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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.

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 […]

Depression is an ugly monster. It overtakes lives, shrouding sufferers in shadow. It intensifies any and all underlying psychological and physiological conditions. As a result, it can be a beast to treat.

Depression has been referred to as the “common cold” of mental health disorders, affecting about one in five adults in the U.S. in any given year. The mainstays of treatment for this debilitating condition are cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. Unfortunately, up to one-third of the people with depression don’t get better with these interventions. […]

By Valerie Martin, LCSW, RYT, Trauma Therapist and Yoga Instructor at The Ranch With the explosion of yoga in the west over the past two decades, it’s clear that this ancient tradition is shedding its old reputation as an esoteric practice exclusively for the spiritually devout. It’s also not just for those who consider themselves […]

By Rodney Robertson, D. Min., M.A., M.Div., Director of Family Services at The Ranch Deborah was devastated when she lost her job at age 42. She blamed herself for not being capable enough and went from her usual schedule of getting up for work to barely leaving home. She dwelled on all the things that […]

Depression is a serious medical condition that can be life-threatening. While effective treatments exist, the causes of depression are not always clear. Is depression genetic or environmental? Are its root causes psychological, emotional, physiological or a combination of the three? And are there different answers for different types of depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the U.S. Many people affected by this condition can receive effective treatment in an outpatient setting. However, in certain situations, hospitalization or inpatient treatment provides a much greater benefit. Let’s look at some of the circumstances that make inpatient depression treatment more effective than […]

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, chances are you’ve tried the standard treatments —medication and talk therapy. There’s a lot of evidence these are effective. But what if they aren’t effective for you? Do you accept a life marred by depression?