Tagged as Depression

Dogs not only give us companionship and love, the human-animal bond provides healthier lives and combats anxiety. Steven Feldman, the Executive Director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), has researched the many benefits of owning a pet and has shown that -there are positive effects for those with depression and anxiety.- The evidence shows how the emotional and social well-being...
Over 16 million people suffer from depression in a given year, and over 40 million struggle to cope with anxiety. Affective disorders like -depression and anxiety- have long been known to exacerbate physical illnesses such as IBD, stomach upset, and otherwise unexplained illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers have now added dementia to that list. Prematurely Aging the...
Anyone with any form of depression knows that it can make their world different in so many ways. This disorder can make people feel sluggish, guilty, worthless, emotional (anger and sadness), frightful, suicidal, unmotivated and it can make someone feel like they are on an emotional rollercoaster ride that doesn't have an end in sight. The very -signs and symptoms of depression- make taking action...
Men generally try to portray a strong, unemotional front. However, men are just as likely to suffer from depression as women. In fact, over 6 million men struggle with depression in the United States every year. Yet, their struggles tend to be - different than the symptoms faced by women. Still, these symptoms damage relationships, impair a work performance, and interfere with his ability to make decisions...
We all have these challenging moments when we feel that we simply can’t go on. Life appears to be so tough and unforgiving that all strength is gone and the future looks dark. The true strength of every person becomes apparent in times of adversity. Every therapist will tell you that relationship and financial troubles, the loss of a loved one and health problems are the ones that will truly test your...
We all have down days. Days when it just feels like nothing is going our way. Days when it feels like nothing will ever go our way again! We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes, and other times we wake up happy, but in the course of our day things can go downhill and by the time we get home it feels like nothing has gone right. There are numerous quotes out there about how bad times...
It’s one of the many age-old arguments during pregnancy – should expectant mothers take antidepressants? - As of April 2018, it was -recorded- that 9 out of 10 American women take medicine during pregnancy, with approximately 5% of those women taking antidepressants, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Paroxetine, Sertraline and Citalopram. Before turning to antidepressants, what...
If you find yourself grappling with depression, you are—for better or worse—not alone. However, if you do suffer from depression, you do feel alone.... as of 2012, diagnoses of depression are growing at an alarming rate ... Healthline- reports that, as of 2012, diagnoses of depression are growing at an alarming rate and, as if depression alone weren’t enough, states that report high rates of depression...
The meat in your diet might be affecting far more than your risk of high cholesterol and heart disease. A meta-analysis recently published in - BMC Psychiatry - suggests a diet high in meat could actually increase your risk for depression. Searching All Avenues - The World Health Organization (WHO) reports -over 300 million people across the globe living with depression-, and their numbers are increasing...
Even for those who do not suffer a mood disorder, some decline in mood can occur during colder weather, during longer nights and sometimes when we set our clocks ahead and back. Feelings of sadness, hopelessness or anxiety may manifest, along with disruptions in sleep, leaving one fatigued and irritable. Limited exposure to sunshine can produce depressive symptoms by disrupting our circadian rhythms....