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How Does Social Media Play a Role in Mental Health?

Online social media sites allow people to connect with one another, both benefiting their mental health and adding yet another arena for challenges to arise. The concept of social networking plays on the basic need of human beings to stay together in groups and form a community to survive. As the technology developed to support…

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Natural Ways to Fight Depression Symptoms

Depression was already a global issue before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now more than ever, we’ve seen a rise in all types of depression. People diagnosed with some form of depression are hopefully already in conversation about their feelings with their medical or mental health practitioner However, you may still be looking for natural ways…

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Can Depression Be Genetically Inherited?

The rates of those diagnosed with depression are steadily increasing in the last decade, similarly raising questions within us as well, “Is depression genetic? Is it environmental?”    We may find ourselves curious about these questions out of concern for our country, for someone we love, or because we recognize that one or both of…

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What’s the Difference Between Depression and Manic Depression?

The differences between the symptoms of depression and the symptoms of manic depression are significant. Though they share some commonalities, the critical difference between the two is that those with manic depression experience manic episodes. This is also known also as bipolar disorder. Read on to learn more about the difference between depression and manic…

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Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy. However, 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. Read on to…

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What Is Depression?

When people talk about depression, they are often referring to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This is one of the most common types of depression, but there are many other types. While the symptoms of each type overlap significantly, the difference pertains to a variety of factors. These factors include such things as severity of symptoms,…