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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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

6 Ways to Become a Mental Health Advocate

Becoming a voice for others can be a powerful healing strategy in recovery from depression or another mood disorder. Here are six ways to do just that.

By Mike Veny

5 Mental Health Books That Have Shaped My Recovery

Take it from Dr. Seuss, "The more you read, the more things you will know." That's especially true about mental health. Here are five books to start with.

By Mike Veny

How Skin and Mood Are Linked

Did you know skin health is connected to our mood? Learn about the fascinating link between your skin, the nervous system, and mood disorders.

By Sloane Miller

Depression and Relationships: 7 Things to Consider

Love is part of every relationship, but sometimes it's not enough to save a relationship, especially if one person suffers from depression. Here are seven things to consider if you're in a relationship with someone with depression.

By Merely Me

13 Quotes to Help You Find Humor In Your Depression

Depression isn't all serious business. Here are some quotes to add a little levity to your struggle.

By Merely Me

10 Tips for Staying Sane When Your Partner Is Depressed

Being in a relationship with someone who is depressed has its challenges. Here are 10 tips for securing your own well-being while trying to be a support system to your loved one.

By Deborah Gray

Suicide: What We Can Do Together to Save Lives

Suicide is a social problem that requires a community response. A woman whose life was saved by the intervention of others urges society to action.

By Therese Borchard