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How Are You Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

How Are You Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Some people thrive in winter. But many others do not due to a form of depression clinically know as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), often misrepresented as the “winter blues.” Seasonal affective disorder is a serious and unfortunately common mood disorder characterized by intense, short-term depression that peaks in the winter months, and subsides as the…

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How to Love Someone With Depression

Sad couple learning how to love someone with depression - Amend Treatment

Over 21 million adults in the United States had at least one episode of major depression in the past year. For millions of people, these episodes are a monthly, weekly, or sometimes even daily occurrence. In fact, many of us may know someone with depression, regardless of whether they are open about their struggles.   Yet…

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Overcoming New Year Depression and Sadness

Overcoming New Year depression and sadness

Are you feeling down and depressed after the new year? You’re not alone. Many people struggle with New Year depression and sadness. Typically a new year means new opportunities and new chances for success, right? Well, not always. The new year can be surprisingly depressive, especially if you have the habit of placing unrealistic expectations…

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Dealing with Post Holiday Blues and Depression

Dealing with post holiday blues and depression

Is it normal to feel depressed or experience post holiday blues? According to recent surveys, you wouldn’t be alone if you did. Holiday stress and holiday depression are increasingly common topics of discussion, and statistics show that up to 88 percent of people feel more stressed out than usual over the winter break. But some…

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Practicing Postpartum Depression Self-Care

Practicing postpartum depression self-care

Postpartum depression is a serious mental health crisis, affecting between 6 and 15 percent of new mothers and disproportionately affecting people with pre-existing mood or anxiety disorders (with about seven times as much risk). Postpartum depression can range from mild to debilitating, leaving new parents feeling anywhere from joyless and exhausted to self-deprecating and even suicidal. However,…

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What is Double Depression Disorder?

What is double depression disorder?

Double depression disorder is a diagnosis of two concurrent mental health issues: major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder. The term is exclusive to a diagnosis of these two conditions together; a diagnosis of two different depressive disorders or two unrelated mental health issues with mood symptoms is not always called double depression. Double depression is not…

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5 Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder this Fall

5 ways to combat seasonal affective disorder this fall

Do you happen to find yourself struggling to keep your spirits up during the holiday season? Do you have a much harder time getting out of bed in the winter? Are the long nights and short days making you feel more tired, less active, and generally far less able to enjoy the colder months? Have…

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The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Treatment for Depression

The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Treatment for Depression

Treatment methods for depression vary from one-on-one talk therapy to antidepressant medication and nerve stimulation. Most individualized treatment plans combine multiple treatment methods to help clients improve their symptoms and reclaim their lives. To that end, most mental health clinics and therapists don’t rely on any given treatment method and will expand their repertoire to…

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What Are the Types of Depression?

What are the types of depression

Depressive disorders, or mood disorders, are the second most common type of mental health diagnosis after anxiety disorders, affecting an estimated 8.4 percent of adults and 17 percent of adolescents. But what exactly defines depression? What are the types of depression? And how does it develop in people? For starters, depression has grown in prevalence over time,…

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Bipolar Disorder and Depression: What’s the Difference?

Bipolar disorder and depression: What's the difference?

Almost 10 percent of Americans struggle with mood disorders like bipolar disorder and depression. These are conditions that primarily affect a person’s mood, which is their general emotional state over a period of time. Wherein something like anger would be a specific emotion, a mood can be understood as a baseline of feeling over time.…

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