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20 Tips to Tame Your Stress
Dr. Ponton lists 20 quick and easy tips to help calm your stress and help put you in a better mood. Curl up, get comfortable, and enjoy this article!
https://psychcentral.com/lib/20-tips-to-tame-your-stress/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 7060 - Rate This | Details
Alcohol and Depression
Dr. Martin's article on alcoholism states how there are common signs between alcoholism and major depression. Alcohol, according to Dr. Martin, is a depression-causing drug. Listed in this article are many things to know about how alcoholism and depression are comorbid, or related to each other.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/alcohol-and-depression/ - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 6319 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Depression Treatment Options
An article describing some of the broad treatment options available for helping people cope with depression.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-depression-treatment-options/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6838 - Rate This | Details
Choosing the Best SSRI
There are now five prescription drugs in the class known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) approved in the United States for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, bulimia nervosa, anxiety, panic disorder and other medical conditions such as PMS. This raises the question: Does any member of the class provide better symptom relief or reduce serious or long-lasting side effects in treating these conditions?
Learn how to choose the best SSRI, and how your doctors make those choices for you.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/choosing-the-best-ssri/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 6129 - Rate This | Details
Women and Depression
This is an article describing the effects of depression on women and the unique way in which women cope with depressive feelings.
For both women and men, rates of major depression are highest among the separated and divorced, and lowest among the married, while remaining always higher for women than for men. The quality of a marriage, however, may contribute significantly to depression. Lack of an intimate, confiding relationship, as well as overt marital disputes, have been shown to be related to depression in women. In fact, rates of depression were shown to be highest among unhappily married women.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/women-and-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9443 - Rate This | Details
Hormones and Depression in Women
Depression, like stress, may be another symptom of menopause. The hormone imbalance associated with perimenopause and menopause inhibits your body from managing stress and experiencing positive moods.
This article from BodyLogicMD explores the close relationship between hormones and depression in women.
https://www.bodylogicmd.com/for-women/hormones-and-depression - 29-Sep-2017 - Hits: 0 - Rate This | Details
Postpartum Mood Disorders: Common, Complex, Distinct and Treatable
The "baby blues," as they're often called, are misunderstood and minimized by too many people. This article helps you to understand what happens after a woman gives birth and the types of symptoms you can expect that are associated with postpartum depression.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/postpartum-mood-disorders-common-complex-distinct-and-treatable/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 970 - Rate This | Details
Advice for Coping with Chronic Depression
How does a person cope with Chronic Depression? What is it? Chronic depression is also known as dysthymia, and is a form of depression which can last for many years. Find out more about it here.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/advice-for-coping-with-chronic-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 5157 - Rate This | Details
An Overview of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT, or electro-convulsive therapy, is highly effective in treating severe Major Depression, as well as in some forms of recurrent Major Depression, but with one major problem--memory loss. Something like the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", Electroconvulsive Therapy is also nicknamed "shock therapy". Want to learn more? Click on the link to read on.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 778 - Rate This | Details
Major depression, the kind of depression that will most likely benefit from treatment with medications, is more than just "the blues." It is a condition that lasts 2 weeks or more, and interferes with a person's ability to carry on daily tasks and enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure. This is an overview article about the types of antidepressant medications available to people.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/antidepressant-medications/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1950 - Rate This | Details
Depression is a mean, mean, mean dog. It can bite, chew, and tear up those who suffer from it, leaving them ragged, torn and skewered. Read more about Depression's Black Dog.
https://www.abusewatch.net/rep_dep.php - 8-Nov-2008 - Hits: 253 - Rate This | Details
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse
Having a spouse die is a horrible and traumatic event in a person's life. While a person probably never can completely cope with the loss of a spouse, Dr. Martin shows some simple and easy to understand steps that can help.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-the-loss-of-a-spouse/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3534 - Rate This | Details
Creativity and Depression
An interesting article that explores how depression affects creativity, by Douglas Eby.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/creativity-and-depression/ - 28-Sep-2005 - Hits: 3802 - Rate This | Details
Dealing with the Depths of Depression
How can a person deal with depression? Many claim that they have depression, however; the "depression" many have is usually just an occasional sadness. Depression profoundly impairs a persons ability to concentrate, sleep, eat and feel happy. To find out more on how to deal with it, click on the link.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/dealing-with-the-depths-of-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 4258 - Rate This | Details
Defeating Depression's Funk-to-Fat Cycle
Do you feel depressed? Overeating and or gorging? This article can help you understand how to set up fitness goals that can help with a person who is depressed, and who needs exercise. Exercise can ease depression and help a person become motivated. Motivated to find out how? Click on...
