Monday, December 15, 2008

N.Y. Research Team Discovers How Antidepressants And Cocaine Interact With Brain Cell Targets

In a first, scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University Medical Center have described the specifics of how brain cells process antidepressant drugs, cocaine and amphetamines. These novel findings could prove useful in the development of more targeted medication therapies for a host of psychiatric diseases, most notably in the area of addiction.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Treating Depression Reduces Risk Of Heart Disease

Patients suffering from major depression are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but treating these patients with medication can greatly reduce the risk, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The results of their study are published in the July 16 issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

PTSD Influences Levels Of Depression And Pain

Patients with accident or trauma related chronic pain often have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. What isn't clearly known, however, is how PTSD relates to mood disorders and pain severity in chronic pain patients. University of Michigan researchers examined the contribution of PTSD to the pain experience, functional disability and frequency of depressive symptoms.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Children and Depression - What Parents Can Do

All parents want to ensure that their kids are always healthy and happy. But what happens when happiness, or the lack of it, is a bigger problem that you expected? There is a close link between children and depression these days, so parents should do all they can to prevent or manage this situation effectively.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Depression in Teenagers Chat Rooms

With so much teen angst in the world today, there is little wonder so much depression in teenagers chat rooms can be found. This is a time of life that can be very hard for many teenagers. When life becomes too much for them to handle, they need someone to talk to about it all.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Overcoming Clinical Depression - More Than Just Positive Thoughts

Clinical depression is a form of illness that affects us just like any other illness. It can't be cured simply by willing it, nor can it be cured by positive thoughts alone. Whilst creating and maintaining a positive attitude and outlook towards life is a crucial step in overcoming depression, it alone will not suffice.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Poor Sleep Quality And Insomnia Associated With Suicidal Symptoms Among College Students

Poor sleep quality and insomnia are significantly associated with suicidal symptoms among college undergraduates, according to a research abstract presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). The study, authored by Rebecca A. Bernert, of Florida State University, focused on 322 college undergraduates between 19-24 years of age.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Depression and the Human Assemblage Point

When the human assemblage point is shifted due to drugs or car accident, it can cause depression if shifted to the left. Some people during their lifetime experience at least one traumatic incident, most experience at least a few minor traumas like death of a love one or divorce. Some are more serious than others.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Eating Disorder With Depression

Depression disturbs you in many ways. It disturbs your work, your daily activities, your ability to concentrate and your appetite as well. Depression has so much to do with eating as one of the common disorders that occur in a depressed person is eating disorder. It occurs due to the poor appetite in depressed person.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Situational Depression - Recovery From Loss

Situational depression is another form of depression. It can be defined as the emotional event that affects almost everyone at some point of time in life. It is quite a different form of depression amongst the other forms. The cause of situational depression is based upon the risky situations and circumstances one is going through.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Can Life Experiences Cause Endogenous Depression?

Endogenous depression is biological depression that occurs from within the body, which means there is no visible or apparent cause for it. According to studies, endogenous depression is genetic form of depression. Chemical imbalances inside the brain might be the cause of endogenous depression in an individual. It can affect you at any age level.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

GPs Support Responsible Use Of SSRIs In Children And Adolescents - Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners

Recent media coverage has questioned the prescription and safety of a class of antidepressants called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) in children and adolescents. "General practitioners are a critical part of the mental health care system in Australia and are often the first point of contact in the health system for people with mental health concerns.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Depression - How to Solve?

To resolve depression, we need to understand the root cause of it. Medicines can help from outside, but can't guarantee the complete cure, as we are psychosomatic beings. The depression is the cause of our partial understanding of life. We are missing the most important discovery of our life. Let us live life in its totality.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pessimism and Depression

A person's outlook on life, for example, can be enough to either keep them out of depression, or make them more susceptible to falling into a depression. Having a negative outlook on life or a pessimistic outlook on life can increase the chances of becoming depressed, because life is not as enjoyable as it should be.

Monday, December 01, 2008

St, John's Wort - Herbal Remedy Promotes Overall Healing From Depression

Studies reveal that the active compounds occurring with medicinal herbs not only mend chemical imbalances with the brain, but also convey therapeutic implications with other vital systems of the body. Healing depression with herbal remedies, in this case, does not only involve the regulation of neurotransmitter activity, but also endeavors the revival of overall systemic health.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Depression And Primary Care - Expanding The Evidence Base For Diagnosis And Treatment

Primary care has the lead role in easing the burden of common mental disorders in Australia, according to an editorial in the supplement to the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia. The MJA's 48-page supplement, funded by a grant from beyondblue: the national depression initiative, adds to the evidence base needed to achieve it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Several Causes Of Depression

Depression is the most common response to life's loss and trauma. We may feel very down When we loose our job, when there's a break from our romantic relationship (Heartbreak) and so lots more. However this kinds of depression do not last long, as we walk through our feelings of discouragement and sadness, they gradually dis-appear

Friday, November 28, 2008

Depression and the Risk of Suicide

Depression and the Risk of Suicide - Three million teenagers consider or attempt suicide every year. - Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents. - Approximately one-fourth of adolescent deaths are the result of suicide. - While girls are more likely to make attempts BUT boys are more likely to complete the act.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Teenage Depression - An Effect of Physiological and Psychological Turmoil!

You are going through a transition phase if you are a teen or a parent of teenage son or daughter. We know that this is the period of great turmoil physiologically and psychologically for your grown up kid. The psychiatrists say that the parent should grow up with the kids to understand their needs and aversions.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

DSM - Diagnosis Depression

Depression causes lots of problems in your daily life. People from all over the world suffer from depression. Various types of depression with severe to mild affects are observed all over the world. The most dangerous types of depression are clinical or major or chronic depression. There are various ways to diagnose the symptoms of depression.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Childhood Depression is Not a Myth

Depression is a mental illness and it occurs in all age groups. If it occurs at adult state it is known as depression in adults and the same way if it occurs at childhood stage it becomes childhood depression. Childhood depression can be very dangerous for your child and should be treated at the right time.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How to Pull Yourself Out of Deep Depression

Depression is categorized according to its mildness and severity. Talking of deep depression, it is the form of severe depression or major depression or clinical depression. The chances of deep depression to occur in women are more than men. These are some of the common symptoms noticed in most of the patients suffering from deep depression.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What Are the Signs of Depression?

Depression is a mentality disorder that affects a sufferer in many ways. It affects your work, your emotions, your relationships and your physical state etc. millions get affected every year from depression. Women, children, teenagers, adults and old people everyone can suffer from depression. Depression can be mild to moderate depending upon the signs and symptoms.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Study Shows Promising Results In Deep Brain Stimulation For Treatment-Resistant Depression

New data from a study of patients with treatment-resistant depression who underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the subcallosal cingulate region (SCG or Cg25) of the brain shows that this intervention is generally safe and provides significant improvement in patients as early as one month after treatment. The patients also experienced continued and sustained improvement over time.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Depression in Our Iranian Culture

In those old good days, we Iranian considered depression being a luxury illness. This was a common shared belief that many of us may agree that we had or still have. We perceived depression being a rich man problem, people who were tired of all the privileges in life and did not know what to do next.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Anatomy of Depression

This article is about depression and brain chemistry. The intent of the article is to further understand the anatomy of depression with some suggestions about coming out of it. This article is not in favor of long term use of antipsychotic or antidepressant medication but realizes this is a choice a patient must make with their doctor.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Samaritans Rap Encourages Teenagers To Speak Out About Mental Health, UK

Samaritans is releasing a rap song entitled '1 in 10 (talk to someone)' to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage young people to speak about problems before they escalate. '1 in 10 (talk to someone)' is inspired by the story of Shirley Smith, a mother who lost her 19-year-old son Daniel to suicide in March 2005.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to Get Rid of Depression Without Popping a Pill

Due to breakthroughs in health and medical science, there is an available pill or drug for almost all diseases and conditions, whether physical or emotional. You can always ask for medications for stress, anxiety, fear and even depression. Although studies have confirmed that these drugs are relatively safe, you still cannot be sure of their side effects.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chances of Chronic Depression Leading to Schizophrenia

Chronic depression is one of the most severe forms of depression and almost disturbs you all day in your daily activities, as a result of which you tend to loose interest in your activities that you generally like the most. It is a long lasting form of depression and returns back after a short span of time.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression

Unipolar depression is another form of depression. It is also known as major depressive disorder. It is a mood disorder commonly identified by sadness or blues, Irritation, decreased interest in favorite activities, Significant changes in weight, sleeping problems, fatigue, problems in concentrating and focusing, feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, nervousness, poor self esteem, suicidal thoughts or suicidal tendencies.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Royal College Of Psychiatrists Responds To The Healthcare Commission's Review Of NHS Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services

The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes this detailed review of NHS acute inpatient mental health services by the Healthcare Commission. It is encouraging to see that two-fifths of trusts exceeded the minimum level of service provision. However, it is disappointing that no trusts were scored excellent on all four of the key criteria against which performance was assessed.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Targeting Of 5-HT1A Receptors, Journal Of Neuroscience

Depression is associated with decreased binding of serotonin 5 HT1A receptors. Receptors must be targeted to the appropriate membrane domain function properly, and although trafficking mechanisms have been elucidated for some receptors, little is known about how serotonin receptors are targeted to dendrites. Because the C terminus of 5 HT1A receptors is required for targeting, Carrel et al.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"It's Another Cold Morning" Blues

People often ask me about what to do about their "bad weather blues". Recently a reader from PA commented that it's always cold there and that it drives her crazy! This article encourages the readers to take matters into their own hands, be bold about changing their lives, and to be honest about the core of their issue.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

UNC Study Ties Ending Moderate Drinking To Depression

Scientific evidence has long suggested that moderate drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer. But new research shows that stopping drinking - including at moderate levels - may lead to health problems including depression and a reduced capacity of the brain to produce new neurons, a process called neurogenesis.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How Do You Know If You Are Depressed?

