In: Depression

Exercise Prevents Depression
November 7, 2017

A study of 34,000 healthy adults followed for 11 years shows that exercise prevents depression. The authors of the study found…

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Suicide Survivor Day
Suicide Survivor Day for Loved Ones
November 4, 2017

Suicide Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in…

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App for Depression in Pregnancy – Nancy
November 3, 2017

Moodsurfing has looked at smartphone apps for depression and those for bipolar disorder and a new study is available that looks specifically…

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Smartphone Apps for Depression
October 15, 2017

Are smartphone apps for depression effective? Two articles published in 2017 by a group of Australian and American researchers examined the…

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Bipolar Depression Light Therapy
Bipolar Depression Light Therapy
October 6, 2017

The news that bipolar depression light therapy may be effective is good news and follows a series of studies this past…

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Contagious Moods
September 25, 2017

A well designed study of adolescents suggests that there are contagious moods. This study follows on earlier research suggesting that surrounding…

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Mood Spectrum
September 23, 2017

Author and psychiatrist James Phelps presented a thought provoking presentation about the notion of a mood spectrum (from very unipolar to…

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An Epidemic of Fatigue
September 1, 2017

Several of my patients reported odd changes in their sleep and  their energy level this past week, as though there was…

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Sadness Benefits
May 16, 2017

Are there sadness benefits? It often seems as though the work I am supposed to do is to eliminate all negative…

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Depression Is Often Untreated
May 12, 2017

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast majority…

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Early Intervention Can Prevent Episodes
April 14, 2017

Early intervention can prevent episodes of depression or hypomania or mania. This is not always the case but most of the…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 3: Present Moment Awareness
March 12, 2017

I hope you have a few minutes to engage in a few exercises with me…. First, I’d like you to take…

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Mixed Depression and Anxiety or Bipolar ?
March 8, 2017

A young man who recently graduated from chiropractic school came in for a second opinion. He has had a many year…

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Biological Basis of Depression
February 22, 2017

A recent review article in the American Journal of Psychiatry examines data from many functional neuroimaging studies in order to define…

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Coping with the Holidays – Gina
December 12, 2016

Coping with the Holidays: Having a Plan The holiday season can be a time of increased stress. It is often said to…

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Depression and Reward Insensitivity
December 10, 2016

Why do some people get depressed and what can be done about it? Studies of brain response to rewards suggests that there…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Where is the Outrage about Suicide?
October 7, 2016

Imagine a world where a silent epidemic was cutting short the lives of young, otherwise healthy people. Imagine that, that deaths…

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Living Alone and Depression
September 24, 2016

“I just really want to live in my own home with my own garden and without having to deal with all…

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Predicting Depression Recurrence
August 24, 2016

For people with a history of unipolar depression (episodes in the past of clinically significant depression, but no history of periods…

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