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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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

Social-Savvy Seniors: Older Adults Reduce Depression Risk With Social Media

Using social media like Facebook and Twitter can help seniors counteract the depression risk that comes with pain from chronic conditions or other ailments.

By Lara DeSanto

Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

By Merely Me

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

How to Plan for a Baby When You've Had Postpartum Depression Before

If you’ve had postpartum depression (PPD) in the past, future pregnancies can be daunting. Here’s how to prepare for the postpartum period.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

IBD: Dealing With Depression

Depression is treatable. Since those with IBD are at higher risk of depression, keeping watch for signs is important.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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

ADHD and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

The factors that put people with ADHD more at risk for SAD, and the different treatment options available.

By Eileen Bailey

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