If one is aware of what some of the signs of depression are, they can start to ask themselves questions that can help them determine if it might be time to get some help from a therapist. Untreated depression can eventually grow into a serious condition that can greatly affect a person's life in a very negative way.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Groundbreaking Depression Research Tested In Real-World Setting

UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatry researchers have taken what they learned from their groundbreaking research on treating depression and are applying it to real-world clinical settings. The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study was the largest ever on the treatment of major depressive disorder and is considered a benchmark in the field of depression research.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Depression in Adolescents

Depression is a mental disorder that can result psychological and other symptoms. According to various studies, 5 to 8 percent of Adolescents all over the world get affected with depression. Boys are more susceptible to depression than girls among adolescents. It is very tough to identify symptoms of depression in adolescents that is the biggest reason it often gets undiagnosed.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Suffering From Depression? Help is Available

Depression is quite a common mental illness among people. Every year millions get affected all over the world from severe to mild forms of depression. According to a study women are more susceptible to depression. Suffering from depression puts a big break on your daily activities. Depressed person is always found in the state of blues or sadness.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Simple Tips to Reduce Depression!

Depression is the byproduct of our ego. Ego is a false center given to us by the society. It is a necessary evil but we will have to find the true center, if we want to grow in true sense. There are many techniques to find this true center of our being. We can live a life without depression.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Atypical Depression Actually Very Typical

Atypical depression is a another (Sub type) type of depression distinguished by Mood swings. People suffering from this type of depression may exhibit different feelings of highs and lows depending upon the latest situation they were in. These people stay happy until they are in good environment, like when they are with friends or taking part in entertaining activities.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Good Ways to Fight Depression Without Drugs

Depression is one of the most disturbing and common diseases occur in people. Depression occurs to all age groups no matter you are a child, old age, middle aged or adolescent. The ratio of occurrence of depression is 1 out of 5 people. Women are more susceptible to depression than men. There is no specific reason for the occurrence of depression.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Research Helps Patients Find Antidepressants That Work

In spite of the range of medications now available, major depression remains a challenging disease to treat. Only about half of adult patients respond to the first antidepressant they try, with only one-third achieving remission, reports the August 2008 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. Most adults will try two or more medications before finding one that alleviates their depression.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Surefire Tips to Beat Depression Out of Your Life

It is fairly common to feel depressed and anxious every once in a while. With the rising prices of gas and commodities, the shaky global economy, and the mortgage crisis in the US, it is not surprising for many to suffer from anxiety and stress. If you are in this situation, however, popping a pill is not the only answer.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Natural Depression Remedies

There are various side effects of taking the medications of depression because these medications eliminate the effects of depression rather than the reasons of depression. If the depression is mild, then natural remedies should be given the first priority as they are safe and free from any side effects. The natural remedies for curing depression are meditation and natural supplements.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Gene Variations In Diverse Patient Populations Determine Who Responds Best To An Antidepressant

A new Mayo Clinic study shows that variations in the serotonin transporter gene could explain why some people with depression respond better than others to treatment with citalopram (Celexa), an antidepressant medication. The study, in the current issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, examined the serotonin transporter gene, or SLC6A4, in 1,914 study participants.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Easing The Pain Of Diabetes - Dying A Depression Drug For Common Nerve Condition

To ease pain and numbness associated with diabetes, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician-scientists are studying a drug previously used for depression to treat peripheral neuropathy. Diabetics often suffer from this condition because of high blood sugar levels that damage nerve cells. Those with peripheral neuropathy often endure chronic pain, cramping and sleepless nights that prevent them from living a normal lifestyle.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

CO-MED Trial: Two-Drug Test Approach To Depression

Hoping to answer a question raised by the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have designed the Combining Medication to Enhance Outcomes of Depression (CO-MED) trial to test multiple-medication treatment of depression. "We are trying two active, Food and Drug Administration-marketed antidepressant medicines available by prescription from your local drugstore," said Dr.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Expression of Depression - Healing Power of Literature

Since time immemorial people have been writing and getting famous all over the world. Whether the subject is literary or scientific but the expression always holds an important place. The place of expression is more important in the graphics of literature compared to the world of science as the scientific era always deals with the objective part of the world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treat Your Depression by Herbal Remedies

Major depressive disorder, also known as unipolar depression, major depression , clinical depression, or simply depression, is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive low mood, loss of interest in usual activities and diminished ability to experience pleasure. The term "depression" is commonly used in the vernacular to describe a temporary depressed mood, when a person may feel sad or "down."

Monday, October 27, 2008

Working Overtime Linked To Anxiety And Depression

Employees who work overtime are at increased risk of anxiety and depression, suggests a study in the June Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Elisabeth Kleppa and colleagues of the University of Bergen, Norway, analyzed data on work hours from a larger study of Norwegian men and women.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What is the Easiest and Most Natural Way to Cure My Depression?

If you or someone you love suffers from mild to moderate depression, what if I told you there is a completely natural way to treat it that is totally safe with no side effects and is completely free of charge? Would you be interested? Keep reading and you will find EIGHT TIPS for naturally curing your own mild to moderate depression!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prozac Gene Test Good For Patients, Royal College Of Psychiatrists

People who suffer depression that does not respond to medication could be treated successfully if a simple genetic blood test was made more widely available in the UK. Four out of 10 people with depression have a genetic abnormality that prevents them responding to anti-depressant medication, according to research presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Annual Meeting in London this week.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem Tartrate Extended-release) CIV Tablets Improved Insomnia And Daily Functioning In Patients With Depressive Disorder

Sanofi-aventis announced results from a new study that showed Ambien CR(R) (zolpidem tartrate extended-release) CIV tablets 12.5 mg provided significant improvement in sleep onset, sleep maintenance and total sleep time over 8 weeks in patients with co-morbid insomnia and major depressive disorder (MDD) who were administered a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) for depression. Ambien CR also improved sleep-related next-day functioning measures.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BioMedEcon Reports 200% Higher Outpatient Medical Costs Among Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Compared To Matched Patients With Depression

BioMedEcon, a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research, presented findings from a landmark nine-year retrospective claims analysis that compared the median per-patient health care costs for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) versus depression. This study, supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) annual meeting on May 3-7, in Toronto.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Herbal Remedy For Depression

Attaining self-fulfillment is a lifelong, conscious process that involves building self-esteem, understanding and controlling emotions, and learning to solve problems and make decisions. In spite of our own best efforts to remain Psychosocially healthy, circumstances and events in our lives sometimes create depression. If we have the financial and educational resources to seek help, some of these difficulties can be prevented.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long and Short Term Affects of Depression

Depression may be the biggest enemy of human beings. It affects you in so many ways. It disturbs your almost all daily activities. Depression has so many types; each type has different associated affects. Affects of depression may be mild to severe depending upon the types of depression. Depression affects you in so many ways such as physically, emotionally, socially etc.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Getting Over Mild Depression

Depression needs no introduction; it is quite a common mental disease all over the world. Millions of people including kids suffer from depression every year. There are various types of depression one of them is known as Mild depression. Mild depression is not a big threat as the person suffering from mild depression can easily perform his normal duties and activities.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Understanding Depression

Depression is a quite common word amongst people. But the various types of depression and symptoms of various types of depression are not common among people. If you want to get over depression you need to first understand it. Understanding depression is not a tough task. It helps you identifying the various symptoms and types of depression one is suffering from.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Highest Ever Levels Of Post-traumatic Stress Found In Uganda

Uganda has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded, following extremely high of civilian exposure to violence and poor healthcare, a study published in BMC Psychiatry says today. The study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Gulu University has found that 54% of those interviewed met symptom-criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 67% showed signs of depression.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Astrazeneca Submits Seroquel XRâ„¢ In Europe For The Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder

AstraZeneca announced that the company has submitted applications in the European Union (EU) for once-daily SEROQUEL XRâ„¢ (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets (quetiapine XR), seeking approval for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) including maintenance therapy in adult patients using Mutual Recognition Procedure (MRP). This follows an sNDA submission for SEROQUEL XR in MDD in the U.S. in February this year.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Depression - The Secret Of

The secret of depression is that it is a none life threatening condition being treated by the medical industry with mood alternating drugs which can threaten you life, even destroy your life and are very profitable for them. None life threatening means that the depression will not directly cause your body to not function and die as with cancer or heart disease.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Post-Partum Suicide Attempt Risks Studied

Although maternal suicide after giving birth is a relatively rare occurrence, suicide attempts often have long-lasting effects on the family and the infant. In a study published in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers compared two populations of mothers and found that a history of psychiatric disorders or substance abuse was a strong predictor of post-partum suicide attempts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Top 10 Depression Tips From a Psychotherapist

Depression is something seen increasingly often in our psycho-hypnotherapy practice here in the UK. Here are my top 10 tips for help with depression: 1. Respect the Clock - Set your alarm clock for a reasonable time each morning and make sure you get out of bed within 5 minutes of it going off, even if you feel you have no real reason to do so.

