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Depression: You Don’t Have to Do It Alone


September, 2000: Mike was two years along in the battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at that point and having lost his ability to swallow food, he’d had a feeding tube surgically placed so that he could receive nutrition. Once he was home from the hospital, he was being fed by an infusion pump, equipped […]

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How exercise can help treat depression and anxiety


ANYONE CAN EXPERIENCE a bout of the blues from time to time, but clinical depression can be long-lasting and debilitating. Symptoms include a change in appetite, loss of energy, and feelings of helplessness; and those who suffer from depression often experience significant anxiety as well. But one route to recovery may start with some running shoes: Consistent exercise can join […]

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Treating Depression


Depression treatments and how people respond to them vary considerably, which is why it’s so important to seek professional help to get the right treatment. Depression is a complex disease with a variety of causes, symptoms and degrees of severity. As such, it cannot be treated with a one-size-fits-all approach; different types of depression and […]

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Seasonal Depression – How To Deal With It


A lot of similar questions are not uncommon for specialists in psychology. But people not always turn for help. Despite the growing popularity of psychotherapy, the vast majority of the population prefers to solve personal problems by themselves, and unfortunately, more often in totally unacceptable ways. For example, few people understand what to do during […]

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Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder


Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. Usually it comes to mind with the onset of depression in winter. But more applications have been coming to the forefront. Recently, a post on Psych Central had information about sleep and cognition improving with light therapy after brain injury. Now a researcher at Western Psychiatric Institute and […]

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