Articles on Depression - Page 3

Alcoholism

Codependency, Addiction, and Emptiness

Emptiness is a common feeling. There are distinct types of emptiness, but it’s psychological emptiness that underlies codependency and addiction. Whereas existential emptiness is concerned with your relationship to...
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Depression

OCD and Depression

When my son Dan’s obsessive-compulsive disorder was severe, he was barely functioning. He isolated himself from his friends, and could barely move from point A to point B. He’d...
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Caregivers

Suicide: Helping Survivors Cope

Why do individuals commit suicide? Despite its prevalence, suicide remains highly stigmatized and survivors of suicide often suffer in silence in fear of being judged and criticized. This paper...
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Henry’s Story with Depression

Henry W., a 44-year-old advertisement company executive, had been married for 17 years before his wife demanded a divorce based on “irreconcilable #8221; Henry and his wife, Mary, had...
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An Overview of Depression Treatment Options

Depression can be treated effectively with antidepressant medications and psychological therapies. Research suggests that antidepressant medications and psychotherapy are equally effective for treating mild to moderate cases of depression....
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Choosing the Best SSRI

As the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression in Great Neck, , pointed out, mood disorders are caused by a flaw in chemistry, not character. That’s why...
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Depression Treatment

Topics Covered in This Depression Treatment Article: Introduction Psychotherapy Hospitalization Medications Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Self-Help Psychotherapy, Medication or Both? References   Introduction This...
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Teenagers and Suicide

Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Each year in the , thousands of teenagers commit suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for...
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