Monday, October 13, 2008

NY Health Department Launches MySpace Campaign To Help Young New Yorkers Cope

The Health Department today announced a new online campaign to engage teenagers grappling with depression, drugs, and violence, and to encourage them to seek help. NYC Teen Mindspace, posted on MySpace, is the agency's first effort to promote health through Web-based social networking - a medium with great potential because of its popularity with young people. To see the campaign, visit www.myspace.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Depression is a Mood Disorder

Mood disorders encompass major depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder and mania. These mood disorders affect a great many people, most of whom suffer from a major depression. Bipolar disorder is less commonly diagnosed because of the reluctance for people to report their manic behavior as an illness. Most times it is the depressive part of the illness that receives the most attention.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

All of Us Get Anxiety Depression at One Point

A major type of anxiety depression that often occurs in people is the post-traumatic stress disorder commonly known as PTSD. This condition is brought about as a result of undergoing a terrifying ordeal such as a violent assault or a terrible accident. Once you have this health problem, you tend to re-live traumatic events in the form of flashbacks, nightmares or bad memories.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The ECNP Consensus Statement On Bipolar Depression

Bipolar disorder is one of the most complex and challenging mental disorder in the spectrum. Bipolar disorder is typically associated with considerable acute and longterm treatment needs and may be associated in the course of illness with times of tremendous social burden for both the individual and family. It is typically referred to as an episodic, yet lifelong and clinically severe mood disorder.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Have You Ever Suffered Depression-Related Mood Disorders

Other ways that these symptoms could be noticed is by seeing that no effort to maintain personal hygiene or no optimistic thoughts is being considered by the teenager. When all these signs occur, it would be best for the parents to take these children to see professional doctors who would be in a better position to help them come out of this situation.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Overcome Depression Without Becoming Chemically Dependent!

Depression is something that affects many people in today's society. It often is something that is a temporary phase whilst you come to terms with one of life's harder challenges such as the loss of a major income, or a serious health issue for yourself or a loved one, but once the dust settles you see past the challenge and can move on.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Living Through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, once thought by some doctors to be a psychological problem or even an excuse for malingerers, has been officially recognised as an illness that affects more than a million Americans. But that hasn't made diagnosing the symptoms any easier. Fatigue is a warning signal of a variety of diseases and conditions, and persistent feeling of fatigue should never be ignored.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Symptoms of Child Depression

Depression is not just limited to grown ups. Even children also suffer from mild to severe form of depression. It is very dangerous for those kids that are very small and do not know how to explain their feelings, In these situations only parents are the ones that can identify the symptoms of depression in their child and look for the proper entertainment.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Self-Mutilation Or Self-Abuse - Why You Must Urgently Stop Doing It

Be strong! Stop mutilating yourself today and start a new life, where peace and happiness will be real, even if they seem to be for you only a fairy tale. The wise unconscious mind that produces your dreams will guide you and show you how you can overcome your neurosis and depression, recuperating your life and developing the positive aspects of your personality.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Likely Cause Of Postpartum Blues And Depression Identified

Unique biochemical crosstalk that enables a fetus to get nutrition and oxygen from its mother's blood just may cause common postpartum blues, researchers say. That crosstalk allows the mother's blood to flow out of the uterine artery and get just a single cell layer away from the fetus' blood, says Dr. Puttur D. Prasad, biochemist in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.

Friday, October 03, 2008

21,000 Victorians Suffer From Work-Related Depression

Almost one in six cases of depression among working Victorians are caused by job stress. This means more than 21,000 cases of preventable depression are caused by job stress each year, a new University of Melbourne study shows.Stressful working conditions in this study were defined as a combination of high job demands and low control over how the job gets done (or 'job strain').

Thursday, October 02, 2008

A Call For Standardized Measurement Of Outcomes In Depression Treatment

Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University researchers are calling on clinicians to adopt a standardized measurement of outcomes when treating depression. The commentary was published in the June edition of Primary Psychiatry. Researchers led by Mark Zimmerman, M.D., noted that quantified measurement of outcome is rarely done when treating depression, yet to determine the impact of treatment it is necessary to evaluate outcome.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Depression and the Brainwave Connection

Depression is a debilitating illness. For those who suffer it and are desperate to find a cure, this article, written by a once upon a time long time sufferer, is an important read. There is a connection between depression and brainwave frequency. There is also a natural way to adjust brainwave frequency and increase Serotonin levels which is primary in decreasing and abating depression.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Herbal Remedies For Depression - Facts and Precautions

In search for a more natural approach in the objective of treating depression, many people consider the effectiveness of herbal remedies for depression. One good thing why many turn to herbal remedies is the truth that they are less expensive. This is a wise option - why turn to costly antidepressant drugs when there is available solution that won't hurt your pocket at all?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Increased US Prison Population Has Profound Demographic Consequences, Disproportionately Affecting Black Males

The mammoth increase in the United States' prison population since the 1970s is having profound demographic consequences that disproportionately affect black males. "This jump in incarceration rates represents a massive intervention in American families at a time when the federal government was making claims that it was less involved in their lives," according to a University of Washington researcher who will present findings Sunday (Aug.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Depression Found To Hasten Decline In Cancer Patients

Depression causes patients with advanced cancer to die sooner than they should, say scientists at the University of Liverpool. In a six-month study patients who were found to be depressed had a 7% increased chance of dying and this percentage increased depending on the severity of the depression. Depression is common in patients with advanced cancer and in a significant number of patients it is persistent.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Targacept Starts Phase 2b Clinical Trial Of TC-5214 As Augmentation Treatment In Major Depressive Disorder

Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of drugs known as NNR Therapeuticsâ„¢, today announced that it has initiated a Phase 2b clinical trial of TC-5214 as an augmentation therapy in subjects with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). TC-5214 is a broad spectrum neuronal nicotinic receptor (NNR) antagonist and represents a promising new mechanism in development for the treatment of MDD.

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Protein From A Common Smoldering Virus Linked To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression

A study suggests that a "smoldering" central nervous system (CNS) infection may play a role in conditions that plague millions of Americans. Kazuhiro Kondo, MD, PhD, of the Jikei University Medical School in Tokyo identified a novel human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) protein present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients but not healthy controls that may contribute to psychological symptoms often associated with that and other disorders.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Depression, SSRI and Serotonin - What is the Connection

We are all depressed at some point in our lives. But instead of going on prescription drugs, self-medicating with illegal drugs or alcohol or other life destroying actions, we were able to gain control of our lives with will powder, help from our friends and change of our aptitude and actions. This is what causes depression to be suspected of being caused by weak character.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Voluntary Exercise Does Not Appear To Alleviate Anxiety And Depression

Voluntary physical activity does not appear to cause a reduction in anxiety and depression, but exercise and mood may be associated through a common genetic factor, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In the general population, regular exercise is associated with reduced anxious and depressive symptoms, according to background information in the article.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Depression And Antidepressants Increase Risk Of Falling In Later Life

Depression And Antidepressants Increase Risk Of Falling In Later Life Older people have a high risk for falls and the ensuing injuries. This risk, according to an article released on June 17, 2008 in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, is increased by the presence of depression, and increased even more with medication for depression. Falls are a common problem in seniors, who often have impaired reflexes and strength.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Complementary Medicines Can Help Mild Depression And Premenstrual Syndrome

Many people use "alternative" or complementary products because they see them as a more gentle form of medicine. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care has now analysed the latest research on several products and released the results along with a guide for consumers. St John's wort (hypericum), for example, could help ease mild depression, but it does not help with severe depression.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Clarifying The Link Between Diabetes And Depression

A new study in JAMA finds that people who are treated for type 2 diabetes have higher incidence rates of elevated depressive symptoms. In the same article, researchers report a modest association between the risk of diabetes and persons with depression. It is known that compared to the general population, people with diabetes are more likely to have elevated depressive symptoms and higher rates of clinical depression.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Northstar Neuroscience Announces Presentation Of Long-Term Data Of Cortical Stimulation For Depression And Stroke Recovery

Northstar Neuroscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTR), a developer of medical devices for the treatment of neurological diseases and disorders, announced that long-term data for both the PROSPECT feasibility study of cortical stimulation for depression and the EVEREST pivotal trial studying cortical stimulation for arm/hand disability post stroke were presented this week at the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Study Reveals Rural, Unmarried Women At Higher Risk For Depression

Mayo Clinic research suggests unmarried women living in rural areas have lower self-rated health status than their married counterparts. This lower health status often includes greater instances of self-assessed feelings of depression. The results of the study were recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. They suggest that primary care physicians should take a proactive role in addressing health concerns of single women.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coping With Depression

Depression is a life disturbing mental disorder. Millions of people around the world suffer from mild to severe forms of depression and do not realize how to cope up with it. Yes it is very difficult to cope up with depression if it turns severe from mild. However, there are some methods that you can rely on to cope up with deadly dangerous disorder called depression.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Difference Between Psychotic and Neurotic Depression

There are so many forms of depression. Neurotic depression is another form of depression that is observed in people. It is also known as dysthymia disorder. It is a chronic form of depression and is distinguished by the frames of mind that are constantly low however it is not as severe as the other forms of depression. Psychotic depression is the most dangerous form of depression.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pathways to Depression Recovery

Millions of people all over the world suffer from depression every year. It is the biggest health problem that human beings face. The affects of depression can be severe to mild. Generally women are the ones that suffer from most of the types of depression as compare to men. If left untreated or wrongly treated, then the affects of depression can be adverse and life threatening.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Teenage Depression?

Most everyone recognizes that moodiness is a normal part of being a teenager, whether parents like to accept it or not. Teenagers are at a time in their life when they are going through numerous changes in both the mind and the body. They are in the transition from child to adult, which means hormonal imbalances and changes that can cause a change in a teen's mood.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Intervention Delivered By Nurses Can Help Combat Depression In Cancer Patients

A team of Scottish researchers have shown that cancer patients offered a depression care intervention - delivered by specially trained oncology nurses with no previous psychiatric experience - showed improvements in symptoms of depression compared to patients offered usual care. The beneficial effects of the "Depression Care for People with Cancer" package (DCPC) were found to be sustained at 12 months follow-up, to the surprise of the investigators.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Antidepressants Can Change The Way Depressed People See The World In Just Four Hours

A single antidepressant tablet makes a depressed person see the world in a more positive light just four hours after swallowing it, a new study has shown. Dr Philip Cowen, professor of pharmacology at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, told delegates at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Annual Meeting in London that antidepressant medication starts to work far faster than most clinicians assume.

