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.

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Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness in College

Mental illness affects all people, from all backgrounds. It's time we fought fear with facts.

By Peter Chlebogiannis

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

Small Trauma: How to Recognize and Deal With It

Trauma doesn’t always involve violence, death, or something big. Sometimes a stressful event is enough to trigger a depressive episode. Understand small trauma and how to get help.

By Mike Veny

Social Media 'Addiction' and Depression in Young Adults

Negative and addictive behaviors on social media platforms are associated with an increased risk for major depressive disorder, according to a survey.

By Diane Domina

Age-Related Hearing Loss Linked to Depression

Older adults with hearing loss are at increased risk for depression and treating age-related hearing loss could reduce rates of depression in the elderly.

By Diane Domina

Who Do You Talk To About Depression and When?

How much information do you divulge about your depression? Patient advocate Mike Veny provides the who, what, why, and when of sharing.

By Mike Veny

Tips for Reaching Out to an Estranged Family Member During the Holidays

Is it possible to reconnect with an estranged family member? Patient advocate Mike Veny offers five tips to decide and instructions on how best to do it.

By Mike Veny

What are the Signs of DMDD in Children?

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder is often misdiagnosed as bipolar, ADHD, or another mood disorder. Find out what to look for and what to do if your child has DMDD.

By Julie A. Fast

Want to Keep Depression at Bay? Catch a Play or See Some Art

If you want to lower your risk of depression as you age, amp up your engagement in cultural activities like trips to theaters, museums, and art galleries.

By Diane Domina

Depression Can Raise A-Fib Risk

Research suggests people with depression have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation or a-fib, a heart rhythm disorder puts you at higher risk for stroke.

By Diane Domina