What to Know When You're Newly Diagnosed With Depression

Getting diagnosed with depression brings up different emotions for different people. After your doctor or mental health provider gives you the news, it’s a good idea to reach out for support from family, friends, or others in your community. They may be able to help you process what you’re feeling. “For some people there’s relief.… Continue reading What to Know When You're Newly Diagnosed With Depression

Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone

Depression is a mood disorder marked by feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in things you usually enjoy doing. You might also have a hard time thinking or getting things done, among other symptoms. Thoughts of suicide are possible in more severe cases. The good news? There are lots of ways to treat… Continue reading Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone

Depression: Finding What Works for You

SOURCES: American Psychological Association: “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts.” Harvard Medical School: “What are the real risks of antidepressants?” InformedHealth.org: “Depression: How Effective Are Antidepressants?” Michael E. Thase, MD, chief, mood and anxiety section; professor of psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Michelle Riba, MD, clinical… Continue reading Depression: Finding What Works for You

Climate change’s impact on mental health l ABC News

The effects of climate change are not only seen in the physical destruction it causes but also on the mental well-being of the people living in communities across … source

What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

Jeff Winograd didn’t know an adult life without depression. Since he was 20 years old, he had tried virtually every antidepressant on the market. But he says, “The depression was just a constant.” By the time he was 45 years old, by then a father of two small children and a struggling-at-the-time film and video… Continue reading What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression

Depression Traps: Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More

When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn’t want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. “The more I’m alone, the deeper the depression gets,” Lyonesse, an artist and writer in Lake Stevens, Wash., tells WebMD… Continue reading Depression Traps: Social Withdrawal, Rumination, and More

The Link Between Stress and Depression

When you think of stress, it probably brings negative emotions to mind. But some stress is good for you, like the anticipation you feel when you start a new relationship or job. It can fuel excitement and make you want to do and achieve more. Stress can also help you be prepared to face challenges… Continue reading The Link Between Stress and Depression

How to Manage Depression Triggers

Stress can take a toll on anyone. But if you have depression, you might not bounce back from stress easily. The death of a loved one, a job loss, or a divorce could trigger symptoms such as guilt and hopelessness. But there are steps you can take to get better. “You need to see that… Continue reading How to Manage Depression Triggers

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

July 6, 2021 — Postpartum depression isn’t just something new mothers can get. Turns out it can affect new fathers, too, according to a new study. Michael W., a 38-year-old New Jersey-based attorney, and his wife had been excitedly planning for the birth of their baby and were overjoyed when she was born.… Continue reading Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Depression

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil supplements are often touted as good for your heart health, but a new study finds they may also help fight depression. “Using a combination of laboratory and patient research, our study has provided exciting new… Continue reading Fish Oil Supplements May Help Fight Depression