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Depression FAQs

Everyone knows what it’s like to have a bad day. After all, we all feel sad and insecure sometimes. However, there are key differences between normal sadness and irritability and clinical depression.  Depression is a medical condition that can be debilitating and life-threatening. When left untreated, it may impact numerous areas of functioning.  As a…

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Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy, but in some cases, and for reasons doctors and therapists don’t fully understand, these approaches are only partially successful. Complementary approaches including yoga, exercise, nutrition, and supplements for depression may all be added to a holistic treatment plan to help achieve success. Let’s review some…

Is Work Addiction the ‘Respectable’ Addiction?

Work addiction is our society’s favorite addiction. While many look down on those whose psychological, emotional and social situations lead them to abuse something like heroin—even seeing drug abusers as some type of “blight” on society—work addicts are virtually praised for their problem. Pulling long hours, going the “extra mile” and casting aside personal and…

A Link Between Depression and Low Vitamin D

Low vitamin D has been hailed as critical to bone and muscle development, and suspected as a factor in certain diseases, now including depression. A new study from Oregon State University (OSU) found that healthy young women with vitamin D deficiency have higher incidence of clinical depression, a disabling mental disorder that cloaks a person…