The causes of depression are not fully known. Most likely a combination of genetic, biologic, and environmental factors play a role.
Because depression often runs in families, it appears that a genetic component is involved. Studies have found that close relatives of patients with depression are two to six times more likely to develop the condition than individuals without a family history.
The basic biologic causes of depression are strongly linked to...Read more
Back in January, I posted an article titled Letting Go: Embracing the New You where I talked about the sadness one often feels when... Read more »
It is spring here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Weather-wise, we have been switching daily between unseasonably warm and... Read more »
Altered neurotransmitter (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine) levels are responsible for clinical depression symptoms in many people. Diets low... Read more »
Depression is a treatable and manageable condition. Individuals suffering from depression should: Become educated about the disease Continue... Read more »
The classic symptoms of depression include sadness during most of the day, altered appetite or body weight, change in sleep patterns, agitation, lack... Read more »