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4 Dopamine Boosters to Improve Depression Symptoms, Mood, and Motivation

4 Dopamine Boosters to Improve Depression Symptoms, Mood, and Motivation

When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical (neurotransmitter) serotonin often comes to mind. While it’s true that serotonin deficiency is a problem for many people with depression and other mental health issues, researchers have known for years that other neurotransmitters

Ask the Doctor: Serotonin, Pink Eye in Adults; Adenoids & Immune Health

Q: A friend of mine takes an antidepressant that affects serotonin. What is serotonin, and what does it do?

A: Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—a chemical that transmits messages between neurons in the brain and to the central nervous system. Serotonin has been described as a “feel-good” neurotransmitter, since it is believed

8 Tips on How to Cure Depression

8 Tips on How to Cure Depression

If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. You’re not alone, as millions of other Americans experience this common disorder. The bright side is that there are a number of effective lifestyle strategies you can take to fight

How to Help Someone with Depression

How to Help Someone with Depression

Your intentions are good: You want to reach out to a friend or family member who’s showing serious signs of depression. But there isn’t always an easy answer for what to say, which actions to take, and, generally, on how to help someone with depression.
Your friend may not realize

7. Living with Depression and Providing Support to Others

Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation in turn feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
In this

1. Causes of Depression

It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is no simple answer to the question, what causes depression? Is it your brain? Your genes? Your thought patterns? Your life experiences? Likely, it’s all of the above and more.
How the Brain Works
To better understand what causes depression, it helps to have a

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Older adults who experience the onset of major depression might want to consider whether their symptoms could be a side effect of a medication they are taking. Certain drugs have been linked to a higher risk for depression and suicidal thinking in a portion of patients. Assessment by a physician

Are Your Meds Making You Depressed?

Older adults who experience the onset of major depression might want to consider whether their symptoms could be a side effect of a medication they are taking. Certain drugs have been linked to a higher risk for depression and suicidal thinking in a portion of patients. Assessment by a physician

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