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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

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

Are You Depressed? Check Your Facebook Feed

As it turns out, we're not so good at hiding our realities on social media. Researchers developed a new algorithm that can accurately predict future depression based on the types of words we use on Facebook.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

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

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

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