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Posted in Depression, Mental Health

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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The Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are double-barreled disorders that can suffocate you emotionally while at the same time filling you with jittery angst about what the future may hold. It’s like “breathing through a coffee stirrer,” says Tara K. “A daily battle against yourself … a desire to live yet at the same time a desire to […]

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Depression vs. Sadness

It’s completely natural to feel sad when a loved one, friend or beloved pet dies, or even when you read news about strangers losing their lives to natural disasters or acts of terrorism. Too often, sadness and depression are lumped together, which can have negative consequences. Depression is typically associated with the primary symptom of […]

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The Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorders & Depression

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex mental health condition in which individuals struggle with intense, volatile and painful emotions, impulsive thoughts and behaviors and persistent feelings of emptiness and abandonment. BPD typically results in problems with self-image, impulses, emotional responses and conflicts with other people including loved ones. Intense, highly changeable episodes of anger, depression and […]

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The Top 5 Most Prevalent Types of Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think and feel. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2009 and 2012, 7.6% of Americans aged 12 and older were struggling with depression during the two weeks preceding the survey. Some people reported feeling depressed due to external events that had happened to them, which is known as situational depression or exogenous depression. But others were depressed due to chemical changes in their brain. In these cases, the depression originated from inside, not outside, known as endogenous depression.

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Postpartum Depression: Is It Hereditary?

Is depression hereditary?” is one of the many questions undergoing examination and research in the mental health field. Scientists are confident that depression, including postpartum depression, can be inherited.

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Key Differences Between Dysthymia and Cyclothymia

Mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder, have received enough media attention over the past several decades to render them fairly well-known to the general public. But subaffective disorders, like dysthymia and cyclothymia, are not as well-known.

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How Exercise and 5 Alternative Therapies Can Combat Depression

It may sound strange, but exercise can be as effective as medication for relieving mild to moderate depression. In fact, research shows that mild depression isn’t typically responsive to medication. One recent study showed that antidepressants improved symptoms in only about 40 – 60 out of 100 people who took them over an eight-week period.

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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 the manic episodes experienced by those with manic depression, known also as bipolar disorder.

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The Difference Between Holiday Stress & Chronic Depression

The holidays can be a difficult time for everyone, but are you actually struggling with a major depressive disorder that may require care from a mood treatment center? Nearly all people have some level of stress or sadness during the holidays. There is time with difficult family members, large amounts of money needed for presents and traveling from afar to be with those we love. There are also those whose families are estranged, who feel separated from others during the holiday season. Holiday stress is a completely normal, common occurrence. However, there are notable differences between holiday stress and chronic depression.

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