Friday, September 12, 2008

St. Jude Medical Announces First Patient Implants In Clinical Study Evaluating Deep Brain Stimulation For Depression

ST. PAUL, Minn. - June 26, 2008 - St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today announced the first patient implants in a clinical study that is investigating whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy will help people who suffer from major depressive disorder, a severe form of depression. The patients, a 59-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man, were implanted at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Chicago, with the St.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Worms Help Us Uncover Key Insights Into Origing Of Depression, Insomnia And Memory

Researchers have spent decades probing the causes of depression, schizophrenia and insomnia in humans. But a new study in this week's PLoS Biology may have uncovered key insights into the origins of these and other conditions by examining a most unlikely research subject: worms. The project, which was led by Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., examined the way eye-less microscopic worms known as C.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Teenage Depression - Basic Suicide Prevention For Teens

If we only have problems with our parents, problems with our teachers, problems with our friends, problems with our girlfriend or boyfriend, problems and more problems without end, our life is unbearable and we cannot believe in something better. And if these problems are too serious, then we have no disposition to continue... But is everything really so completely lost? Are our fantasies so impossible to come true?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

New Research Shows Returning To Work Can Aid People With Depression

The modern workplace is often blamed for increased rates of depression and stress. New research published in the journal Occupational Medicine, shows that resuming work can actually aid recovery and help depressed employees. However, the Society of Occupational Medicine warned that employers need to be sensitive and consider a range of interventions including changing an employees tasks and reducing hours to help people when they return to work.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Self-Abuse - Life Or Death?

Even though you are so sad and you feel so weak, you have this invincible wild impulse to be violent against yourself. This is not natural; this is very strange, because you are sad and weak, therefore it reveals to us that another nature takes control of your behavior when you abuse your own body. You are not you. Think about that and fight against your absurd impulses!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Depression and Stuttering

Some disorders tire you emotionally while some others tire you physically and stuttering is of the former type. Not that the disability has anything to do with affecting the psychology directly, basically being a speech disorder. It is the emotional trauma caused by the teasing which is responsible for it. If the teasing and taunting occur only rarely, it will not have a big impact on the stutterers.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hide No More Causes of Depression Are No Longer a Secret

Causes of depression vary from each other depending on the situation you are in at that particular moment. These causes may generate from biological factors, emotional factors such as loss of a loved one, genetical factors, lifestyle influences such as stressful work, environmental changes like seasonal changes, among many other factors. All these causes can make you unable to solve very simple problems and in return you feel incompetent.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Depression Ups Risk Of Complications Following Heart Attack

People who suffer from severe depression following a heart attack might be more likely to experience cardiac complications while hospitalized, according to a new study. "There is good evidence that if a person has depression after a heart attack, they are more likely to die from cardiac causes in the following months and years," said lead author Jeff Huffman, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Think How Clinical Depression Affects the World

The most commonly known types of clinical depression are, the major depression, Dysthymia depression and the manic depression. In the major clinical depression, a combination of several clinical depression symptoms occur and interfere with your ability to work, sleep properly, eat well and enjoy activities that you used to enjoy. However, these episodes may only take place once, twice, thrice or just a few more times in a lifetime.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Hunger Hormone May Protect Against Stress Induced Depression And Anxiety

By doing tests on mice fed on a calorie restricted diet, US researchers have discovered that ghrelin, a hormone that increases when people don't eat, may defend against symptoms of depression or anxiety brought on by stress. The research is the work of scientists led by senior author Dr Jeffrey Zigman, assistant professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Relationship Between Alcoholism and Depression

Alcoholism is a disorder that occurs due to too much consumption of alcoholic products. Alcoholism disorder shows the same symptoms and signs that are required in the diagnosis of major depression. People generally feel that alcohol is an antidepressant and gets them respite from depression, yes it does give you respite initially, but after few hours it again puts you in the same or even worse state of depression.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Discovery Of Mechanism For Postpartum Depression In Mice May Lead To Better Treatments

Researchers have pinpointed a mechanism in the brains of mice that could explain why some human mothers become depressed following childbirth. The discovery could lead to improved treatment for postpartum depression. Supported in part by the National Institute of Mental Health, of the National Institutes of Health, the study used genetically engineered mice lacking a protein critical for adapting to the sex hormone fluctuations of pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Culture And Depression - New Data May Help Doctors More Accurately Diagnose Patients

The expectation that East-Asian people emphasize physical symptoms of depression (e.g. headaches, poor appetite or aches/pains in the body) is widely acknowledged, yet the few available empirical studies report mixed data on this issue. A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) debunks this cultural myth, and offers clinicians valuable insight to into cultural context when assessing a patient, leading to more accurate diagnosis.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Top 3 Cures For Depression Exposed!

There are various forms of depression, each having its own cause and effects. Every individual has exhibited signs of depression in various points of their lives. Depression is the result of the mind processing events, examining the situation and negatively responding to it by feeling sorry for one's self. There are tons of ways which one can cure himself of depression, and here are the top 3 cures for depression exposed!

Friday, August 29, 2008

How to Stop Feeling Depressed

Many people for a variety of reasons feel depression at one time or another in their life, and most of the time it's just a brief passing feeling. But there are some that seem to be depressed or feel sad all of the time or more often than not. This is not uncommon and there are ways to deal with it effectively and permanently without expensive therapy or pharmaceutical drugs.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

St. Jude Medical Announces First Patient Implants In Clinical Study Evaluating Deep Brain Stimulation For Depression

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) announced the first patient implants in a clinical study that is investigating whether deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy will help people who suffer from major depressive disorder, a severe form of depression. The patients, a 59-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man, were implanted at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Chicago, with the St. Jude Medical Libra® Deep Brain Stimulation System, an investigational device.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Depression is Hazardous to Health

Depression is seen to be emotional disorders found in human beings. It can be measured in degrees ranging from emotions of sadness to dejection and misery. Depression is an unpleasant malady and is very difficult to cope up compared to any physical ailment. The complexities of life growing in modern lives are the results of mental stress leads to emotional disorders. Even the impact of day-to-day strain leads to disorder.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Depression And Diabetes: Fellow Travelers, Researchers Say

Researchers have long known that type-2 diabetes and depression often go hand in hand. However, it's been unclear which condition develops first in patients who end up with both. Now, a new study led by Johns Hopkins doctors suggests that this chicken-and-egg problem has a dual answer: Patients with depression have an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes, and patients with type-2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) - In the Genes Or in the Mind?

The cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is both confusing as well as debilitating with sceptics still claiming that the illness is all in the mind! A recent report however, has stated that the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) illness could be in the genes. Scientist say that they have found that patients with (ME) Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS as it is more widely known, shared certain genetic characteristics.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Importance of Dealing With Depression

Today, millions of people in North America alone live with some level of depression. For some, the depression is more like a melancholy feeling whereas for other people, we are looking at clinical depression. With any depression, it is important to get a good handle on it immediately and to take it seriously. If left untreated, depression can quickly spiral out of control, leading to suicidal thoughts and worse, death.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Depression and Anxiety - Online Counseling

Anxiety and depression often go together hand in hand. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether a person suffers from depression with symptoms of anxiety or anxiety issues that are result in depression. Depression and anxiety online counseling is available to deal with this complex issue and is suitable for people who, as part of their condition, cannot leave their homes or find it very uncomfortable meeting people face to face.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stop Bleeding and Defending Violence

When I tell you that I can help you prevent craziness, I mean that I can help you avoid becoming totally crazy and having electroshock treatment, like my adored friend Arnold, who suddenly became psychotic, while he seemed to be one of the most balanced ones in our group of friends when we were teens. I want to help you get out of this road that leads to horror and despair.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Depression And Gender

For reasons that are not well understood, two-thirds of all people suffering from depression are women. Researchers have proposed biological, psychological, and social explanations for this fact. The biological explanation rests on the observation that women appear to be at greater risk for depression when their hormone levels change significantly, as during the premenstrual period, the period following the birth of a child, and the onset of menopause. Men's hormone levels

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Signs of Depression to Look Out For

Depression is an issue that affects millions of individuals around the world. This is a common occurrence that may result due to a number of reasons throughout an individual's life. While depression may be mild, in many instances, it can be quite severe. It results when an individual not only feels "sad", but also feels a sense of hopelessness and helplessness that can last for a short time, or continue for years.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aspergers Syndrome Depression Traits

Autism is the kind of mental illness when sometimes communication with the other fellow beings becomes very difficult. The patient not only suffers through the dilemma of being a victim of one of the worst mental disease but also he or she is unable to understand his or her own situation. Aspergers syndrome depression traits are easily recognizable. The traits of Autism and Aspergers syndrome trait are very similar to each other.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Understanding Depression in the 21st Century

In the 21st century with all its pressures many suffer from depression for a variety of different reasons. Depression is now classified as a medical illness and not just something that is in your head like people would have told you in the past. Depression can mean feeling down or blue for weeks and even months at a time if not treated and your very existence can be affected in many ways.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Depression and Anxiety - How to Recognize it Before It's Too Late

Are you or someone close to you experiencing feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, you really should read this article. Those feelings could be waring signs of clinical depression (sometimes called chronic depression), a very real and very debilitating condition, and it's often preceded and/ or accompanied with anxiety disorder. It's critical that you take affirmative action to fight depression or anxiety in their early stages before they develop beyond your control.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Preventive Treatment May Ward Off Poststroke Depression

University of Iowa researchers have shown for the first time that an anti-depressant and a form of talk therapy each can prevent or delay the onset of depression in people who have had acute stroke.The findings will appear in the May 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Previous studies on this type of prevention had not shown positive results; however, this new study, in contrast, was larger and double-blinded.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mental Health Implications For Girls Experiencing Serious School Failure

Adolescent girls who had a serious school failure by the 12th grade - being expelled, suspended or dropping out - were significantly more likely to have suffered a serious bout of depression at the age of 21 than girls who did not have these problems. New research published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health showed that girls who had early conduct problems in elementary school also were at increased risk for depression in early adulthood.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Depression - Reasons, Symptoms - What Can You Do?

