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Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Many of the symptoms that patients complain about are the side effects caused by the drug that they were incorrectly prescribed in the first place. I want to stress the need that patients must ask questions and be educated.

6 Truths About Depression and How to Overcome It

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.

What Some People With Depression Aren't Talking To Their Doctors About

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

More than half of people with depression don't see their doctors for mental health reasons within the following year, according to a new study that lo...

Treatment-Resistant Depression, Part One

David Blistein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

Our individuality is our blessing and our -- well, curse is too strong a word, but it can be pretty challenging. And I know full well the overwhelming feelings of desperation and helplessness when you think you've tried everything.

Is Bi-Cycling Delusion Keeping Your Bipolar in Disorder?

Tom Wootton | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Wootton

Bipolar is a cyclical condition. We cycle through depressions and manias, sometimes reaching intensities that cause a crisis for us. We also periodically cycle into remission. It might be easier if the cycles were predictable, but for many of us they are completely random.

Depressed? Treatment Not Working? Be Careful What You Do Next

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

If you are taking an anti-depressant but are still depressed, the ad says, ask your doctor about adding Abilify (originally approved as an anti-psychotic medication). This is, at best, misleading medical advice.

A Shocking New Finding About Depression In America

Posted 07.11.2013 | Fifty

Showing that depression is not a normal part of aging, depressive symptoms are on the decline for older adults, particularly those 55 and up, accordin...

Why Mothers Struggling With Depression Should Seek Help

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So much worry goes into your child's well-being. Yet, one of the most important things a woman can do when becoming a mother is to work on being in good mental health herself. If she starts to notice symptoms of depression, she shouldn't be afraid or ashamed to seek help.

Shining a Light of Hope on Depression

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Depression is treatable, yet less than half of those with depression worldwide are receiving treatment, due in part to the stigma associated with the disease. This misunderstanding about depression is what prevented my father from getting treatment.

Goodbye Darkness, My Old Friend

Robin Bobbé | Posted 05.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Robin Bobbé

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgShe encouraged me to try different things. It wasn't easy. When you are depressed that is the hardest thing to do. It's like walking in quicksand. Slowly, I did start trying new things. I found talents that I never knew existed.

Decorating A Barren Memory Palace

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Wray Herbert

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe more vivid and concrete an image is the more likely it is to stick in the mind. Elaboration is the key to the memory palace. Some people's memory palaces are rather barren, however. Notably, people who suffer from serious depression.

Biomarkers for Depression: Promise or Prime Time?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When I saw the journal article, I wondered if there was something new that could better explain how depression comes on in a person (called pathogenesis -- or how a disease process is born). Might there be new information about how to improve depression treatment?

Telling My Grandmother's Stories

Rachel Joyce | Posted 04.19.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Joyce

I told her what a pleasure it has been to be her granddaughter, and that our relationship is not over, it's just on pause.

Peace Yourself Together

Suna Senman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

While loneliness and isolation do not always lead to violence, and while they are not the only causes of violence, they are often a contributing factor to it. Learning how to transform isolation, in ourselves and others, thus can help facilitate not only inner peace but also social stability.

The Phone Call

Mark Pacitti | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Pacitti

It was a long, slow journey to recovery. But at the end of the road was a light far brighter than I had ever imagined possible. All it took in the end was a phone call.

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.

Depression: Medicate, Meditate or Both?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Working with mindfulness and meditation in this way is only one approach that is showing encouraging results in studies for preventing relapse in patients with depression. However, there may be other ways that are supportive to you.

The Signs Of Depression, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Depression is partly biological, but there can be other psychological causes. When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she ...

Low Dose Paroxetine (LDMP) for Hot Flashes

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Mache Seibel, MD

A new study gives hope for a new non-hormonal treatment for hot flashes with lower dosages and less side effects.

How to Recognize and Get Help for Depression

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Depression is a real illness that affects mood, feelings, behavior and physical health, and contrary to what many people believe, it's not a normal part of aging or a personal weakness, but it is very treatable.

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.

How To Treat Depression, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz revealed some surprising facts about treating depression when he met with me on Mondays W...

Stuff, Not Stuff

Waldo Mellon | Posted 08.07.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

Dear Waldo, I got one leg, no feet, a big welt on my cheek, no job, plus a cleft palate. Cheer me up asshole. Sincerely, One legged footless jobl...

Catherine Pearson

Depression Treatment: Just A Phone Call Away? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living

People with depression may not need to physically go see a doctor to get effective treatment. A new study suggests that patients who participate ...