Although people with depression may exhibit many of the same symptoms, thoughts and feelings, there are actually several different types of depression. Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to make a proper diagnosis. Each type of depression has dif... Read more
Although a challenging life event, such as the death of a loved one or financial hardship, can trigger depressive episodes, the causes of depression are complex and overlapping. There are two main categories of risks that can contribute to depression... Read more
For many years, mental health professionals viewed depression as primarily a women’s disease. Of the 11 million Americans diagnosed with clinical depression every year, less than 1 in 10 were men; and an even larger percentage of people activel... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
I’m not a psychiatrist, but if a friend came to me and said she was feeling so hopeless that she couldn’t function at work; that she was going through a box of tissues every few days because of her unexplained crying spells; and that she... Read more
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63, lots of health problems, practically again a Parent to 4, financial problems, I quite smoling 6 months ago, which noone cares about except to be able to harrass me about it. all... Read more
I have been taking celexa for 5(?) years now...20 mg/day. My weight gain has been gradual but up until now the benefits of the med have not made me concerned about that. I have tried to come off it a few times but have never had good results. Have co... Read more
Had the second interview today for a potential job opportunity and found not so great news. Will probably be mainly midnight shift, not be as close as originally thought. Or I might not get it at all. But I can't keep living on my underpaid job 3 hou... Read more
I've had problems with depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. It feels like it has been a constant battle, and I've tried so many medications such as Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Topamax, and Wellbutrin. Right now I'm on Lexapro and Lamict... Read more
Currently there's a thing going on in my life that completely put me back in a depression..... I was binge eating because of stress the past three days and I completely stopped to track what I eat, to eat healthy or to exercise. I'm not even sad or m... Read more
Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado... Read more
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1... Read more
Since I am on a steak of calling out from work I continued it another day and stayed home. I thought that I had an exam tonight so I went to school around noon to start studying for it but after 5 hours of intense studying I went to class only to fi... Read more
Yesterday was a whirlwind of emotions. I was up, I was down, I was anxiety ridden, I was depressed, I felt normal, I didn't feel normal. I exercised away the majority of the anxiety, but still didn't get it all under control. I hate days like that.
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