Depression Category

  • Beating The Holiday Blues

    Author: Lori Enomoto Date: 12/7/2009 The holidays are here. It's the happiest time of the year, right? For some, the answer is a resounding "yes." For others, the holidays bring into sharp focus how desperately unhappy they feel. Depression isn't just about feeling sad. It's a clinical disorder that warrants medical attention and can affect physical health. Without help, it's like a car getting stuck in the mud, spinning its wheels to get out, and instead, only getting ...

    Posted at June 12, 2011 | By : | Categories : Depression,Learning Center | 0 Comment
  • Depression, Obesity, Alcohol Abuse Linked in Young Women

    Depression, obesity and alcohol abuse are often treated as discrete disorders. But a new study shows that, for women under the age of 30, those three conditions may be interrelated — meaning treating all three may be key to overcoming any of them. Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) found that almost half of the 776 adults they tracked during the study met the criteria for one of those conditions at each of the observed ages ...

    Posted at December 5, 2009 | By : | Categories : Articles,Depression | 0 Comment
  • Are You at Risk for Depression?

    At certain points in life, everyone faces tough times. So why isn’t everyone depressed? While we are all at risk for developing depression, certain people are more likely to suffer from this mental illness than others. Every person has different triggers for depression, but some “risk factors” include: Genetics A family history of depression or bipolar disorder may suggest a genetic predisposition to developing the disease, particularly if other risk factors are present. Early Childhood Experiences Early life experiences can ...

    Posted at November 29, 2009 | By : | Categories : Depression | 0 Comment
  • Managing Stress During The Holidays

    The holidays are supposed to be a time of family, togetherness and joy. Instead, many people end up feeling overwhelmed, stressed and fatigued. The sheer amount of parties, family gatherings and gift shopping that needs to be done leaves many people dreading the holiday season instead of looking forward to it. In addition to making you feel irritable and moody, too much stress can result in sleep problems, tension headaches, backaches and stomachaches. Stress during the ...

    Posted at November 15, 2009 | By : | Categories : Articles,Depression,Stress | 0 Comment