Depression is a state of mind in which a person goes into extreme sadness for longer time and becomes very unstable. The person suffering from depression may feel really low and depressed all the time. There are many reasons due to which a person develops such a state of mind. Anyone suffering from depression need to have very warm any loving atmosphere around. It is a serious illness that can have affects for a longer time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Love and Depression - Visible Warnings in Dreams

You'll see that the dreams sent by the unconscious mind about the person you love are usually warnings that clearly show you all the dangers that threaten your relationship and your mental health, exactly because if you have a serious deception in love, you'll lose your mental stability without a doubt. Love and depression are strictly connected, and serious depression leads to suicide. The unconscious mind is your protector, so you must feel grateful for all the warnings you receive in dreams.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mental Health - The Philosophical Side of Self-Mutilation

I have the example of another case for my e-book about how the scientific method of dream interpretation really cures all mental illnesses, but her case is so sad that the fact that she abuses her body is "only a detail". Unfortunately, her example will help me show to my readers the meaning of bipolar disorder and psychosis. There are too many horrible problems in this world! This is why we see so many young people reflecting the global insanity through self-mutilation.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Self-Harm and Your Indifference to the Free Psychotherapy I'm Providing You

There were many other people with serious problems that asked for my help; therefore I cannot say that my offer was a fiasco: on the contrary, I received many dreams from many people and I'm satisfied with the result. However, I didn't collect any material to show you in practice how the scientific method of dream interpretation can easily cure cases of self-harm. Never mind. Perhaps next time, or perhaps someone may decide to send me their dreams even now, in the middle of the summer.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

5 Reasons You Suffer From Depression

I discovered the top 5 reasons you can suffer from depression after going through the medical journals trying to find answers in my own struggle. Anti-depressants only made my life worse and I wasn't about to give up. So, like the researcher I am, I took it upon myself to find the truth. Here are the top 5 reasons you may suffer from depression. These are the most common causes of depression and knowing about these 5 things will perhaps give you insight into which path to take to beat it!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Manic Or Depression Management Through the Power of the Core - Breathing For Walking to Be Calm

Manic behavior and depression mood swings have something in common. Both work with energy flow in different ways. Leaning how to be calm while being in either one of these emotional, physical states give possibilities to transform your energy direction. Using the ability to learn to be calm as a managing tool to deal with being manic or having a depression mood take judgment. Leaning about your ability to direct and affect your energy flow within your body is the foundation of the power of core/breathing for walking.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Simple Natural Home Remedies For Depression

Certain home remedies have been found beneficial in the
treatment of depression. The most important of these is the use
of apple. The various chemical substances present in this fruit,
such as Vitamin Bl, phosphorus and potassium help the synthesis
of glutamic acid, which controls the wear and tear of nerve
cells. At least one fruit should be eaten daily with milk and
honey. This will act as a very effective nerve tonic and
recharge the nerves with new energy and life. The cashew nut is
another valuable remedy for general depression and nervous
weakness. It is rich in vitamins of B group, especially thiamine
and therefore useful in stimulating appetite and nervous system.
It is also rich in riboflavin which keeps the body active, gay
and energetic.

The use of root of asparagus has been found beneficial in the
treatment of depression. It is highly nutritious and is used as
a herbal medicine for mental disorders. I t is a good tonic for
the brain and nerves. Cardamom has proved useful in depression.
Powdered seeds should be boiled in water and tea prepared in the
usual way. It gives a very pleasing aroma to tea which can be
used as a medicine in the treatment of this condition.

The herb lemon balm has been used successfully in the
treatment of mental depression. It assists brain fatigue, lifts
the heart from depression and raises the spirits. A cold
infusion of the balm taken freely is reputed to be excellent for
its calming influence on the nerves. About 30 grams of the herb
should be placed in half a litre of cold water and allowed to
stand for 12 hours. The infusion should then be strained and
taken in small doses throughout the day. Roses have also been
found useful in depression. An infusion of rose petals should be
used occasionally, instead of the usual tea and coffee for
treating this condition.

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Vitamin D Removes Depression, Psychological Diseases and Keeps You Healthy

Vitamin D not only keeps you healthy but removes your depression. Through one research it has been acknowledged that deficiency of vitamin D among aged people make them feel sad and depressed. 13% of people of age group 65-95 years who stayed alone had more the feeling of sadness because they were suffering from the deficiency of Vitamin D. Among these people there is increase in the feeling of sadness and other psychological diseases

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Benefits of Consuming New Depression Medications

If you are suffering from depression, it is important that you get help before your problem worsens. Ignoring depression will not make it go away - You need to see a therapist or a psychiatrist to find out what the best treatment for you is. Consuming depression medications is one common way to deal with this problem. As such, there are many benefits of consuming new depression medications that you should be aware of before purchasing them.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Life During the Great Depression

In today's world, there are a majority of people who are suffering from great depression. There are several reasons behind the depression including work load at office or home, exam stress, tough competition in professional fields, business decline etc. To say in one word, the word 'depression' is present all over the world. Depression is a chronic disorder that not only affects a person's mind but also his body. Sometimes depression leads the person to some extreme measures towards life like suicide.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Top Depression Treating Techniques Revealed!

There are many individuals today who suffer from depression. Most of them suffer in silence, trying to hide the way that they feel from those close to them, as they fear being judged or embarrassed. This is especially true in today's competitive society where suffering from such a condition may make one look weak. As such, to prevent yourself from being caught in such situations, it is crucial that you know the top depression treating techniques to manage and overcome such problems.

Monday, August 04, 2008

How to Kill Depression With Exercise

It has been known for years that exercise provides physical and emotional benefits. Routine exercise may benefit us all in relieving anxiety and depression.The key is moderate exercise, performed a minimum of 30 minutes per day, three or four times a week. Activities such as walking, swimming, lifting weights, and bicycling are all excellent forms of exercise. Starting today, implement a routine exercise program that will help you alleviate that feeling of depression, optimize your energy and help you start living a longer healthier life.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Cognitive Behavior Therapy For the Treatment of Depression

If you have a family member or friend whom you believe is experiencing depression, it is imperative that you get them help. Depression can cause the person who is experiencing it to be unable to recognize the symptoms in themselves. If you see changes in someone's behavior and notice a change in their sleep and eating patterns it might be depression that is the cause. There are many treatments available for depression and it is important that your family member get help before the depression leads to a tragic consequence.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Depression Medicine - Is This the Best Cure For Depression?

Despite our best guesses, no one is exactly sure what causes depression. There are also various ways in which depression can manifest. It is hard to tell whether or not someone will develop this condition, and the best way of figuring out whether or not a medication will work for a given individual is to try it out. However, do not let these facts discourage you because for some people, depression medicine can help. So, you must be wondering to yourself, depression medicine - is this the best cure for depression?

Friday, August 01, 2008

3 Ways of Helping Children Cope With Stress and Deal With Feelings

Life is not always as simple and easy for children as one may think. Children need to meet the harsh demands of school top on of their personal and social lives. In addition, many parents also send their children for supplementary classes for enrichment purposes and attempt to discover their children's talents by having them engaged in cultural activities at the same time. Pressure from within the home and from people around contributes to the high levels of unnecessary stress that young children are facing today. As such, it is crucial that parents know the 3 ways of helping children cope with stress and deal with feelings.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Top 3 Types of Depression Faced by People Today

Everyone in this world has suffered from depression at some point in their lives. It is almost impossible to find a person who has never experienced sadness or misery in his or her life. With life becoming more demanding in today's competitive world, more and more people are feeling stressed and worried out. This then leads many to become depressed if they are unsuccessful in achieving their goals. The severity of the depression depends on various environmental factors that contribute to one's stress. The two most distinct types of depression are depressive disorder, also known as major depression, and dysthymic disorder. Another type of depression that is common is bipolar disorder, or manic depression.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Teenage Depression - What Parents Can Do

As a parent, one of the things that you want to ensure is that your child is happy. But what happens when you know that your teenage child is suffering from depression? This is a problem that many parents today face, which can be a huge cause for worry and concern. But the truth of the matter is that there are a lot of things that parents can do to help their children. As such, even before your teenager begins to struggle with depression, you ought to know all the things that you can and should do to manage and overcome such situations. And one of the most fundamental things is ensuring that you can recognize this condition.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Is There a Link Between Depression and OCD?

Depression is a mental disorder that puts you in the state of sadness and blues. It is one of the most common diseases that human beings suffer from. People from all over the world suffer from depression every year. It affects all ages, even children are not spared. It can be severe to mild. It is a treatable disease; the treatment of depression depends upon the types of depression one is suffering from.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Depression - Where Did Mine Come From?

Acknowledging you have depression is not as easy as you may think. We can experience depressive episodes that come and go. When they go and we feel better we can then dismiss any idea that we have depression. However in some of us depression will be an ongoing issue. Acknowledging this and accepting it can be a liberating experience that will help you take better care of yourself leading up to a depressive episode.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Depression Does Not Have to Be a Life Sentence

When you've suffered from a serious illness, or you've injured yourself playing sport, or you've lost a loved one, it's sometimes very hard to pick yourself up and get on with life. Having suffered from a debilitating illness myself, I know just how hard it is to rebuild your self confidence. I began to think that I was never going to get better and couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Why Craziness Prevention is Indispensable, Especially For Depressed People

The anti-conscience is a shark, a lion, a violent beast. However, it can think and it can speak inside your mind, with your own voice because it is part of you; it can give you many suggestions, which you consider as if they were your own ideas... You don't know that these ideas come from your dangerous wild side. You believe that they are part of the ideas that come from your conscious mind.

