5 AntiDepressant Medication Myths

What do you know about antidepressant pills? How true are they?

Jan 28

Categories: Depression

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The Link Between Migraine And Depression

Migraine is one of the most common painful disorders afflicting one in every eight people. It is characterized by throbbing and relatively unpredictable episodes of head pain that may last up to three days.

Jan 20

Categories: Depression

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What Is Depression?

A short, elegant animated video on What is Depression?

Jan 16

Categories: Depression

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6 Habits That Can Fight Depressive Symptoms

Psychological studies support the following six fascinating ways of fighting depressive symptoms.

Jan 6

Categories: Depression

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Study: Depressed "Pinterest" users suffer from lack of positive ...

Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest - and fuel - depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively.

Dec 11

Categories: Depression

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Greater stress and depression risk for teens with lots of Facebook ...

A new study suggests that the more friends a teenager has on Facebook, the more stressed they are likely to be. This may increase their future risk for depression.

Nov 23

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Can an app prevent teenage suicides? This startup thinks so

Many of the factors that lead to teenage depression are amped up in East Asia. The hyper-competitive school environments in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and mainland China are enough to throw anyone's life out of balance. If you add in the ...

Nov 19

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Depression too often reduced to a checklist of symptoms

How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -- the 'bible' of psychiatry -- diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist.

Oct 26

Categories: Depression

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Using Facebook When You're Living With Depression

Not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time. Though Facebook can elicit warm feelings of nostalgia and connectedness, it can also spur jealousy and feelings of inadequacy too.

Oct 16

Categories: Depression

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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This Way of Socialising Increases Risk of Depression

Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communications in safeguarding people from depression.

Oct 13

Categories: Depression

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Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for ...

"Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression," says Dr. Alan Teo assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & ...

Oct 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression

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Expectant dads get depressed too

“The mental health of men remains a neglected area of research and one that is not adequately addressed during the transition to parenthood,” says senior author, Dr. Deborah Da Costa.

Oct 6

Categories: Depression

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The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Confusion can lead us to neglect a serious psychological condition that requires treatment (depression) or on the other end of the spectrum, overreact to a normative emotional reaction (sadness).

Oct 3

Categories: Depression

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Is online therapy for depression beneficial?

MoodGYM was controversial when it first came out. “People did feel threatened,” said Christensen. “They said it’s unethical, harmful – you’re doing damage and you don’t know it. Or you’re stopping people from getting the real help ...

Sep 28

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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