Tag: mental health

Dementia Causes: Can Depression Play a Role?

Dementia Causes: Can Depression Play a Role?

Dementia causes can be a mystery, but there’s no doubt the condition is too prevalent. About 5.4 million Americans are thought to have some degree of dementia, and its destructive effects on our cognitive abilities come at huge cost to our overall wellbeing—and that of our loved ones.

“The decline

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

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown

Many of us have heard stories of the 1950s housewife who had a nervous breakdown and had to spend time in a medical facility. But “nervous breakdown” is not a medical diagnosis. That’s right: There is no official or medical definition for the phrase “nervous breakdown.”

So what was that 1950s

For Men Dealing with Depression: Start by Getting Help

For Men Dealing with Depression: Start by Getting Help

If you’re like many men, you don’t like to ask for help. You have a do-it-yourself attitude that any problem can be fixed. That’s also the mindset that many men have when it comes to dealing with depression. In general, experts say, men simply don’t discuss sadness or other feelings.

Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

Research shows that when you’re consistently sad, pessimistic, or moody you may have a serotonin deficiency that you can treat yourself by using serotonin supplements. The 4 natural serotonin supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction? The answer is simple: An inability to consistently attain and maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It’s also called impotence, as the condition was known until the term erectile dysfunction, or ED, was coined in 1992.

But the answer to erectile dysfunction isn’t the same for

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

The Surprising Link Between Gluten and Depression

Is there a connection between gluten and depression? Investigators from the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, had observed from previous studies that people with gluten sensitivity (but without celiac disease) may still have digestive symptoms while on a gluten-free diet but continue

Editor’s Note: Dealing With Depression

Depression is very common in women throughout their life cycles: Almost one out of every three women will experience depression or anxiety in her life. Hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy and the postpartum period, as well as during and after menopause, are thought to contribute.

As a primary care doctor,

Beware of Chronic Dieting

Eating disorders are more prevalent in young adults, but they can develop later in life. Compared to men, women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder. According to clinical psychologist Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD, Clinical Psychology Director for the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, undereating, dieting, or just

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