In: depression

Travel and Mood
February 15, 2015

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

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Clutter Stress Depression
January 17, 2015

My post about getting things done sparked a lively interest and a bit of controversy. One of the careful readers of…

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Sleep Fatigue and Depression
January 16, 2015

Yesterday I gave a presentation at UCSF to the Mood Disorder Clinic psychiatrists and residents: An Update on Bipolar Depression.  Much…

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Sad Christmas
December 24, 2014

This will be a sad Christmas or some of those reading this post. You should not feel alone. I think that…

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Depression Described
December 12, 2014

It can be extremely difficult trying to describe depression and therefore make the experience meaningful to loved ones, colleagues, etc. As…

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Stigma and Depression
November 13, 2014

Robin William’s death seemed to unleash a new level of openness to discussing depression and the ways that it affects the…

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Depression and the Tech Industry
October 20, 2014

It is no secret to us that depression and bipolar are extremely common among those who work in the tech industry….

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Risk Factors for Depression are Different for Men and Women
October 15, 2014

Risk Factors for Development of Major Depression Differ Among Genders, Study Reports   Kenneth Kendler, M.D., a professor in the departments…

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Bipolar or Unipolar Depression?
October 11, 2014

Bipolar or unipolar depression: How to distinguish between these two conditions, which can have very different treatment response remains a difficult…

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Exercise and Stress – How Exercise Prevents Depression
October 5, 2014

Exercise seems to reduce stress. But how does this work? And what about exercise effects on depression? An article in the…

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Suicide in Young Adults
October 4, 2014

Suicide in young adults and adolescents is one of the most troubling issues facing any of us dealing with depression. This…

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Stop Smoking – Antidepressant Effects
September 25, 2014

Stop smoking – antidepressant effects? Smoking cessation is associated with improved mental health, even among patients with psychiatric conditions, according to a…

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Are Negative Ions Antidepressants?
September 8, 2014

Are negative ions antidepressants? This has been the topic of an extensive discussion among a group of psychiatrists with an interested in…

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The Power of Daily Rituals: A Morning Walk
September 4, 2014

What is the power of a morning walk? Even such a simple daily ritual can have profound effects on mood. After…

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Robin Williams: Preparing for Depression – Lyndsey
September 2, 2014

Much has been made of Robin Williams’ ongoing struggle with darkness culminating with his suicide after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease….

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Fatigue and Depression or Bipolar
August 25, 2014

Fatigue is a common symptom in people with recurrent depression or bipolar. And in fact a common symptom in the general…

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In Memoriam of My Favorite Neighbor – Arnrow
August 12, 2014

“That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a…

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Memory and Cognitive Problems
July 24, 2014

Memory and/or cognitive problems are the rule rather than the exception in people with mood disorders1. There are a number of…

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Cognitive Therapy versus Medications for Depression
July 15, 2014

There is often a debate about the effectiveness of cognitive therapy versus medication for depression. Below are the findings from some studies…

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Let There Be Light
July 12, 2014

Those who experience depression regularly at certain times of the year (in San Francisco, a winter depression usually begins in late…

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