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  • Kate's baby
    Post-partum depression or baby blues may be caused by the thyroid
    It should be big news to women to discover that post-partum depression, or the baby blues, may have a very real physical cause. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrineologists, the condition is called “post-partum...
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    Aromatherapy for seasonal affective disorder
    Looking for natural remedies for seasonal affective disorder? Try some aromatherapy. Sunlight deprivation can take a heavy toll on your mood. If winter's got you singing the blues, look to aromatherapy for help. Energizers for seasonal...
  • The depression cycle.
    Researcher discovers brain chemistry of random decision making
    Most decisions are based on past experience and are made in a discernible pattern. When people are exposed to situations that do not fit past experience and are too complex to allow success based on past experience the brain switches to a defined...
  • Walk off depression and beat stress with a nature walk
    Walk off depression and beat stress by getting outside for a group nature walk
    News yesterday from the University of Michigan that one of the best ways to deal with stress is to walk it off with a group of people comes at a bad time as winter approaches.On the other hand this news is great incentive to get out for a breath...
  • Walk off your depression
    Walk off your depression
    DEAR JIM: I’m 71, and I have suffered several personal losses in the past year that have sent me into a terrible state of depression, and I can’t seem to shake it. I lost my husband, my mother, and my sister all in the same year. It...
  • Happiness in a bottle?
    Feeling depressed? It might not be in your head, but your thyroid instead
    It's OK to tell people you are depressed. There is no shame in it. Depression happens to many people whether rich or poor, famous, infamous, or anonymous. Depression can be life-threatening, as in the case of the beloved Robin Williams, who...
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    Out of the Darkness for Suicide Prevention
    I love to laugh and make people laugh. This wasn't always the case. I was terribly depressed as a child, due to heredity (depression runs in my family) and circumstances (neglectful parents, family traumas...). I've written about my mother...
  • Brintellix as an Anti-Depressant
    Product Review: Brintellix as an Anti-Depressant - Is it Safe?
    What isBintellix?Major Depressive Disorder is something that has become the leading cause of disability in adults. Bintellix claims to solve this issue by acting as an effective anti-depressant.Key Ingredients and how they work?Following are a few...
  • 30,000 people commit suicide in the United States each year while 750,000 people will attempt it.
    The Suicide Epidemic: How can we protect our children?
    In light of the nation’s tragic loss of beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams a little over a month ago, many hearts are still heavy as we remember his movies, his comedy, and the warm and genuine nature that so many have associated...
  • Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Life is a journey of becoming and the journey oftentimes, is not an easy one. Today's poetry submission (written 9-12-14) comes from yours truly, as I explore feelings that I have had, as I have gone through certain experiences in my life. I...
  • Faces of Depression
    Depression may be helped by sports and physical activity
    Depression has the potential to be an extremely debilitating condition. There have been a lot of reports which say exercise can often help beat depression. The University of Bern reported on Sept. 16, 2014 that sports and physical activity can...
  • Depression
    Depression Abounds
    Depression is one of the most debilitating diseases to strike a human being. It's a confusing and painful disease that needs to be understood. As proven by the recent heartwrenching, tragic loss of the great comedian, Robin Williams, to this...
  • Skin
    Top 8 ways to improve your attitude, defeat depression and save your skin
    Depression, anxiety and stress are not just hard on the emotions, they are hard on the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, stress can make psoriasis, fever blisters, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea worse. Stress...
  • First blood test for depression proven to work
    First blood test for depression proven to work
    After decades of research and almost 100 years of knowing what depression is, scientists have finally developed a blood test that can confirm that a person is depressed and that can be used to evaluate the efficacy of treatments for depression....
  • Are menopause and depression really connected?
    Are menopause and depression really connected?
    As women enter the beginning of menopause, known as perimenopause, their risk for depression increases. Is this a coincidence or does it means that menopause is to blame for this condition? Research has shown that there are certain chemical...