Do you watch the holidays approach with a creeping sense of dread? Maybe you don’t get along with family members, or maybe you don’t have any family at all. Perhaps death, divorce, and disagreements made past get-togethers with loved ones a living hell. Or maybe you simply cannot tolerate the … Read More
how to overcome depression
If you've been struggling to figure out how to overcome depression, you may have turned to medications, talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or alternative treatments. Each can be effective, but they also won't guarantee relief from that cloud of depression.
How to Overcome Depression: Medications
Medications are thought to improve mood by adjusting … Read More
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
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More