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Symptoms of Depression

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Into the Light: The Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Real

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

I don't live in Florida or Rjuka, and I have not the time or inclination to erect giant mirrors on Willis Tower. But I am going to proactive. I will be making do right here and staring into the light for hopefully a happy winter.

Aggrieved Over Grief As A Diagnosis In DSM

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

My concern is that if we add grief, or internet addiction or "Facebook depression" to an already-growing number of diagnoses, we are likely to find that nearly everyone on this planet suffers from mental illness.

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.

Why People With Depression Are Hiding Their Symptoms From Doctors

Health.com | By Amanda MacMillan | Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Family doctors and other primary care physicians are often the first health professionals to learn that a patient is depressed, but that doesn't mean ...

Hungry Ghosts: The Wanting Mind of Depression

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

When we're in a state of wanting mind, we're never satisfied, no matter what we have. If we attain the object of our longing, we simply replace the old desire with a new one.

Why Gender Matters When Treating Depression

Newsweek | Robin Lynne Gibson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

or years, researchers have known that women are twice as likely to develop depression as men and they suffer a wider range of symptoms. But when it c...