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What All People with Depression Need to Know About Medication

What All People with Depression Need to Know About Medication While counseling is a powerful tool in the fight against depression, some people need more help. When patients and their doctors decide to turn to medication as a depression treatment, it can make people understandably nervous. After all, antidepressants are mind-altering substances by their nature. Unfortunately, myths surrounding mental health medication can make the…

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How to Recognize Depression in Children and Teens

How to Recognize Depression in Children and Teens The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 3.2% of children aged 3 to 17 in the United States suffer from depression. The rates of depression are higher in teens than in young children. In fact, the Child Mind Institute estimates that 14.3% of teens aged 13 to 17 have major depression or…

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How Postpartum Depression Differs from Other Types of Depression

How Postpartum Depression Differs from Other Types of Depression Many people refer to the weeks directly after giving birth as the “fourth trimester.” This term refers to the fact that new mothers often go through intense hormonal, physical, and emotional changes during this time, similar to the ways their bodies change during pregnancy. While some low moods, called “baby blues,” are normal during the…

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5 Surprising Signs of Depression

5 Surprising Signs of Depression When depression goes undiagnosed and untreated, patients increase their risks for things like heart attack, stroke, and insomnia. Some people with untreated depression turn to self-medication in the form of substance abuse. In the worst cases, the illness turns fatal with suicide. There are several explanations for why some people never get the help they need for depression. For…

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Can Certain Foods Help Depression and Anxiety?

Can Certain Foods Help Depression and Anxiety? If you’ve ever had one too many cups of coffee and felt your heart racing soon after, you may have noticed the connection between food and mood. After all, a racing heart can lead to racing thoughts and panic attacks. Similarly, increased caffeine intake can cause a lack of sleep and depressed mood the next day. Caffeine…

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How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults

How Teens Grieve Differently Than Adults If a teenager who you love recently experienced loss, you know how hard it is to watch them struggle with grief. You may feel helpless and wish there was an easy way to take the pain away. Although the sadness may last a long time and the road to recovery is not easy, you can help your teenager…

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Are Anger, Anxiety, and Depression Related?

Are Anger, Anxiety, and Depression Related? Depression and anxiety disorders are the two most common types of mental health illnesses in the country. Each year, 40 million adults in the United States live with anxiety disorders and 16.2 million adults in the country experience depression. Many children and teens also suffer from these disorders each year. Despite the relative prevalence of each of depression…

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