Friday, July 25, 2008

An Alternative Approach to Depression

Depression is often termed anger turned inwards. If we journey into our past to find our suppressed anger towards ourselves and others where we feel the intensity of it from our body, not from the mental recall of the painful experience of what happened. The memories are stuck in us on an energetic and cellular level. Using the tools of Access Energy Transformation we can permanently release these experiences and depression begins to change quickly.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Put Depression in the Right Perspective, Use Herbal Remedies!

The increased interest for complementary and alternative medicine or CAM fueled the improved reception and use of standardized herbal supplements for depression and anxiety. Meanwhile, FDA-approval of herbal supplements-under the category of food and health supplement, only heightened the confidence for alternative depression treatments. Improved standards in terms of production, a sustained reputation for safety and efficacy serve as its strong points, along with the promising prospects of going all-natural for the sake of health.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Depression! What is It?

Another type of depression is the postpartum depression. This condition occurs in new mothers who have just given birth. The mothers tend to keep away from their babies and always avoid them whenever they can. The depression is usually onset by hormonal changes that occur after the mother has given birth. Unlike manic depression, this type of depression may take about six months or a few months of professional help for the condition to ultimately heal.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Problem With Man - Decreasing Testosterone Because of Micro Evolution

Before the increase in technology, there was a simple system that seemed to work. The irony is that along with our growth in knowledge, when it comes to technology, we have become far more foolish when it comes to the dispensation of humanities survival. Long ago, Man was the hunter and provider of food, having to be strong to defeat a mighty mammoth, or to defend his tribe (women and children) against invaders and wild animals.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Depression and Dream Interpretation - The Scientific Method's Success

The scientific method of dream interpretation gives you many explanations, which you feel that are really real, because they fit with the reality where you live, with your personality and your daily life and they give you real solutions. When you follow them, you see immediate results in your own life and in your disposition. You stop being the "always depressed creature", always afraid of everything, and you adopt a good mood, trusting your own judgment.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Metal Toxicity Causes Depression

The rates of Depression,Autism,Bipolar Disorders,Insomnia, and Neurodegenerative Disorders are on the rise, because of your exposure from specific sources to heavy metal toxicity, which then builds up in your soft tissues and bones as ticking time-booby traps ready to cause mayhem to your health. That happens either immediately on exposure and for many people there is a time-lag before health troubles begin. The causes and how to defeat depression is the why of this article.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Depression After Stroke: A Neglected Problem

People who have had a stroke and the people who are close to them need more support in order to manage the consequences of stroke. As well as the physical disabilities, the psychological burden is difficult to cope with. It is not only stroke patients who become depressed: their friends and relatives often become depressed too. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has now assessed research on treatments for depression after a stroke.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ooops! I Did Not Know That Teen Depression Even Existed

There are numerous teen depression effects that usually occur every time one suffers from this condition. Some of these include major changes in eating or sleeping patterns. These effects may start being noticed whenever the teenager starts watching television all night, starts finding it hard to get up for school, starts sleeping during the day, loose appetite or even becoming anorexic or bulimic. When the condition becomes more advanced, the teenager may decide to run away from home.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Depression - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

If you precisely follow the unconscious' guidance, you will be able to verify in practice the unconscious' wisdom, since you will come to understand why you behave the way you do and what you must do in order to completely develop the human side of your conscience, becoming more intelligent and self-confident. You will also come to understand how other people think, feel and sense, being able to analyze their psychical world, the same way that you analyze your own.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Combination of Alcohol and Depression Can Be Lethal

Legal problems are also most likely to catch up with you once you start taking alcohol while under depression. The reason for saying this is that, since alcohol makes one have an impulsive behavior, it is very easy for a depressed person to behave or drive recklessly something that may lead him to land on the wrong side of the law. With this happening, the depression condition may find itself worsening in the process since more trouble will have been added to you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Materialism and the Price of Happiness

The release of the first iPhone changed mobile marketing strategies in North America, companies followed suit in the wake of Apple's success, promoting sleeker and more feature laden devices with each passing month. Cell phones manufactures, for all practical purposes, have begun the race to dominate the wireless industry the way Victorinox reigned over the utility knife market with their Swiss Army Knife. With the imminent release of the newer iPhone, consumers have already lined up in anticipation of getting their hands on Apple's latest product, which includes 3G technology as well as GPS functions.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Could You Be Suffering From Bipolar Depression

There are three categories of bipolar depression cases. The first one being, "Bipolar I disorder". This category allows you to experience at least one manic episode with or without any previous episodes of depression while the second category, "Bipolar II disorder", ensures that the patient at least experiences one episode of depression and at least one episode of a manic situation. The last category is referred to as the Cyclothymia category and is often a mild form of bipolar depression. When you have this form of bipolar disorder, the elevated moods together with the depressed moods are usually not intensely experienced.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dream Interpretation - Detailed Psychotherapy by Your Unconscious Psychologist

The unconscious mind is a private doctor that will examine your problems from the beginning to the end, with all their details, and show you precisely what you have to do, without giving you ready-made answers, but showing you how close to the target you are when you look for your solutions. Your own intelligence is developed this way: you obey the directions you receive from your wise doctor, but not like a soldier: you do that because you see the entire truth in front of your eyes and you recognize that what the unconscious mind shows you is really a salvation.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Relieving Depression in the Elderly - Allow Expressions of Faith and Impartation of Wisdom

Allowing individuals, especially the elderly population, to express their faith and pleasurable moments in their life can be very effective in decreasing depression. Many of the elderly population yearn for the opportunity to express their beliefs and impart wisdom to their families and friends. We live in an age when youth and beauty is vividly expressed in television commercials, on billboards, and in the fashion stores. When taking into account the many elderly people who watch television ads on youth and beauty, it is little wonder why the may feel discouraged. When health ministry assessments are utilized, especially in the Appalachian region, effective approaches used are the incorporation of listening and learning. Listening to impartation of wisdom from the elderly and attentive listening to the pleasurable art of telling stories.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Details on Depression

Imagine that you spent part of your summer helping your elderly parents move into an Assisted Care Facility due to their several physical and cognitive decline and lack of mobility. During the move, other siblings are quarreling with you and are sabotaging much of the work you've done. Your singular goal was to ensure your parents are safe and in the best environment given their conditions and age. Shortly thereafter you return to your job which is chaotic and dissatisfying under the best conditions and you are feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, exhausted, and irritable. You are having sleepless nights due to worry, nightmares when you do sleep, and experience exhaustion at the start of the day as well as each evening after work. Do you consider yourself depressed? What's wrong? Let's see if you can be classified as depressed and if so what is the suggested treatment.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Depression, The Life Destroyer

Depression is the one big thing that can literally destroy one's life. That is, if the depressed person doesn't recognize the problem and take affirmative action to get it under control. It is about time that someone shed some light on this subject. First of all, it's nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn't mean that you are crazy. It is a very real sickness. Put simply, it's a chemical imbalance in one's brain. It can happen to anyone. I happen to know the symptoms of depression, as I was there a very long time myself. It will rob one of sleep, happiness and the joys of life.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What Determines Who Gets Depression?

When we come to men, we see that situations that affect their ego can easily make them get depressed. These things include being troubled by their spouses or not achieving as much as their friends have achieved in their lives. These conditions make the man have troubled sleeping patterns and always appear withdrawn. This condition may however disappear if the man's family jumps in and offer him their support during these trying times. The family may help by reassuring the man that all is not lost or they may decide to take him to see a professional doctor who may ultimately help him with his problems by listening and counseling him.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Depression Leading Cause

This year many medications found to have serious side effects that weren't apparent when they were approved by the FDA. Are having serious effect on diabetes, high blood pressure patients. The FDA needs more money and resources to conduct studies of drugs after they've been approved for sale - and then the clout to take prompt action if safety problems are identified. The trend toward globalization that has affected so many aspects of the American economy is now changing American medicine. Hospitals are creating global health residency programs. Philanthropic organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are pouring billions into efforts to combat disease on a global scale. This worldwide outlook comes from more than just altruism - AIDS, avian flu, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have shown that many health problems have little respect for borders.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Helping An Older Parent Through Depression

Depression in the elderly comes from the loss of a spouse, as well as independence. An elderly person is faced with many uncertainties to include illness, health insurance, and death. Without a strong support system, depression is inevitable. If not treated, geriatric depression will prevent the individual from living out an enjoyable life. This problem is prevalent and growing, which is why it is important to identify the symptoms and then take appropriate steps to intervene.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Depression As a Disability

Depression is a serious mental illness and affects almost millions all over the world every year. It is common news in the newspapers or on the television about the suicidal rates due to depression is getting higher every year. Depression is a mental disability which affects almost all the daily activities of the sufferer. Feelings of sadness and hopelessness are one of the prime symptoms. It is believed that people with disability have more chances to suffer from depression.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Agitated State With Reactive Depression

Reactive depression is another type of depression which is caused due to the loss of your loved ones or those things that you love the most. Another name for this type of depression is adjustment disorder with various mood swings. It is not as severe as other types of depression and can easily be cured. The signs of this type of depression are same as in the other forms like, Sleeping problem, irritation, poor appetite and social withdrawal etc.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Are You a Victim of Manic Depression

Manic depression can further be classified into two main subtypes. The first sub-type known as bipolar I disorder, ensures that the patient suffers from at least one episode of manic condition after an occurrence or non-occurrence of an episode of depression. On the other hand, the second sub-type of this depression is known as bipolar II disorder. This sub-type, makes you be subjected to at least one episode of depression and at least one episode of hypomanic (a briefer manic condition) condition. However, there exists another rare manic depression condition referred to as Cyclothymia.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Be on the Lookout on Signs of Depression

For cases of young children and adolescents, hostility, grumpiness,temper and general irritability may be the signs of depression. These cases occur due to the fact that these young boys and girls know that they do not have much authority over their lives therefore they try very hard to irritate you so that they catch your much needed attention in order for you to adhere to their needs. In cases where this condition is left unattended, the children may start experiencing unexplained pains and aches that may leave them crying or complaining all the time.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Be Able to Distinguish Between Anxiety and Depression

The problem however arises when there are numerous ways of solving the problem but the brain is not sure which one to pick and use to solve the danger at hand. This situation makes you to feel restless and make you lose your concentration abilities. When this occurs, you are then said to be anxious and most of the time, you will only return to normalcy once the danger is over. On the other hand, when a misfortune befalls you, a hormonal imbalance or a wrong state of mind may occur and this may directly translate into a change of your moods. You may appear gloomy from then hence forth, be subjected to a self-criticism condition, appear pessimistic at all times and always be seen to be sad.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Diagnostic Criteria For Depression

Depression is quite a troubling name for human beings. More than millions of people every year get affected by depression. The affects of depression may vary according to the types of depression. The most troubling forms of depression are major depression or clinical or chronic depression. The criteria for depression depend upon the signs and symptoms of depression, for example (If it is severe the criteria for the diagnosis is different as compared to the mild depression and vice -versa).

