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Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

Holiday Depression: 6 Strategies for Battling the Blues

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

Severe Depression: Are You at Risk?

Severe Depression: Are You at Risk?

Depression—a mood disorder that affects an estimated one in 10 Americans at some point in their lives—is a complex mental health condition that comes in a variety of forms, each with distinct characteristics. Whether mild or severe, depression in anyone should be addressed.

“The concept of ‘depression’ is actually a broad

Do You Have “SAD” Disorder?

Do You Have “SAD” Disorder?

As autumn transitions into winter, the waning daylight can trigger the condition known as seasonal affective disorder. SAD is different than simply feeling listless, or unmotivated to leave your home because it’s cold and grey. It’s a type of depression distinguished by seasonality. People who experience SAD disorder may feel

Seasonal Depression: Shedding Light on SAD

Seasonal Depression: Shedding Light on SAD

Seasonal depression usually begins as soon as the weather cools and the days shorten, around September or October, and lasts until it warms up again, often in April. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is most often seen in women, although men also battle it. It has no age limits. Many of

Social Anxiety Disorder: SAD Basics

Social Anxiety Disorder: SAD Basics

People with social anxiety disorder (SAD)—also called social phobia—have an intense fear of social situations, especially if they believe they’ll be judged or scrutinized by others. So, while going to a party may produce what feels like anxiety, a party in which the person is the guest of honor might

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

Depression Definition: More Than Just “Down in the Dumps”?

It’s not always easy for us to determine whether we’re simply down in the dumps or suffering from a form of depression. If you’ve struggled with that question, consider the depression symptoms that are most common. The list includes:

Persistent sadness or low mood (some people feel more numb than sad)
Appetite

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