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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College Depression: 6 Things You Should Know

A growing number of college students are diagnosed with depression. Learn what triggers depression during these years and what you can do about it.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

Going to the Doctor for Anxiety: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Just like a job interview, it is helpful to prepare for your first visit with a doctor for anxiety. Here are some tips on questions to ask and what to expect from your visit.

By Eileen Bailey

Antidepressants That Cause the Least Weight Gain

Weight gain is unfairly a side effect of most antidepressants. But some seem to pack on the pounds much more than others. Learn about which drugs cause the least weight gain and other valuable information.

By Merely Me

7 Ways to Beat Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community

The combined stigmas of being depressed and black can make getting the right care extremely challenging. Mike Veny offers seven ways to combat the stigma.

By Mike Veny

Rely on Tips? You May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

People who work in the service industry and depend on tips to supplement their base pay are at increased risk for depression, high stress levels, and sleep problems.

By Diane Domina

Depression and Anxiety: Feel Like You're Falling Apart?

Read tips on how to keep it together when your world feels like it's crumbling. From self-care to better boundaries, you can build resiliency.

By Therese Borchard

Race and Depression: How I Became the Strong, Black Man I Am Today

Get inspired by this story about a brave man who persevered through the double discriminations and stigma of race and mental illness to become even stronger.

By Mike Veny

Are You at Risk for Burnout? Recharge This Summer

Unplug. Take breaks. Stay in the moment. These and other tips by Isaiah Pickens, Ph.D. will help you to recharge your mental health and productivity this summer.

By Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Hate Your Work? Finds Tips for Engaging at Work and Finding Fulfillment

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work and yet two-thirds are disengaged. Find out how to find more fulfillment at work, which leads to better mental health.

By Mike Veny

Why Are So Many LGBTQ Youths Depressed?

LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience depression. Here’s why we need to address depression among LGBTQ youths.

By Mike Veny

Meet the Experts

Therese Borchard

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior 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

Senior Editor

Therese Borchard is Senior 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.