Category «Depression»

Understanding Depression

By Krisha McCoy, MS | Medically reviewed by Kevin O. Hwang, MD, MPH This serious mental illness affects about 7 percent of the U.S. adult population and often accompanies physical conditions like diabetes.                     Depression is relatively common among American adults, with 14.8 million people — …

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the ‘love hormone’?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies. Is there a link with postpartum depression and oxytocin, which is sometimes called the “love hormone”? Three researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are starting a 5-year study, …

Where to Get Help for Depression

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. If unsure where to go for help and you’re afraid that you may be suffering from depression, there are many opportunities to find help for diagnosis and treatment of this concern. All mental disorders — including depression — benefit from treatment. And today more than ever, treatments are well-tolerated and …

How Can I Get Help for Depression?

Treatment Facts Many types of treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of depression. Two-thirds of people living with the condition never seek treatment, even though 80 percent of people with clinical depression who seek treatment, through psychotherapy, medication, or both, do see improvement within a matter of weeks (EDMP). Not all treatments will work for everyone. …

Dealing with Depression

Self-Help and Coping Tips to Overcome Depression Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just will yourself to “snap out of it,” but you do have some control—even if your …

Allergies may boost chances of anxiety or depression symptoms

Reuters Health) – Kids who have allergies at an early age are more likely than others to also have problems with anxiety and depression, according to a new study. As the number of allergies increase, so do internalizing behavior scores, the researchers found. Internalizing behaviors include disorders, like anxiety or depression, that develop when people …

7 Dangerous Myths About Depression in Men

There were over 41,000 deaths from completed suicide in 2013 with males accounting for nearly 80 percent of fatalities. In addition to the individual loss of life, the emotional and psychological costs to family members, friends and entire communities are enormous. Despite the apparent need for mental health services aimed at men and boys, psychological …

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Though public understanding of depression has improved somewhat over the years, we as a society still frequently misunderstand or overlook depression and its symptoms. Because of the continuing stigma, we don’t always recognize when people in our lives are struggling with this illness. Worse, too many people go undiagnosed because of erroneous assumptions about how depression …