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The Routine Mental Health Screening That Could Save Your Life

Dr. Damara Gutnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Damara Gutnick

Depression is a disease, not a weakness, and suicide is its tragic consequence. By taking a few simple steps, primary care providers can better identify depression and ensure that patients receive needed treatment.

After An Arrest, A Student With Bipolar Disorder Realized She Needed Help

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Mary Lynn R. is a journalist in Rome, Georgia. After being arrested over an Internet comment, she realized that she needed help managing her bipolar d...

What This Psychologist Wishes She Could Tell Her Patients With Depression

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Miriam S., Ph.D., specializes in neuropsychology and is a scientist and psychologist at an academic medical center in Dallas, Texas. When she treats p...

What It's Really Like Within The Walls of a Psych Ward

Aussa Lorens | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Aussa Lorens

People question why anyone would want to work at a psych hospital-- what they don't realize is that it's a place where you can live out your Disney Princess Dreams. Within the walls of the ward, you can be whoever or wherever you want.

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

How Loved Ones Can Help You Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Only those living with anxiety or depression can truly understand the crippling effects of the symptoms that come along with them. From feeling empty ...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

Onward to the Consultation: Having a Second Opinion in the Fight Against Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

Depression is a horrible illness where your inner core is twisted and twisted again. Your heart hurts, your brain hurts and your soul hurts.

If Antidepressants Don't Cause Weight Gain, What Does?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

One hopes that patients who are gaining weight are not ignored their weight gain because a study says that they should not be doing so.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

10 Warning Signs Of Depression (And What To Do About It)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Do not allow "shame" to hold you back. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Depression affects millions of people each year and is treatable. But you must be willing to ask and accept help.

My Brain Implant Saved Me From Depression

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Te-Erika Patterson

"I had been suffering for so long that I just didn't want to suffer any more. I was potentially going to die either way ... My family wanted anything that could potentially help me."

The Sandy Hook 911 Tapes Were Released Today, But At What Cost to a Recovering Community?

John Santopietro, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime
John Santopietro, M.D.

A larger question that the release of the tapes raises -- given that their exposure clearly comes with a price -- indeed any coverage of such incidents does -- is what ultimately can and should come of it.

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.