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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

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

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

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

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

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),

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

Am I Depressed?

Am I Depressed?

The National Institutes of Health defines depression as a common but serious mood disorder. That may leave you still wondering, “Am I depressed?”

The answer is: You’re dealing with depression if your mood severely affects you how feel, think, sleep, work, and interact with others, and if symptoms are present

Is That Symptom a Sign of Something Serious?

It’s important that you don’t panic about health symptoms that develop as you age, since they often can be addressed with lifestyle modifications or medical therapy. That said, some symptoms do signal a potentially serious health problem, so talking to your doctor about any problems you’re experiencing is the crucial

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

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

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