https://psychcentral.com/lib/defeating-depressions-funk-to-fat-cycle/ - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1088 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Baby Boomers
An article on how depression affects those in the "baby boomer" generation. As the leading cause of disability in the United States and worldwide, major depression is an invisible disease that, for reasons unknown, is becoming the scourge of those born between 1946 and 1964. But, unlike other medical illnesses, depression is widely unrecognized and untreated, and often remains an unresolved issue throughout life.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-baby-boomers-how-having-it-all-may-be-too-much/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2061 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Chronic Back Pain
Even though it is not always recognized and/or treated, clinical depression is estimated to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than in the general population. This article discusses the interrelationship between depression and chronic back pain and helps patients recognize the signs of depression.
https://www.spine-health.com/conditions/depression/depression-and-chronic-back-pain - 12-Sep-2005 - Hits: 454 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Mesothelioma
Being depressed is nothing new for cancer patients, as it affects about 25% of those diagnosed. However, it is important to seek professional assistance to help you cope with your disease, as fear of death, financial impact and body changes can contribute to your overall grief.
https://mesothelioma.net/depression-and-mesothelioma/ - 3-Aug-2017 - Hits: 14 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Smoking
Smokers carry their own risks relating to depression.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-smoking/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4348 - Rate This | Details
Depression and the Elderly
In our natural life process, aging can be a time of loneliness, aches and even depression. In the article, Dr. Framingham helps to show that depression can occur in the elderly and that it does need to be treated. Listed in the article are items to watch out for which may tell of elderly depression, and how to tell the difference between "the blues" and depression itself.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-and-the-elderly/ - 1-Mar-2006 - Hits: 642 - Rate This | Details
Depression in Cancer Patients
How can a person cope with their anxiety and depression, and does psychological treatment work for those who have cancer? Click on the link to find out.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-cancer-patients/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 261 - Rate This | Details
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in children and adolescents is a huge issue for those who have children or are children themselves. The depression children and adolescents suffer from may not be properly diagnosed. In this article are ways to decide whether or not a person who is not an adult is depressed or not, and reasons why depression is so often misdiagnosed in younger populations.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/ - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3510 - Rate This | Details
Depression Survival Guide
Depression survival guide hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) that offers a variety of brief suggestions as to how to successfully manage and overcome depression.
https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/February-2016/Depression-Survival-Guide - 18-Feb-2016 - Hits: 65 - Rate This | Details
Depression vs. the Blues
Trying to differentiate between ordinary blues and a serious depression can help you decide what to do next.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-versus-the-blues/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2865 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Down But Not Out
Depression is almost as common as a cold. Many have claimed to have it at least once or twice in their lives. It is even heard of much more nowadays due to the increase of psychological studies and medicines. Discussed in this article is the fact, that even though a person may have depression, he is not completely down for the count. Click on the link to find out more.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-down-but-not-out/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 638 - Rate This | Details
Diabetes and Depression
Several studies suggest that diabetes doubles the risk of depression compared to those without the disorder. The chances of becoming depressed increase as diabetes complications worsen. Research shows that depression leads to poorer physical and mental functioning, so a person is less likely to follow a required diet or medication plan. Treating depression with psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of these treatments can improve a patient's well-being and ability to manage diabetes. This article describes the association between diabetes and depression.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/diabetes-and-depression/ - 11-Nov-2005 - Hits: 604 - Rate This | Details
Dysthymia: Chronic Depression
An article describing dysthymia, a form of chronic depression. Dysthymia usually begins at an earlier age than major depression with a more persistent impairment of daily function. Many people with dysthymic disorder also experience major depressive episodes. If they have both dysthymia and major depression, they are said to suffer from "double depression."
https://psychcentral.com/lib/dysthymia-chronic-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4143 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions about Depression
- I think I'm depressed, where do I start?
- It seems that more people are depressed nowadays than in the past. Is the rate of depression increasing?
- What is the difference between grief and depression?
- What are some of the risk factors associated with developing depression?
- When is being depressed a normal reaction and when is it truly major depression?
- How do most people react when they are diagnosed with depression?
- What can I expect regarding other people's reaction?
In this Frequently Asked Questions article, Dr. Bressert answers these questions:
https://psychcentral.com/lib/frequently-asked-questions-about-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 382 - Rate This | Details
Holiday Stress: A Resourceful Survivor's Guide
Spending all that money on Christmas, or any other holiday got you down? Tired of always shopping, running around, wishing others "Happy Holidays!" and tired of nonstop cheer? According to Dr. McGregor, here's your chance to enjoy a serene Christmas - or Ramadan or Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. Find out how to survive the holidays by clicking on this article.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/holiday-stress-a-resourceful-survivors-guide/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 228 - Rate This | Details
How Can I Help A Loved One With Depression?
Do you know someone suffering from depression? Would you like to be able to help them recover? It may feel like a daunting task to do, helping a person who really does not want to be helped. Dr. Bressert has some good ideas within this article on how to best do so.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/how-can-i-help-a-loved-one-with-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 451 - Rate This | Details