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Depression Symptoms

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 03.14.2014 | 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.

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 m...

How Do I Talk To Someone With Depression?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

5 Tips to Avoid Depression In College

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

For many freshmen, watching their parents drive away on the first day of college is a moment of unabashed excitement over the newfound sense of freedo...

9 Ways To Support Someone With Depression (PHOTOS)

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When someone you know and love is clinically depressed, you want to be there for that person. Still, keep in mind that your friend or loved one has ...

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.

Depression and My Lifesavers

Susan Polis Schutz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Polis Schutz

My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell.

The Importance of Being Unhappy

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Take your own sweet time to stay unhappy. Then allow it to serve its purpose, play out its role, before getting in a hurry to ward it off.

Losing Sleep? Watch For These 9 Signs of Depression

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest dangers for people who have prolonged sleep disruption is the risk of developing depression or substance abuse....