Category Archives: Depression

What To Do When Your Spouse Suffers From Depression

Did you know that untreated depression is one of the main reasons for marital problems and divorce?  In fact, in relationships where one of the partners suffers from depression, the divorce rate is nine times higher. If you suspect that … Continue reading

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Teen Depression

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, at any given time, approximately 3.5 million children and teenagers suffer from depression.  Alarmingly, an average of more than 1,000 teenagers attempt suicide each day.  It has become the third-leading cause of death among … Continue reading

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How Can You Help Someone Who Is Depressed?

Depression causes pain and difficulty, not only to those who suffer from depression, but also to those who care about them.  If you are concerned that a family member or friend may be suffering from depression, what can you do … Continue reading

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Men and Depression

Depression in men may be under recognized because men suffering from depression may not exhibit the mixture of sadness, hopelessness or excessive guilt that dominate the standard diagnostic descriptions for depression. ______________________________________________________________ Large scale research studies have found that depression … Continue reading

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What Is Winter Depression?

Do you experience increased moodiness and a marked decrease in energy throughout the winter months?  You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), otherwise known as Winter Depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a pattern of depressive illness in which … Continue reading

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October Is National Depression Awareness Month – How Knowledgeable Are You About Depression?

Clinical depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 19 million Americans each year. This includes major depressive disorder, manic depression and dysthymia, a milder, longer-lasting form of depression. Depression causes people to lose pleasure from … Continue reading

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Recognizing Childhood Depression

Childhood depression is a serious illness with serious consequences.  Left untreated, depression can lead to school failure, substance abuse and even suicide.  Are you aware of the warning signs of child or teen depression? Each day, at least one child … Continue reading

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Suicide Third Leading Cause of Death For Teens

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Did you know that suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people age 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide)?  Studies show that 4 out of 5 teen suicide attempts have been preceded by clear … Continue reading

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Depression Increases Marital Dissatisfaction and Divorce

According to a study of married couples in the U.S., each marital partner’s level of depression predicted their own marital satisfaction and that of their spouse as well.  Depressed individuals were more dissatisfied with their marriage and their spouses were … Continue reading

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Exercise To Boost Your Mood

A survey of more than 300 Californians ranked exercise as the best way out of a bad mood.  According to psychologist Robert Thayer, Ph.D., a bad mood has two major components, feelings of tension and low energy.  Exercise can boost … Continue reading

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