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Living with Depression? 9 Key Steps That Will Ease the Burden

Living with Depression? 9 Key Steps That Will Ease the Burden

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see “What You Can Do” sidebar). It often takes time and patience to overcome. And while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, a Massachusetts General Hospital expert points out that there are common-sense steps that

Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

Exercise: The Perfect “Natural Antidepressant”

Wondering how to boost your mood with a natural antidepressant? The best starting point is regular exercise. Physical activity releases endorphins, which are brain chemicals that help you feel good while also promoting nerve cell growth, as noted in the University Health News report Overcoming Depression.

Go Natural: Antidepressant

Get Out From Under the Cloud of Depression

Millions of American adults suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD), a condition that often interferes with a person’s ability to work, carry on successful interpersonal relationships, and engage in daily activities of living. However, many people get relief from their depression by taking antidepressant medication.

“Depression is an illness, and, just

7 Ways to Help Your Relationship When You’re Feeling Depressed

7 Ways to Help Your Relationship When You’re Feeling Depressed

More than 16 million U.S. adults ages 18 or older—nearly 7 percent of the adult population—have at least one major depressive episode a year, according to the most recent National Institute of Mental Health estimates. Unfortunately, those individuals rarely suffer alone: Depression often deeply affects close family members, too, as

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer.[1] In fact, a recent study conducted by Boston University researchers revealed vitamin D deficiency actually affects your DNA: “Any improvement in vitamin D status will significantly affect expression of genes that have

8 Natural Dopamine Boosters to Overcome Depression

8 Natural Dopamine Boosters to Overcome Depression

Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain. Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think

Newsbriefs: Mediterranean Diet; Vitamin D; Mercury

Mediterranean Diet May Ease Depression
Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help treat major depression, according to a study published Jan. 30, 2017 in BMC Medicine. In the three-month study, adults with major depressive disorder were randomly assigned to receive either social support (which involved weekly visits from researchers) or support from

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