Category: Depression

Motivational Tips for Depression

Depression presents so many challenges I’ve been living with depression for so long that I feel like I’ve gone through every symptom the condition has to offer. Hopelessness, check. Fatigue, check. Insomnia, check. Weight gain — and weight loss — check and check. Living with depression is hard, no matter what symptoms you’re experiencing. Sometimes,…

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Tips for Depression in a Relationship

If you are in a relationship with someone who has depression, these are some tips you can use to help your partner. 1 Educate Yourself You can learn everything you need to know about depression and its causes, symptoms, and treatments by following along with this series of articles. 2 Sort Out the Facts from…

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Internalizing Behaviors and Depression in Children

Internalizing behaviors are common among depressed children. These behaviors are quiet and often invisible because they are internalized and are generally not disruptive to others, unlike externalizing behaviors. Typical Internalizing Behaviors Examples of internalizing behaviors are: Being withdrawn Feeling sad Feeling lonely Being nervous or irritable Not talking Headaches, stomachaches and other physical symptoms that are not…

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4 Ways Depression Affects the Brain

It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016. While depression can affect a person psychologically, it also has the potential to affect physical structures in the brain. These physical changes range from inflammation and oxygen restriction, to actual shrinking. In short, depression can impact the central…

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Depression: An Overview

Sadness and grief are normal human emotions. We all have those feelings from time to time but they usually go away within a few days. Major depression, or major depressive disorder, however, is something more. It’s a diagnosable condition that’s classified as a mood disorder and can bring about long-lasting symptoms such as overwhelming sadness, low…

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7 Facts You Should Know About Depression

Depression is a very real and treatable illness. Understanding the facts about depression can save lives. Here are 7 things everyone should know. 1) Depression Doesn’t Always Have a “Good” Reason Sometimes people become depressed for what seems like a good reason—maybe they lost their job or a close friend passed away—but with clinical depression,…

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Physical Effects of Depression

While depression affects us both emotionally and mentally, creating such symptoms as feelings of sadness and problems with thinking, it can also have certain physical effects as well. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to visit their physician complaining only of their physical symptoms, making it difficult for their doctor to diagnose their depression due…

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5 Ways to Handle Depression in the Workplace

If you’ve suffered through a bout of depression as a working adult, you’re hardly alone. Around 18.8 million American adults—or around 9.5 percent of the population—have suffered from a depressive illness at some point in their life, and in a three-month period, workers with depression are absent an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of…

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7 Common Symptoms That Can Be Signs of Depression

There’s a lot more to depression than feeling really, really sad. Sneaky symptoms like insomnia and grouchiness creep in so gradually that many people don’t even realize they’re depressed. Take a look at the symptoms below: They’re not exclusive to depression, but if you can check off several on the list, it might be time to talk to your…

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5 Ways To Dig Yourself Out Of Depression

I knew something was wrong with me. I was too uncomfortable with myself to even enjoy just one night alone. I worried something might happen that I couldn’t handle. So I spent a lot of time losing myself in T.V., food or dating bad men. I was afraid to be quiet with my own thoughts,…

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