What it feels to want to kill yourself

Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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Loneliness can be depressing, but it helps us survive

Loneliness not only feels nasty, it can also make you depressed, shatter your sleep, even kill you. Yet scientists think loneliness evolved because it was good for us. It still is - sometimes.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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How do antidepressants trigger fear and anxiety?

More than 100 million people worldwide take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac and Zoloft, to treat depression, anxiety and related conditions, but these drugs have a common and mysterious side effect: they can worsen ...

Aug 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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The downside of being happy

The idea that sadness somehow kindles creativity is a popular and long-lasting one. The artistic canon appears to be full of people whose dark mental states kindled their brilliance but also brought their lives to an early end - such as Vincent van ...

Aug 20

Categories: Depression

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Depression Is NOT Just A Mental Disorder, Review of 29 Studies ...

Depression is more than a mental disorder, it affects the body’s ability to detoxify itself.

Aug 10

Categories: Depression

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Combining Two Free Activities Can Reduce Depression By 40% in Two ...

Reduce depression by combining two activities well-known to make you feel better.

Jul 29

Categories: Depression

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The Seeds of Depression And Anxiety Could Lie In This Room

Creating a perfect storm of negative emotions.

Jul 26

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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The Simpler Talk Therapy That Treats Depression Effectively

The talk therapy that is quicker (and cheaper) than cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Jul 25

Categories: Depression

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Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?

Energy flows where attention goes," is a philosophy on well-being that resonates with individuals who are seeking positivity. Now, a new review suggests this is the case when it comes to happiness and depression. It seems the same genes that steer ...

Jul 20

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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The Most Overlooked Factor in Depression Recovery

Only relatively small changes are needed to see benefits to depressive symptoms.

Jul 15

Categories: Depression

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The Surprising Way Antidepressants Help Depressed People

Antidepressants can help to fight a little-known symptom of depression.

Jul 9

Categories: Depression

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Pessimistic rats are extra sensitive to negative feedback

Depression is complex and influenced by many factors, but the way depressed people think is a likely contributor to the disorder. Depression is often associated with cognitive biases, including paying more attention to negative than positive events ...

Jul 2

Categories: Depression

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The Weird Thing Depression Does To The Brain

Finding could be linked to depressive symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep problems.

Jun 25

Categories: Depression

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Do Depressed and Anxious People Ruminate And Worry?

Research on depression and anxiety has looked at many factors underlying these disorders. One important factor that has emerged in many studies is rumination.

Jun 17

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Major Depression: Most Antidepressants Ineffective For Children, Teens

Children and adolescents with major depression do not benefit from most antidepressant medications, and some of these drugs may do more harm than good. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet.

Jun 10

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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