Emma Sutton

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When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.<p>You know the saying "slow …

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Depression linked to faster cognitive decline in old age

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among older adults with dementia, those who are also depressed tend to have more rapid cognitive decline, according to a new study.<p>“Many studies have found that older people with some depression are more likely to develop cognitive decline or dementia,” Robert S. Wilson …

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness …

Robin Williams' Death Reveals How Hard It Can Be To Climb Out Of Depression

The suicide death of beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams shocked many of his fans. But those who knew him were aware of his ongoing struggle with depression.<p>According to his publicist, Williams, 63, was completing a 12-step program for drug abuse and had been battling severe …

When mental illness affects your family

When we lose a beloved superstar like Robin Williams to an apparent suicide and learn he had been battling severe depression before his death, it's natural to think about our own loved ones.<p>We might look around at our adult family members and friends who are suffering and try to get them the help …

10 Signs You May Be Combating Depression

A list that could save a life.<p>Cory Monteith. L'Wren Scott. Peaches Geldof. Phillip Seymour Hoffman. And now, Robin Williams. Hollywood has seen too much self-inflicted death over the past twelve months. And the chilling numbers extend beyond the entertainment industry. Suicide, especially, is …

The Science of Depression Explained in a Simple Video

Depression is something that affects all of us at some point and understanding what's going on in the body is useful to explain depression as a …

How One Man Helps Others Suffering From Mental Illness

One man's struggles with bipolar disorder inspired him to help others suffering from mental illness -- by finding a way to connect with them directly.<p>Gary Hudspeth, a volunteer at the National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss his role and the …

Therapy and Antidepressants Work Better Together Than Just Pills Alone

Depression is a tricky, often very individual disease, which can have both physical and psychological symptoms. New research out on Wednesday shows …

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.<p>We live in a world that is …

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Could This Treatment Approach Better Help Teens With Depression?

By: Laura Geggel, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/26/2014 04:16 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>For teenagers with depression, finding and sticking with an effective treatment strategy can be an uphill battle. Their families often struggle to find a professional who can treat depression in adolescents, is accepting …

9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand

There's been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression -- particularly in light of recent events -- as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it can be just as hard to articulate its effects …

A Blood Test For Depression Shows The Illness Is Not A Matter Of Will

Screening for depression might soon be as easy as a blood test.<p>A new test that identifies particular molecules in the blood could help doctors diagnose patients with clinical depression, according to a new study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The blood test can also predict …

9 Natural Treatments You Didn't Know Actually Work on Depression

Depression is a tricky disease to treat, in part because it manifests so differently in those it afflicts. But promising new research shows there may …

Suicide: Read This First

If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your …

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Link Found Between Sleep Duration and Depression

Two new studies published in the journal <i>Sleep</i> have found a link between sleep duration and depression.<p>“Healthy sleep is a necessity for physical, …

For Depression, Prescribing Exercise Before Medication

Aerobic activity has shown to be an effective treatment for many forms of depression. So why are so many people still on antidepressants?<p>Joel Ginsberg was a sophomore at a college in Dallas when the social anxiety he had felt throughout his life morphed into an all-consuming hopelessness. He …

Why Antidepressants Won't Solve the Depression Epidemic

We can no longer afford to allow antidepressants to be our sole response to the raging depression epidemic. We must pursue a broader range of solutions.<p>Some 35 million American adults struggle with depression. The World Health Organization projects that by 2030, the amount of disability and life …

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