Monday, June 30, 2008

Depression and Suicide - Immediately Get Rid of Your Unbearable Problems

Of course it is a real relief to be able to understand what is happening to you when you are totally depressed, without courage to do anything, and without understanding why you feel this way or what could help you. This is something you don't have with other methods. With the others, you are lost in space, without knowing what is happening to you, while blindly following your psychotherapist, who may lead you to more despair, instead of curing you. Your dreams, on the contrary, reveal to you everything you must learn.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

What Impact Does Depression Have on Your Family?

There are many situations and occurrences in life that can test the strength of a family unit, including environmental factors, physical factors, mental factors, biological factors and social factors. It could be one of these factors, or a combination of two or more, that affects either one or two individuals within the family unit or the entire family unit as a whole; whatever it is that impacts the family, it can have a huge impact on the families overall mental health.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happiness After Suffering - How to Make Your Depression Disappear

Even if your psychical problem seems not to have a solution, dream interpretation will save you and give you a new life. This is guaranteed if you follow the guidance you receive in your dreams because the unconscious mind can cure even schizophrenia, the worse existing mental illness. This is the unique doctor that can carry out such a miracle! So, the unconscious mind of course can cure any psychical problem you may have. This is the unique doctor you can completely trust.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Depression and Suicide - Why Craziness is the Worst Danger in Your Life

In the past, nobody knew how to prevent depression and craziness, and this is why many cases could not be cured before they reached a point where everybody would notice that the person was crazy, since they would do absurd things. Today, thanks to the scientific method of dream interpretation, which is a real surgical operation inside the human psyche, we can predict what the absurd tendencies of each person will be, and prevent depression and craziness before any symptom appears in their behavior, guaranteeing their mental health for life.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Life After Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

I guess like most normal people, I became accustomed to good health and fitness and took both for granted over my working life I only mention this because it took me a little time to realise that the persistent headaches and sluggish feeling that I was experiencing at the time could perhaps more than "overdoing it" with the current workload The tiredness was different than what I ever experienced before and the loss of motivation was something I could never have been accused of in the past. I had attempted to ...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Physical Or Mental Disorders - Depression

Studies have shown that depression due to gender bias, often gets in the way of correct diagnosis of psychosocial disorders. In one study, for instance, 175 mental health professionals those are suffering from depression or physical or mental disorder, of both genders, were asked to diagnose a patient based upon a summarized case history. Some of the professionals were told that the patient was male, others that the patient was female. The gender of the patient made a substantial difference in the diagnosis given(though the gender of the clinician did not).

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How to Be a Big Hero - The End of Self-Abuse

You are in fact a big victim of your parents, of our absurd society, and of the global hypocrisy of the entire human race, because it is indifferent to what is totally wrong. I know that, but you have to react. You have to fight against this absurd tendency, because your own hands are doing what is bad for you. However, there is a strange power dominating your hands at the time you do that against yourself: an invisible force that wants to kill you and comes from the wild side of your conscience.

Monday, June 23, 2008

How to Overcome the Depression of Not Being a Parent

I'm interpreting the dreams of a patient that suffers from bipolar disorder and who asked me to translate her dreams, even though she hadn't read my ebook Craziness Prevention and she could not pay for professional, private translation. I offer the possibility to my readers to send me their dreams for free translation if they agree to let me publish their dreams and short biography anonymously, in the new ebook I'm preparing in order to show to everyone in practice how dream interpretation, according to the scientific method, can really sure all mental illnesses.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Depression the Global Epidemic

Depression is one of the most crippling, but misunderstood disorders ever encountered; there is however, more than one kind of this condition, just to make the situation more complicated. Almost all types of this condition are caused by unresolved issues in a person's life; naturally almost anyone can become depressed about certain aspects of their life. You just need to make sure that you're getting the help you need to overcome the problem; you need to be making the right decisions to get through the problems facing you and find out the cause and then deal with it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Can You Receive Online Counseling For Depression?

The idea of online counseling may still come as a surprise to many, especially older people who are not as familiar with the internet as younger people, but it is fast becoming the way for most people to get the help, therapy and counseling that they need. The availability of online therapy or counseling has been successful in tearing down the barriers that have kept many people from getting the help that they need. The barrier was the discomfort, mixed emotions and inability to physically go down to the therapist's office and speak with them in person; these three reasons ...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Counselling- I Want to Feel Better But the Thought of it Scares Me

As you read this short article, it may be that you already have some curiosity about counselling and the world of talking therapies. But I can't really know what your motivation to read this is and I don't make any assumption. What I can relate to however, through my own personal experience of therapy and that of many of the clients I have worked with, is just how hard sometimes it can be to take what is quite a big step towards counselling. Below are some common concerns around looking for a therapist along with of my own brief thoughts in choosing a counsellor.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pain, it is Horrible But Bearable! Suicide is Not an Option!

The problem with most people who try and commit suicide is that they are the most extremely selfish people on this earth. Yes, everyone hears the news and feels sorry for them but it is their own families who suffer the pain of that attempted suicide more than they feel it themselves. And this article is to remind you that suicide is not an option, never an option, so do not even think that you are permitted to take your own life . The misconception that you have is that it is your own life. And that is a lie. It is the life that God loaned to you temporarily and you have no right to be part of any suicide attempt at all.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Two Anxiety Depression Symptoms You Should Look Out For And Take Care Of

Anxiety is a feeling that almost everyone experiences at some
point or the other. It is just an uneasy feeling, which keeps
nagging in the mind. When the level of anxiety exceeds certain
limits, it poses a problem to the individual concerned. Anxiety
depression symptoms are the traits in a person's behavior that
indicate a potential problem due to anxiety. Two of such
symptoms are discussed below.


This is a psychological disorder that is related to the sleep
pattern of a victim. Anxiety depression is among the possible
causes that can result in this affliction. The victim finds it
difficult to sleep and loss of sleep results in tiredness,
memory lapses and increase in the victim's irritability. In the
case of Insomnia due to anxiety depression, the lack of sleep
can be directly attributed to a persistent unease in the
victim's mind that prevents the mind from relaxing into sleep.

Insomnia can be the effect of other causes too, but in the
event of an individual displaying symptoms of insomnia combined
with some other symptoms of Anxiety Depression, such as
inexplicable tiredness, shortness of breath, concentration
lapses etc. it is strongly recommended that the victim undertake
an anxiety disorder self test. In case the victim is not
inclined to follow that course, he/she may be subjected to an
anxiety disorder test which psychologists provide.


Depersonalization is a feeling of unreality and being detached
from your self and your experiences. Derealization is a feeling
of isolation from one's surroundings. These are a common set of
symptoms displayed by most victims of anxiety depression. The
mind is indulged in a separate thought process of worry, which
causes their activities to be uncoordinated and gives them a
feeling of surrealism. This may often lead them to question
their own sanity.

This symptom usually indicates a high severity of depression
due to anxiety disorders and requires prompt remedial action. It
will be manifested with some physical symptoms of depression
such as diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, palpitations and
frequent urination.

There is a range of treatments for anxiety disorders available.
These primarily deal with self-help, counseling, and medication
among others. Based on diagnosis and the precise nature of the
affliction, a remedy from among the following can be prescribed.

1. Hypnotherapy for anxiety

2. Counseling sessions with psychologists

3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

4. Tranquilizers, pacifying drugs

5. Natural anxiety cures that include self-help, vacationing

The two symptoms that have been dealt with here are among the
most easily detected manifestations of anxiety depression.
Anxiety itself may also be a symptom for some other mental
disorders such as drug or alcohol addiction, phobias and
reactionary disorders. Physical disorders, like thyroid may also
give rise to this condition. So, it is strongly recommended that
any individual who displays symptoms of anxiety depression, get
diagnosed by a physician and see a psychologist as well.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only.
The information in this article is not a substitute for specific
medical advice. It is highly recommended you seek a physician
for medical advisement.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Miracle Solution To Depression

Prozac is a drug that everyone has at least heard of. Years ago
it was one of the only known drugs to treat depression and any
other behavioral disorder such as Obsessive compulsive Disorder,
Bulimia and even panic disorders. Most commonly though it is
used for depression and some forms of bipolar disorder.

Years ago, sufferers of depression were always the subject of a
lot of debate. No one wanted to admit that it was a real disease
and was could be caused by a chemical imbalance. For this reason
sufferers of depression never got help because it was viewed as
a weakness or an inability to cope with the everyday struggles
of life. Now doctors and critics of depression admit that it is
a real illness and can also be a recurring illness.

Prozac which is one of the world's most commonly prescribed
antidepressant has been around in the US since about 1987. The
reason why Prozac works so well is its ability to help correct
the chemical imbalance of serotonin. This is why Prozac is part
of the class of drugs called SSRIs or Selective Serotonin
Reuptake Inhibitors. Studies have shown that when the brain
produces too little serotonin, this affects mood regulation and
is more than likely a cause of depression.

