Health Tips From Barbara

Health Tips

We can all learn from health tips. I am sharing success with various alternative therapies which can be quite helpful.

Knee and hip problems: I’m including several pieces of information that may help you with a variety of health problems. While shopping at a local health store, I inquired about remedies for aching . . . → Read More: Health Tips From Barbara

Depression and Other Illnesses:

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:

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Depression? Insomnia and 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

What Are the Signs of Depression?

What are the signs of depression?

What are the signs of depression? In future blog posts I will deal with signs of depression in men, women, and in teens.

From Barbara Altman, author of Recovering from Depression, Anxiety, and Psychosis, available on Amazon and on Kindle.

1. Inner tension can be one of the signs . . . → Read More: What Are the Signs of Depression?

Nine Symptoms of Depression


According to Mayo Clinic, the following are symptoms of depression * reduced sex drive: libido is not as strong as it once was and interest in sex declines.

* frustration over simple things: Normal everyday occurrences that were once menial now become irritating. Emotional triggers that were once minor now become major. * sadness . . . → Read More: Nine Symptoms of Depression

depression, sleep, and nutrition

getting restful sleep


At the end of last year, I began to experience an increase in sleep problems. Several nights were spent lying awake all night long. After one such ordeal, I decided to consult my primary care physician who recommended a neurotransmitter test. The results came back in the negative territory. He then . . . → Read More: Depression, Sleep, and Nutrition: Getting Restful Sleep