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Is Depression a Disease?
A lengthy transcript of an excellent debate between some of the thought leaders in the area of depression and depression theory. Debate participants included Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., and Ron Leifer, M.D. (on the "No, it's not" side) and Donald F. Klein, M.D., Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D., and Peter Kramer, M.D. (on the "Yes, it is" side). A very interesting read.
http://www.szasz.com/isdepressionadiseasetranscript.html - 4-Apr-2002 - Hits: 4616 - Rate This | Details
Kelly's St. John's Wort pages for Depression
Here are the experiences, questions and discussions of thousands of people who suffer from depression. Many visitors who post messages have chosen to take St. John's Wort, 5HTP, SAM-e, or conventional medications to combat their depression. Since 1997, there have been tens of millions of people visiting Kelly's SJW pages.
http://www.sjwinfo.org/ - 21-Oct-2004 - Hits: 508 - Rate This | Details
Key Points About Antidepressant Therapy
What you need to know if you are taking an antidepressant medication such as Paxil, Wellbutrin, Prozac, or Zoloft.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/key-points-about-antidepressant-therapy/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1910 - Rate This | Details
MatchCollege - Depression in College
For many college students, college creates stress and anxiety that adversely impacts their mental health. For this reason MatchCollege.com has put together this resource guide to help students, parents, friends and school administrators better support the mental health of college students everywhere. This guide includes data on mental health in college, potential signs mental health issues, common stressors, ways to help manage stress and other helpful resources.
https://www.matchcollege.com/post/depression-college - 20-Oct-2017 - Hits: 57 - Rate This | Details
Medications: Symptom Relief, Not Cure
Just as aspirin can reduce a fever without clearing up the infection that causes it, psychotherapeutic medications act by controlling symptoms. Like most drugs used in medicine, they correct or compensate for some malfunction in the body. Psychotherapeutic medications do not cure mental illness, but they do lessen its burden.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/medications-symptom-relief-not-cure/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 773 - Rate This | Details
Men and Depression
Depression is a serious medical condition that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months or even years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who have depression.
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/men-and-depression/index.shtml - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 515 - Rate This | Details
Men Can Get the Blues
Despite common misconceptions, men too suffer from depression. This article describes how depression affects men differently than women.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/men-can-get-the-blues/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1704 - Rate This | Details
Moving Beyond the Loss of an Ability
How can a person handle a loss of an ability? It may be something as eyesight, hearing, or it can be such things as walking, talking and others. What happens when a person loses abilities and how can they best help themselves?
https://psychcentral.com/lib/moving-beyond-the-loss-of-an-ability/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 889 - Rate This | Details
Postpartum Depression and Colic - Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Prevention Plan
An article by Dr. Shoshana Bennett addressing the relationship between postpartum depression and the added strains of high needs babies, such as those who are colic.
http://www.coliccalm.com/baby_infant_newborn_articles/postpartum-depression-and-colic.htm - 23-Dec-2015 - Hits: 180 - Rate This | Details
Quick Facts About Depression
A brief article describing some quick facts about depression.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/facts-about-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2753 - Rate This | Details
Risk Factors for Depression
In this article, Dr. Haggerty shows how depression can affect anyone at anytime. Certain risk factors may be more likely to those who suffer from depression, however; depression is a mental illness which can strike anyone at any time. Understand the symptoms and feelings, and learn how depression can affect you or the ones you love.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/risk-factors-for-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 366 - Rate This | Details
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Learn about seasonal affective disorder, a subtype of depression that affects certain people relating to the season (e.g., people who are only depressed during the winter months).
https://psychcentral.com/lib/seasonal-affective-disorder/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4764 - Rate This | Details
Side Effects of Antidepressant Medications
Antidepressant medications such as Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, and Wellbutrin usually come with a number of side-effects. While various drugs have different side effect profiles, most individuals experience fewer side effects with the newer antidepressants (example: SSRIs, SNRIs). Learn all about them in this article.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/side-effects-of-antidepressant-medications/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2175 - Rate This | Details
Six Depression Symptoms Men Should Pay Attention To
This article from Cheat Sheet.com's Health and Fitness section outlines six symptoms of depression to look for especially in men.
http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/depression-symptoms-pay-attention.html/ - 16-Nov-2016 - Hits: 66 - Rate This | Details
Teen depression is a serious issue, but can be helped when you know the symptoms. Though the term "depression" can describe a normal human emotion, it also can refer to a mental disorder. Depressive illness in teenagers is defined when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with the teen's ability to function.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/teenage-depression/ - 1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 665 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Better Managing Your Stress
There has to be a better way. Stewing around in life, upset because things did not turn out the way they were supposed to is not the best way to deal with your life. You deserve better. Do you want to learn how to manage your stress better? You do? Click on this article, and find out how.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-better-managing-your-stress/ - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1440 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Managing Your Depression
Learn ways to help manage your moods and depressive feelings.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-for-managing-your-depression/ - 2-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2511 - Rate This | Details
Treatment of Depression with rTMS
According to Dr. Hauser, a procedure referred to as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was developed in 1985 to test brain function in healthy individuals, and in those with various types of medical conditions. Recent studies show that rTMS may be used for helping to treat depression. Find out more about this new and exciting treatment by clicking on this article.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-of-depression-with-rtms/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 191 - Rate This | Details
Types of Depression Unique to Women
It is a true fact. Women do have depression that men themselves do not suffer from. Women suffer from certain types of depression due to their special physiology and hormones. Estrogen, which can help impact moods, is a huge part of the depressive process. Reading this article will help women (and men as well) understand that women do have a lot to worry about--and reading this will also hopefully help people to seek for recovery.
https://psychcentral.com/lib/types-and-symptoms-of-depression/ - 25-Mar-2006 - Hits: 502 - Rate This | Details