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Don’t Let Depression Sideline You

Almost twice as many women as men suffer from depression, and about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lifetimes. However, many women do not seek help.

“Often, people don’t recognize that they may be suffering from depression,” says Susan Evans, PhD, Professor of Psychology in Clinical

6. Depression in Children

All children get sad from time to time. Often they seem to respond dramatically to the slightest frustration, like losing a toy or not getting their favorite dessert. Yet for some children, low or disrupted mood is an everyday occurrence. About five percent of children and adolescents are depressed at

4. Diagnosing Depression

Once you’ve made that important first step to go see your doctor or a mental health professional for your depression symptoms, these experts will give you a comprehensive assessment to determine whether you are indeed suffering from the condition. This section describes some of the things that might happen during

6. How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects Mental Function

A person with Alzheimer’s disease will have increasing difficulty with memory, language, time perception, visual-spatial orientation, and problem-solving ability. Mood and behavior changes will also occur. But these don’t come on suddenly. A person with Alzheimer’s disease won’t be entirely normal one day and completely incapacitated the next. The effects

Depression Test: What Can It Tell You?

Depression Test: What Can It Tell You?

If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for a while, and especially if you have thoughts of suicide, it’s time to visit your doctor or a mental health care professional. (If you’re feeling really hopeless, don’t hesitate to visit your nearest emergency room or urgent care center.) Most of

What to Do When Depressed: How to Help Yourself

What to Do When Depressed: How to Help Yourself

It’s a more common question than you may think: What to do when depressed? Take heart. You’re not alone. Nearly 15 million Americans are depressed right now.

If you think you might be depressed, see your doctor. He or she can confirm your diagnosis and rule out any other underlying causes,

Get Past the Stigma of Depression and into Effective Treatment

Almost twice as many women as men suffer from depression, and about one in five women develop depression at some point in their lifetimes. However, many women do not seek help.

“Often, people don’t recognize or understand that they may be suffering from depression,” says Susan Evans, PhD, Professor of Psychology

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