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Depression Symptoms

These Photos Show The Power Of Small Victories When Facing Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the condition can make the most menial task seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Jonna Roslund, a 26-y...

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren't the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal af...

'Fuzzy Thinking' Is A Common Symptom Of Depression And Bipolar, Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.15.2015 | Science

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders. And as a large new stu...

Feeling Like Time Is Slowly Dragging By Could Be A Sign Of Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Time may fly when you're having fun, but it can feel as though it's screeching to a halt when you're depressed. People with depression actually pe...

Exercise Doesn't Just Alleviate Depression Symptoms, It May Help Prevent Them

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

We know physical fitness can help alleviate symptoms of depression, but a new study suggests that exercise may prevent them from happening in the firs...

This Simple Exercise Can Improve Depression Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - Moderate-intensity exercise, or even just walking, can improve quality of life for depressed midd...

The Childhood Trait That Could Predict Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, inclu...

How Treating Sleep Apnea Can Also Improve Depression Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - For people with depression and obstructive sleep apnea, using a nightly device to improve breathi...

Lindsay Holmes

Evidence Depression Isn't Just 'All In Your Head' | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Depression touches people differently, making dealing with the condition more of a personal experience than a universal one. Some describe the illness...

A Humor Writer's Dark Confession

Abby Heugel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Abby Heugel

I'm a person who loves to laugh -- and who loves to make other people laugh even more -- but most of the time, that's not me, or at least that's not how I feel.

7 Ways To Recognize Depression In 20-Somethings

Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 05/12/2014 10:27 AM EDT on LiveScience Whether they're stressing out over landing a job, fin...

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 4 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Continued from Part 3 of 4 My fondest memories of growing up was when we bought that house just across the road from you, and spent our summers there...

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 3 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Continued from Part 2 of 4 Grandpa, As weeks passed, you slowly began returning to us in full attention. You became more cognitive and held longer c...

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 2 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

Your experience with darkness has shown all those who love and care about you. Not only has it brought us closer together as a family, but the exercises have made us all realize what is important to us in our lives, and where our priorities lie. Even in your dark times, you still change lives.

During Your Depression: A Letter to My Grandfather (Part 1 of 4)

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

We were left puzzled as what to do until the doctor informed us of depression. Suddenly, we possessed an understanding and a willingness to be patient, and the understanding to show you immense love.

I Am Not Afraid to Admit That

Jenni Simcoe | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jenni Simcoe

Until we open up the conversation about treating mental illness and take away the shame that comes with it, to many suicide will still seem like the only way out of the pain that they are enduring.

Perimenopausal Depression

Staness Jonekos | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Staness Jonekos

Perimenopausal symptoms may be the cause of depression, and for some, it may even be clinical depression.

You Can Be Depressed Without Being Sad

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

It is particularly important to identify depression without sadness (anhedonia) because recent research indicates that it may be anhedonia rather than sadness that correlates with poor physical health.

Excessive Chatting Online Linked To Depression

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.17.2013 | Technology

Diagnosing depression has typically involved studying our behavior offline, such as our mannerisms or body language. But a recent study out of Missour...

'The Moment I Knew Was Depressed'

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

There was never a moment when I said to myself, "Self, it's been two months since you haven't been your cheery self, and if the Zoloft ad on TV is any indication of what depression feels like, you are certainly a sad egg who can't -- or doesn't want to -- catch that damn butterfly."

WATCH: 5 Reasons Why You May Always Be Tired

Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

We all have days when we can barely drag ourselves out of bed, but what should you do if you are constantly battling fatigue? In the above video, Dr. ...

When Does Grief Become Mental Illness?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

We should continue our cultural tradition of recognizing grief as a normal (and expected) human experience. If anything, the grieving person may benefit from support and sympathy, rather than being diagnosed as mentally ill and treated as such.

Depression, Memory and Adaptation

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Could it be that depression, even of a psychotic and/or manic variety, functions as an evolutionary adaptation? Yes, I believe that this can be true, though there are doubts on this theory.

The Depression Epidemic In The Elderly

Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA | Posted 12.29.2011 | Home
Rose Madden-Baer, MSN, MSHA

We must insist that health professionals, especially primary care physicians treating the elderly, assess their patients for depression and consider new ways of treating the illness.