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Depression and the Elderly

As we age, deteriorating health and the loss of life partners and independence can significantly impact our emotional well being. It may be too embarrassing to admit feeling depressed,...
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Depression and Smoking

Depression is associated with an increased frequency of smoking. Addicted smokers are characterized by preoccupation with smoking, abnormal attachment to cigarettes and anticipation of brain reward from the drugs...
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Antidepressant Medications

Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just “the #8221; It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks...
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An Introduction to Depression

Depression is the common cold of mental disorders — most people will be affected by depression in their lives either directly or indirectly, through a friend or family member....
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Social Phobia and Health

There is much evidence that strong friendships and relationships can positively influence health. But if you tend to become anxious in social settings, you may not be gaining the...
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Historical Secrets to Happiness

Has the latest fad, “positive psychology,” increased our happiness? Not according to a British author and cultural historian. Positive psychology, defined as “the study of optimal human functioning,” has...
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Dysthymia Treatment

There are a number of effective treatment approaches to help treat dysthymic disorder (also known as dysthymia). Often times a person with dysthymia will seek out treatment because of...
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