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How To Help Someone With Anxiety: Advice On Signs, Treatment And Support

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. In fact, it's part of human nature and our built-in 'fight or flight' mentality.<p>But there's a stark …

Worry less, be happier - just by going to bed earlier

When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying. So say Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles …

Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head, It's Also in Your Genes

<i>Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head, It's Also in Your Genes Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D.</i><p>Ninety-seven healthy girls, ages 10 to 14, had saliva DNA samples taken. About half of them had moms with histories of depression, and about half had moms who did not. None of the girls had histories of …

From Stressed to Depressed: Teen Girls Suffer More

<i>Teen girls may be more vulnerable to stress; Parents can help mitigate the damage.</i><p><i>Photo by Corbis</i><p>Navigating the many pitfalls of adolescence is a …

Robin Williams's death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

News broke today that Robin Williams had passed away, due to apparent suicide following severe depression. As the vast majority of people will likely have already said, this was terribly heart-breaking news. Such an iconic, talented and beloved figure will have no shortage of tributes paid to him …

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Depression Doesn't Have to Be a Life (or Death) Sentence

To say the loss of Robin Williams to suicide is tragic is a gross understatement. Many of us grew up with <i>Mork & Mindy</i> on television and, over the …

Unhappiness & Depression: An In-Depth Look at the Possible Causes and Solutions

by Amie Moses <br>Learning Mind<p>Depression has always been a hot topic of discussion and with the recent death of actor/comedian, Robin Williams; it seems …

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD) you are probably searching for information to better understand what …

Stress can lead to insomnia, depression

(KTVI)- Are you depressed? If so, blame is on stress which causes insomnia. In addition, that insomnia can lead to depression.<p>Dr. Joseph Ojile of the …

Dealing with depression

UB students discuss ways to cope with stress and depression<p>Daniel Tobias, a second year physical therapy graduate student, said depression can impact …

Mental Health

Faces of Depression: Exposing the Silent Battle

<i>By Heather Seidel | gargoyle@flagler.edu</i><p>When the news of Robin Williams’ death became public, his depression and consequent suicide became …

The Many Different Types Of Depression

<i>By Kirstin Fawcett for U.S. News</i><p>To say Rachel Hargrave has experienced "depression" is a bit simplistic. Thirteen years ago, Hargrave -- now a 32-year-old mother and psychology student who lives in Sabina, Ohio -- gave birth to her daughter. A month later, she recalls, "I felt like I hit rock …

Understanding the causes of depression can help end stigma

Suicide claims more lives than cancer and heart disease among those aged 1-24; it is one of the top-10 leading causes of death in the U.S. With the …

Can you think your way out of the depression box?

Sugar doesn't just make you fat - it can also trigger depression, anxiety and stress

Sugar doesn’t just make you fat – it can also trigger depression, anxiety and stress<p><b>Eating a diet high in fructose makes depression and anxiety</b> …

Anxiety Can Lead to Depression, and Depression Repays the Favor

Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many people who have one will experience the other at some point. In fact, nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. When you miss work, sleep too much or feel sad most of the day nearly every day, …

Boredom and fatigue can signal depression

The holidays and the preparations for them are upon us. Our northern light subsides early providing fewer daylight hours, and many more dark …

Mental Health

Could Depression Be An Infectious Disease? Expert Says Yes

Depression remains to be one of the deadliest mental disorders in the United States. A huge number of suicides have been blamed on major depressive …

Depression is caused by parasites, bacteria or viruses, expert claims

Could depression be an INFECTIOUS DISEASE? Condition is caused by parasites, bacteria or virus and could be prevented with a jab, expert claims<p><b>Dr.</b> …

Being thankful can lower depression symptoms, make you happier

When you sit down today to carve your turkey and heap Grandma's mashed potatoes onto your plate, stop for just a second and really, truly think about …