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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A Student Mental Health Bill of Rights: What's Needed?

What is required to support students in college with regard to mental health needs? A college mental health advocate starts with three places to start.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

Are Certain Personality Types Prone to Depression?

Explore three personality traits possibly more at risk for developing depression: the isolated introvert, the overachieving perfectionist, and the daydreaming creative type.

By Merely Me

Is Your Partner Depressed or Just Not That Into You?

Apathy is a symptom of depression. It also indicates a problem within a relationship. Learn how to distinguish symptoms of depression from relationships problems.

By Merely Me

How to Lose the Antidepressant Weight Gain

Some research suggests that as many as 25 percent of those who take antidepressants gain significant weight. The solution? Specific dietary guidelines to make the brain increase its production of serotonin.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

How and When to Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional and verbal abuse can have lasting effects that are just as serious as physical abuse. Learn how to recognize signs of emotional abuse and glean tips on how to leave an abusive relationship.

By Merely Me

Do You Have Morning Depression?

Morning depression is quite common, as is "diurnal mood variations," our fluctuations in mood throughout the day. Learn about the causes of morning depression and tips on how to improve your mood upon waking.

By Merely Me

Is My Loved One Depressed or Manipulative?

Manipulation or depression? They can be difficult to distinguish. While one is a biological disorder, the other is a ploy to get what someone wants. Learn how to tell them apart and how to confront manipulative behavior.

By Merely Me

Hypersensitivity and Depression: How Not to Take Things Personally

Many people with depression suffer from hypersensitivity. Here are 8 practical tips for not taking things so personally and how to free yourself from hypersensitivity.

By Merely Me

10 Famous Athletes That Struggle With Depression

One-third of athletes suffer from depression. Claire Gillespie spotlights 10 famous athletes who have struggled with depression and emerged to the other side.

By Claire Gillespie

Autism Spectrum Disorders Raise Depression Risk

Young adults with autism are more likely to have depression than those without autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a Swedish study.

By Diane Domina

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.