I love music; I listen to it while driving, working, doing chores, relaxing, and even when I am exercising. And while not everyone likes the same kind, most people would agree that listening to music is a pleasant and oftentimes mood-boosting experience. In fact, music can have such a profound … Read More
A relatively easy procedure, blue light therapy has successfully treated multiple conditions, including cancer, actinic keratosis (a type of superficial skin cancer), and acne. More commonly known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), blue light therapy works often as well as surgery or radiation therapy. Plus, it doesn’t cause awful side-effects.
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Because there are multiple types of depression, anyone feeling as if he or she is battling the condition might understandably wonder, “What kind of depression do I have?”
The most severe form is major depressive disorder, or MDD. People with MDD feel down most or all of the time … Read More
You’ll often hear about postpartum depression, but did you know that many women also experience depression while pregnant? In fact, depression during the pregnancy (called antenatal depression) is actually more prevalent than postpartum depression.
Unfortunately, antenatal depression doesn’t get the attention it deserves and, as a consequence, many women aren’t getting … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
The cause of depression is often very hard to pinpoint. Is it a neurotransmitter imbalance? Lack of exercise? Diet? Vitamin deficiencies? If you’ve already addressed some of these common causes of depression, like a serotonin deficiency, and still haven’t found relief, it might be time to see if … Read More
Cesarean sections are more common than ever. In some cases, women elect to have c-sections instead of a vaginal delivery, and in others, they may be medically necessary or performed in an emergency. Whatever your reason for having one, recovering from c-section procedures can take weeks, if not months. These … Read More
Exciting research is taking place in the arena of folate vitamins for depression treatment. One form of the B vitamin folate, 5-MTHF, has been found particularly effective for treating depression, especially in people with recurrent depression and for whom antidepressants don’t work. Known as 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) or as L-methylfolate, this … Read More
It seems there are nearly as many symptoms of depression as there are people with depression. After all, everyone experiences low moods differently. Experts continue to recognize certain clusters of symptoms of depression that tend to be seen together, and sometimes they label these clusters as a specific … Read More