Depression can be challenging and sometimes deadly. Depression recurrence is a common phenomenon.
Will someone who is depressed become depressed again? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression can be recurring. It is not necessarily a given that it will return. However, once someone has a depressive episode, the likelihood of . . . → Read More: Can Depression Recur? Reducing the Chance of Depression Recurrence
Depression in Women
Depression doesn’t discriminate. It affects both genders. But it affects men and women differently. Let’s look at possible causes for depression in women.
Increased risk for depression in women may be caused by a blend of genetic, chemical, biological, hormonal, environmental, and social factors. It appears there is no one root cause. . . . → Read More: Depression in Women
The Happiness Habit
Do you want to develop the happiness habit? The secret is to become involved. Knowing oneself and acknowledging strengths catapults one into a state of mind that invites connections and involvement. Shame becomes a moot issue when our strengths and talents are at the forefront. Who wants to hide when knowledge of . . . → Read More: Do You Want to Develop the Happiness Habit?
Illnesses and depression:
Illnesses and depression can go hand in hand. Chief among them are cancer, heart disease, and blood sugar problems.
According to Cheryl N. Ness of Mayo Clinic, there’s a difference between the grief connected with a cancer diagnosis and a diagnosis of clinical depression. About 25 percent of cancer patients suffer from . . . → Read More: Can certain Illnesses Cause Depression? Illnesses and Depression
Depression and Other Illnesses:
Do depression and other illnesses sometimes co-exist?
There are three possible relationships between depression and other illnesses. Other illnesses can cause depression, can be a result of if, or can afflict someone before depression sets in.
Other psychiatric conditions such as PTSD, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder can . . . → Read More: Depression and Other Illnesses:
Alternative treatments for depression
There are several alternative treatments for depression including acupuncture, homeopathy, biofeedback, diet, vitamins and minerals, and aroma therapy. I will address each one individually.
1. Acupuncture: According to a study of 477 patients, acupuncture is an effective treatment that has the potential to greatly reduce the severity of the disease in . . . → Read More: Alternative Treatments for Depression
Insomnia and Depression:
Can lack of sleep cause depression? Lack of sleep is both a sign of and a cause of depression. Insomnia and depression often coexist in depressed patients. Let’s take a look at the causes and some possible remedies for insomnia and depression.
Anxieties and Worries: Sometimes life throws us curved balls. . . . → Read More: Can Lack of Sleep Cause Depression? Insomnia and Depression
Depression in Children
Do children suffer from depression? The short answer is yes. Depressed children can experience a variety of symptoms.
Common symptoms are irritability, guilt feelings, isolation, sudden vocal outbursts, lack of focus, anxiety, and an inability to experience the consequences of their actions.
Irritability: Depressed children may show more signs of irritability than . . . → Read More: Depressed Children: Symptoms of Depression in Children
Hope for Recovery
Is Depression a Mental Illness? According to NIMH, depression is a serious illness that affects many people. It is characterized by guilt, inertia, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, and a feeling of numbness. There are many symptoms of depression. However, hope for recovery abounds.
Guilt: Many depression sufferers have an overdeveloped sense of guilt. False guilt . . . → Read More: Is Depression a Mental Illness? Hope for Recovery
Power of the Present
I had an interesting conversation with myself this morning while folding the laundry. I wasn’t living in the power of the present. It went something like this:
“If only he hadn’t done that to me so many years ago; If only my father was not an alcoholic; If only my mother . . . → Read More: Slay the Dragons of the Past: Live in the Power of the Present