Depression

Symptoms of depression

Depression is a common mental illness. But what are the characteristics of depression?…

Being a relative of someone who is depressed is difficult. Many people have worn themselves out in worrying grief and frustration over the illness of the person they love. Here you read a post from Kristian Hall about how to help someone with depression.

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You live your life inside your own head, and there your rules apply.

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Depression comes in many degrees and many forms, but there is a lot one can do to prevent it from completely taking over. Here are five tricks you can use to tackle depression.

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Hopelessness is an impoverished feeling that can occur with mental illness, and which carries the risk of suicide. It can often be a matter of a depression that gives a feeling of life is hopeless. It is important to take the feeling of hopelessness seriously, and seek help - early!

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People suffering from major depression may benefit even more from self-help and internet-based interventions than people with mild depression, a meta-analysis recently published in the British Medical Journal suggests. 

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The prevailing view is that more women than men are depressed, but a new study suggests that there is something wrong with the diagnostic criteria. This writes forskning.no.

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A new study casts doubt on the long-established notion that serotonin deficiency - a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain - plays a key role in depression. Researchers report that mice that lacked the ability to make serotonin in the brain (and thus should have been "depressed" according to established beliefs) did not show depression-like symptoms.

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The Truth About Depression is the title of a documentary about depression. Despite the fact that 1 in 4 will experience a depression during their lifetime, there is still a stigma associated with having a mental illness. This film deals with the stigmas that still hang from being afflicted with depression.

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Depression

Symptoms of depression

Depression is a common mental illness. But what are the characteristics of depression?…