Depression

Expert advice and research trends on depression, including symptoms and diagnosis, getting the right care, and strategies for loved ones on how to help. Patient experts inspire with their testimonials of managing depression.

What Do You Do If a Loved One Is Depressed?

What do you say? What don’t you say? Reaching out to a loved one with depression takes thought and deliberation. Here is a helpful guide.

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'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

By Diane Domina

What Is the Difference Between Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression?

Not all depression is the same, and the type of depression you have determines the treatment that works.

By Julie A. Fast

How Getting Over the Fear of Public Speaking Helped Me Get Over Other Fears

Patient advocate Mike Veny discusses tips to turn fear and anxiety into courage by sharing stories about how he has overcome his fears.

By Mike Veny

How to Manage Time With Depression

Depression is like a bad boss that can interfere with getting things done. Patient advocate Mike Veny shares practical tips to stay motivated and productive when depressed.

By Mike Veny

Newlyweds Justin and Hailey Bieber Are Lonely and Depressed — And That’s Totally Normal

While Justin has said nothing about the trigger of his depression, experts say it’s not at all uncommon for newlyweds like the Biebers to experience depression or loneliness.

By Lara DeSanto

How to Get Emotional Support as a Man

Mental health advocate Mike Veny offers strategies to break through the stoic wall of male emotions and get the support you need.

By Mike Veny

10 Lessons of Depression

Depression can be the teacher of invaluable lessons. Here are some from depression patient advocate Therese Borchard.

By Therese Borchard

What Is Epigenetics?

Epigenetics theory offers hope that we can end genetic illness.

By Julie A. Fast

We Need to Talk About Suicide Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

With potential disfigurement and other difficult treatment side effects, survivors of these cancers need support, says one cancer researcher.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

By Diane Domina

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.

Mike Veny

Patient Expert

Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Health Professional

Dr. Isaiah uses the science of psychology to help you become a better version of your most authentic self by making mental wellness education fun.

Therese Borchard

Contributing Editor

Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at Health Central, where she covers Mental Health & Wellness among other topics. She has written for a variety of websites, is the author of several books, and is a passionate mental health advocate.