Where to Start if You Feel Depressed

Credit: iStock Have you suffered in silence for weeks, or possibly months, knowing that your mood isn’t improving, or is getting worse? If so, you’re sharing an experience with hundreds of thousands of others. For many people, accepting they need pro...
Jerry Kennard

Understanding Your Doctor When You're Depressed

Credit: iStock Your family doctor should have a very good grasp of both the symptoms and treatment options relating to depression. Ideally, his knowledge and your needs should mesh, so that any treatment he recommends comes after a discussion and und...
Jerry Kennard

Overcoming the Fear of Depression Recovery

Credit: Thinkstock When someone slips into depression, the physical and emotional changes they experience can become overwhelming. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be and one that most people are only too pleased to see the back of. Or are they? Th...
Jerry Kennard

Which Antidepressant Is Best?

Credit: Thinkstock If your doctor suggests that a course of antidepressants may be beneficial for you, it stands to reason you’ll want the best. For most people, this means medication that offers the quickest, most effective and least troubling side ...
Jerry Kennard

9 Powerfully Effective Tips for Fighting Winter Depression

Credit: Thinkstock “Winter depression” typically manifests, as the name implies, during winter months. The symptoms usually begin in late autumn and become more severe as winter sets in. Also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), winter depress...
Mike Veny

Self-Help for Depression: Benefits and Limitations

Credit: Thinkstock People consider self-help for depression for a variety of reasons. They may, for example, be embarrassed to admit they are experiencing problems. They are probably aware of free and readily available resources on the internet or in ...
Jerry Kennard

'Soft Bipolar' Explained

Credit: Thinkstock If we have the misfortune to break a bone, its diagnosis and treatment is usually straightforward. We have tools that allow us to see the fracture and we know exactly what is required to fix it. Psychiatric diagnoses are far more s...
Jerry Kennard

How to Use a Gratitude Journal for Depression

Credit: Thinkstock To cope with your depression and live the best life possible, you need to have as many tools at your disposal as you possibly can. The tools that you choose to keep in your toolbox should be easy to use and work fast. Writing in a ...
Mike Veny

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