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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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

How to Obtain Mental Health Services With Little Money and Insurance

Here’s a list of resources for gaining access to mental health services if money and insurance are limited.

By Merely Me

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): How It Saved My Life But Destroyed My Memory

Is ECT barbaric or life-saving? One woman explains how electroconvulsive therapy saved her life but left her with substantial memory loss.

By Rachel Star Withers