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Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?

There are two types of Alzheimer’s disease—early-onset and late-onset. Both types have a genetic component, which leaves anyone who has relatives diagnosed with the condition wondering, “Is Alzheimer’s hereditary?” First, keep in mind that this is a very complex disease. Though your risk is higher if you have a family

Depression Symptoms: “Major” vs. “Persistent”

Depression Symptoms: “Major” vs. “Persistent”

As with other mental disorders, the difference between just having a bad day, or week, or month, and truly suffering from depression is the duration of symptoms and level of impairment. As such, it helps to consider different levels and how we define them.
Depression Symptoms of MDD
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD),

How to Overcome Depression

How to Overcome Depression

Medications are most often used to treat depression and are thought to improve mood by adjusting levels of the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that contribute to depression symptoms.
Although these drugs can be very effective at combating depression, they can have side effects. They may also interact in negative ways with other

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,

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