Take caution though that when you begin taking Prozac do not
expect a miracle result right away. Sometimes it takes several
weeks to begin to feel the full benefit of Prozac. It is these
first few weeks that are crucial to remember to keep taking
Prozac. Some people will get discourage and think the Prozac is
not working and stop taking it. To feel the full effect of
Prozac is should be taken for at least a month.

Once a patient has been on it for a month, the next step is to
continue to take it for a few months after the symptoms of
depression have gone away. Prozac is not a cure for depression
and unfortunately there is a high risk always a 50% chance of
relapsing into depression. With each relapse, the chance of a
subsisquiently relapse increases. The mistake most patients make
with Prozac is that they begin to feel so normal that they
believe they are cured and stop taking Prozac before they
should. This usually brings on a relapse and the cycle returns.
Most doctors will recommend that Prozac be taken for at least a
year. Usually after that time, patients will meet with their
doctors to determine how to keep their depression at bay. Some
doctors might recommend continuing with Prozac while others
might recommend another form of therapy that does not require

Remember though that Prozac is not a cure for depression. The
only way it would cure depression is if a patient planned to be
on it for the rest of their lives and no doctor would want that.

Today's society is much more accepting of depression and Prozac
than they were nearly twenty years ago. There is no longer a
reason to hide or feel ashamed if one was prescribed Prozac.
Depression is a real problem and Prozac can really help it.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What Is Attacking Anxiety Depression?

Attacking anxiety depression is unfortunately another problem
that sufferers of anxiety disorders might also have to deal
with. This isn't to say that all people who suffer from one form
of anxiety disorders or another will suffer from depression,
merely that if you suffer from constant anxiety attacks there's
a good chance that you might also suffer from depression.

This is by no means a given and don't take it as such; it's
merely a statement of fact. Attacking anxiety depression need
not be a necessary course of action for you, but if you find
yourself unable to cope with the many stresses that your anxiety
attacks brings upon you, then you might just find yourself
fighting depression alongside your anxiety.

Generally speaking though anxiety depression comes through over
a course of time and comes in so gradually that you're probably
unaware of it until some time has passed. If you let your
anxiety attacks become a controlling factor in your life and
don't seek help, then as your anxiety attacks become worse so
too will your anxiety depression progress.

The helpless feelings you get with your anxiety attacks, the
sheer inability and frustration of not being able to control
your reactions can alone bring on anxiety depression. This
coupled with the debilitating fear that takes hold of you can
sometimes lead to severe depression, which can in turn
contribute to increased anxiety attacks and so on in a vicious
cycle. So really, attacking anxiety depression head-on is the
best thing that you can do to help yourself break out of this
cycle and there are many ways that you can do this.

The easiest and most sought after method for attacking anxiety
depression is in the form of medications. Your doctor can help
you with that one, but chances are that if you're already taking
medication for your anxiety you'll be taking an anti-depressant
medication as well. The reason for this being that the drugs
available to treat anxiety are also the same drugs used to treat
depression as well. So if you still feel depressed talk with
your doctor about changing your medication for one better suited
to you.

Another great method for attacking anxiety depression comes in
the form of a qualified therapist. Along with treating your
anxiety disorders through therapeutic methods a therapist can
also help to alleviate your symptoms of depression, sometimes
helping you to perhaps eradicate it altogether. Don't
underestimate the power of talking.

There are also many alternative and natural methods you can use
in attacking anxiety depression and these run the gamut from the
use of herbs in your daily life to the use of such alternative
treatments such as Ayurveda or Acupuncture.

Many or all these methods might not work for you but your best
recourse in attacking anxiety depression lies in trying until
you find the right method for you. Just remember to get
qualified medical help when you try out any new treatment

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Eliminate Stress With This Easy Stress-Buster Technique

All of us live in a fast paced world. The latter part of
the 20th Century brought with it fast food, fast cars and
fast living. Now that we have entered the 21st Century
things are getting even faster. In our jobs we are expected
to get better results faster. We are expected to learn
faster, perform faster and quickly beat the competition.
Well with all this speed and tension comes the inevitable
strain that it puts on the mind and body. Stress is the
result of this strain and tension!

So in this fast paced world that we now live in how can we
learn to eliminate stress?

Well, in order to eliminate stress we should first have a
thorough understanding of what stress is and where it
originates. If you look up the dictionary a typical
definition will explain stress as "a force exerted when one
body presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to
compress or twist another body." When you experience stress
in your life I am sure you will agree that it often feels
as though an external force is pressing against you.
Certain sayings sum this up such as "feeling heavy with
guilt", "feeling the pressure", "it feels like a ton weight
has been lifted off me" etc.

Stress and the pressure we feel behind it can exert, what
feels like, a very real physical force. So where does this
force come from? What is generating this stress? Is it the
events in our lives or just our perception of them and our
reaction to them?

Most stress finds its root in unwanted harassing thoughts
and negative emotions. These thoughts and emotions cause
imbalance within the mind. This eventually causes an
imbalance in the body which will probably lead to illness
or at least a shortened life span!

Do you know that scientific studies have found that the
mind does not know the difference between a real event and
an imagined one? When they hooked-up athletes to
sophisticated monitoring systems they found that the same
neurons in the brain fired when a person imagined an event
as did when they actually did it. Similarly the muscles of
the body responded as though they were actually performing
the event!

So when we redefine stress we can give a clearer definition
of it as - a state of heightened emotional and mental
imbalance caused by internal or external forces in one's
life whether real or imagined.

So what external forces can possibly be responsible for
causing the emotional and mental imbalance in one's life?
Well this question may appear to be almost impossible to
answer in one sentence because there can be numerous causes
of stress. These causes range from pressure at work to a
possibly life-altering dramatic event. However, regardless
of the actual event itself when we study the cause of
stress closely enough we always come to the same root
cause. Stress is caused when we wish circumstances,
situations, people or things to be different from the way
they are.

Stress always occurs when you want things to be different
from the way they are but they just remain the same. Let's
go back to our dictionary definition - 'a force exerted
when one body presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or
tends to compress or twist another body.' This is exactly
what is happening to you. When you want things to be
different but they just stay the same, you experience
stress because it is as if the situation is pushing against
you. You use your force of 'will', by wanting it to change,
and thus exert force on the situation but it resists and
pushes back. In such situations it is your desire that
becomes compressed or twisted. Basically your stress has
its root in your desire to change things that cannot be

Do not get me wrong, I am a great believer in achieving the
seemingly impossible. I know that by setting goals and
through determination, persistence and a positive mental
attitude we are all capable of achieving great things.
However, some things cannot be changed, for example the
past! It is when we want to change things that are
impossible to change, or when we are not experiencing the
changes we want, we experience stress!

So, if stress lies in the desire to change things then to
remove stress all you need to do is remove the desire. This
does not mean giving-up on your goals. Nor does it mean
never attaining your desires. It means releasing the
grasping, clawing, lusting from the desire. When you do
this not only will you feel less stressful but you will be
in a more receptive productive state to acquire what you
want. It does, however, mean giving up the desire to change
things that cannot be changed!

Fortunately, a way of eliminating such desires was
developed known as 'releasing'. This is a technique which
is highly effective but little known in the western world.
Let's once again return to our refined definition of stress
to see how we can use it to 'release' stress instantly in
any situation. Our refined definition of stress states that
it is "a state of heightened emotional and mental imbalance
caused by internal or external forces in one's life". We
now know that it is you're wanting to change this external
force that is causing the stress so a better definition
would leave out the "external" bit of the sentence. The
definition of stress becomes this - a state of heightened
emotional and mental imbalance caused by internal forces!

So how do we use this knowledge to eliminate it?

Well let's do a little experiment to get you used to this.
Pick a time when you were slightly uptight, agitated or
annoyed. Stop whatever you are doing to complete this quick
exercise. It will only take a moment and once you have the
hang of it you can do it on the spot and with little effort
while you are doing other things. But for now, while you
are learning it, give it your full attention. Once you have
the annoyance in mind ask yourself the following question -
"what do I want to be different in this
situation/person/event and what would I like to change
about it?" By doing this you are identifying your thoughts
behind the annoyance. After you have identified your wants
behind your annoyance ask yourself the following question -
"how does that make me feel?" By doing this you are
identifying the emotions that are driving the wants behind
the annoyance. Now for that moment stop suppressing the
emotions and allow yourself to fully feel them. Allow them
to come up and be fully expressed in your body. You will
find when you do this the emotions reach a height and then
start to fade away. This is you naturally 'releasing' the
emotion. Once it is gone it is gone for good!

Here is an example of how to use this. You are at work and
your boss wants you to get all your work finished by 5 o'
clock. However, you are well aware that this is an
impossible task yet you feel the mounting pressure to
succeed at the task and try to get it done. You then find
yourself rushing around doing ten things at all at once
while you experience more and more stress caused by your
impending deadline. So, you ask yourself the first
stress-buster question - "what do I want to be different in
this situation/person/event?" Let's say the answer that
comes to mind is something like, "I want my boss to stop
putting me under pressure". You have just identified some
of your thoughts and desires behind the stress.

Next you ask yourself the second stress-buster question -
"how does that make me feel?" You may answer, "I feel
frustrated!" You have now identified one of the emotions
behind your thoughts and desires about the situation. Then
you proceed to the last stress-busting step and for the
moment you stop suppressing that emotion and allow yourself
to fully feel it. You delve into the feeling and allow your
body to experience it fully. You may even imagine it is as
a spent force escaping through your stomach, chest, neck,
face or wherever you are feeling it in your body.

You can use this approach several times, as it only takes a
few seconds to do. Within a few moments you will start to
feel your stress completely fade. Keep asking the questions
as there may be several reasons behind your stress or you
may need to release a particularly deep-seated emotion a
few times before it is gone.

Do not let the simplicity of this technique fool you, it is
highly effective. Try it; you may just be surprised at the
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