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  • How to Prevention and Successful Treating the Postpartum Depression

    How to Prevention and Successful Treating the Postpartum Depression

    In fact, for most new mothers, the first several days after having a baby is an emotional roller coaster ride. Thrilling moments of happiness and joy are abruptly interrupted by a plunge into moments of depressive symptoms including weeping, anxiety, anger, and sadness. These “baby blues” usually peak in the first two to five days […]

  • 9 Ways To Improve Your Mood And Feel Great Instantly

    9 Ways To Improve Your Mood And Feel Great Instantly

    We see a lot of buzz around the science of ‘being happy’. There are psychologists trying to find the secret key to happiness, meditation exponents teaching several different ways to maintain a steady state of the mind, and many wonderful books being written on the subject of ‘positivity’. Yet, this state may elude the most […]

  • Healthcare Providers for Treating Depression

    The first step in treating depression is recognizing that you are clinically depressed, which is a syndrome of both physical and emotional symptoms that is different from just normal everyday sadness. The second step is seeking help. These two steps may in fact be the hardest part of the entire treatment process. Once you seek […]

  • 10 Questions for Doctor About Depression

    If you were recently diagnosed with depression, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit. 1. Is there a medical or physical cause for my depression? 2. What are the pros and cons of treating depression with medicine or psychotherapy? 3. What are the side effects and long-term effects of the prescribed medication? 4. […]

  • Depression in Children: Symptoms and Common Types of Child Depression

    Can Children Really Suffer From Depression? Yes. Childhood depression is different from the normal “blues” and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Just because a child seems sad doesn’t necessarily mean he or she has significant depression. If the sadness becomes persistent, or if disruptive behavior that interferes with normal social activities, interests, […]

  • Depression Glossary

    Information and definitions of terms related to depression. Agoraphobia: Irrational fear of being in public places where escape is difficult or impossible. Common in different types of anxiety disorder. Acupuncture: An ancient Chinese method of healing. It aims to prevent and cure specific diseases and conditions by sticking very fine, solid needles into specific points […]

  • Questions and Answers About Depression

    1. Is depression a mental illness? Yes, clinical depression is a serious, but treatable, mental illness. It is a medical condition, not a personal weakness. It is also very common. Major depression is a clinical syndrome that affects about 6.7% of the U.S. population over age 18, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. […]

  • Recognizing and Diagnosing Depression

    The biggest hurdle to diagnosing and treating depression is recognizing that someone is suffering from it. Unfortunately, approximately half of the people who experience depression never get diagnosed or treated for their illness. And not getting treatment can be life threatening: More than 10% of people battling depression commit suicide. How Is Depression Diagnosed? The […]

  • Depression and Sex: Treating Sexual Problems and Depression

    If you are clinically depressed and also experiencing sexual problems, you’re not alone. Sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction (ED) or an inability to have an orgasm, often co-exist with depression. The good news is that doctors can usually treat sexual problems that are related to depression. What is the connection between sexual problems and […]

  • When a Loved One Has Depression

    Coping with depression is difficult for the person who is depressed, as well as their family and friends. Role of Caregiver The support and involvement of family and friends can be crucial in helping someone who is depressed. It is especially helpful if family and friends encourage the patient to stick with treatment and practice […]

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