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10 FAQs About the Meaning and Course of Depression

For a condition as common as depression, it is remarkable how many misconceptions and myths still attach to the term itself. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Abstinence from Moderate Drinking Can Lead to Depression

A study shows that when mice stop drinking moderate levels of alcohol they can become depressed around two weeks later. Here's more information about the association between moderate drinking and depression.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

10 Ways Depression Changes You

Depression isn’t just an emotional state. It can alter your personality and behavior. Here are some ways it impacts your life.

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

Apathy, Anhedonia, and Depression - Sorting It All Out

How do apathy and anhedonia relate to depression? Here's some information about these neurological states.

By John McManamy

Depression and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Some of the world's most creative souls have died by suicide. Sloan Miller examines the relationship between depression and creativity — and shares where to go for help.

By Sloane Miller

Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

By Rachel Star Withers

On Processing Life's Difficult Emotions: Breaking Free From Anger, Grief, and Fear

Anger, grief, and fear are some of life's difficult emotions. The secret to freeing yourself from their hold? Recognizing them and taking ownership of them, says mental health advocate Mike Veny.

By Mike Veny

10 Signs It's Time to Get Help for Depression

What’s the difference between passing sadness and clinical depression? Here are 10 red flags or symptoms of major depressive disorder that signal when to get help.

By Therese Borchard

Tips for Working From Home With Depression

One of the most common symptoms of depression? Fatigue and lack of motivation. Couple this with a remote work position, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to get through it.

By Lara DeSanto

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