Category: Depression

9 Types of Depression and How to Recognize Them

Understanding depression Everyone goes through periods of deep sadness and grief. These feelings usually fade away within a few days or weeks, depending on the circumstances. But profound sadness that lasts more than two weeks and affects your ability to function may be a sign of depression. Some of the common symptoms of depression are:…

Read More

ADHD v. Depression and Anxiety

Since I was a child with a severe case of what is known as attention-deficit disorder, I have been extremely interested in the new explosion in new cases and the sudden interest in new trends in diagnoses. The number of children categorized under this label are above 17 million cases, appearing to be one of…

Read More

Anxiety and Depression in Children

Many children have fears and worries, and may feel sad and hopeless from time to time. Strong fears may appear at different times during development. For example, toddlers are often very distressed about being away from their parents, even if they are safe and cared for. Although fears and worries are typical in children, persistent or…

Read More

Anxiety and Depression

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive loss of motor nerves, which are the nerve cells that control muscle movement. As the disease progresses, patients develop disabilities that worsen over time. Within a few years of diagnosis, patients may lose the ability to perform everyday tasks such as walking or dressing. Many…

Read More

Physical Disease, Inflammation Linked to Suicide Risk in Depression

SAN FRANCISCO — Suicide attempts in those with depression may be linked with the presence of physical disease and inflammation, according to research was recently presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, held May 18-22, 2019, in San Francisco, California. A case-control study included 1468 individuals who attempted suicide and 14,373 controls, all of whom were…

Read More

Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases

Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. UQ School of Public Health PhD scholar Xiaolin Xu said women who experienced symptoms of depression, even without a clinical diagnosis, were at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases. “These days, many…

Read More

If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Registered nurse Ebony Monroe of Houston recently went through a period of being quick to anger about every little thing. She didn’t realize then what it might mean for her health. “If you had told me in the beginning that my irritability was related to depression, I would probably be livid,” Monroe says with a…

Read More

Sleep, insomnia, and depression

Abstract Since ancient times it is known that melancholia and sleep disturbances co-occur. The introduction of polysomnography into psychiatric research confirmed a disturbance of sleep continuity in patients with depression, revealing not only a decrease in Slow Wave Sleep, but also a disinhibition of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, demonstrated as a shortening of REM…

Read More

Are you missing these signs of anxiety or depression?

It’s easy to overlook the clues that you may need help for one of these common conditions. The signs of mental illness aren’t always obvious. Subtle changes in mood or behavior are often attributed to aging, just like weaker muscles and fuzzy thinking. “There’s a tendency to dismiss it as, ‘Well, of course I’m worried,…

Read More

Depression in Men

Everyone feels sad, irritable, or tired at times. Many people experience difficulty sleeping when they’re under stress. These are normal reactions to life stressors that typically pass within a few days. Major depressive disorder is different. Though insomnia and fatigue are often the presenting complaints, people with depression experience depressed mood or loss of interest…

Read More