Depression is a disorder that negatively affects mood, thoughts, and behavior. It is also known as “major depressive disorder” or “clinical depression,” and for a diagnosis to be made, symptoms must have been present for at least two weeks. It is a common but serious mood disorder, but with appropriate
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You don’t always know when the next challenge in your life will arrive or what form it will take. The only sure thing, perhaps, is that another hurdle will be placed in your path at some point. Will you be ready when it does?
Becoming more resilient in the face of
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 for
Depression is a debilitating disorder that often carries the stigma of weakness and dysfunction. At the very least, it may be embarrassing to the person suffering from it because it implies he or she cannot effectively “keep things together.” Other challenges in life can be confronted straight on using your
Q: What are antihistamines, and which ones are most likely to make me sleepy?
A: Antihistamines are medications that reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction. Antihistamines may also be used as sedatives and sleep aids, and they are found in some cold and
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.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found frequently in canned food products has been linked by a new study to behavior problems including depression in children.
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.
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 in reasoning and memory that accompanies dementia impairs our ability to carry out everyday
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