How Pets Help Manage Major Depression

When you’re suffering from major depression, many find comfort with their pet – their best friend and biggest supporter. For tens of thousands of years, pets have been mankind’s best friend. Many even consider them part of their family. Whether it’s their unconditional love or their sixth sense when it comes to compassion and understanding,… Read More »


The Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Depression

When you have Parkinson’s disease, it’s not unusual to become depressed. In fact, fifty percent of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease experience clinical depression. Like the physical symptoms of involuntary tremors, both physical and mental symptoms are caused by changes in the brain chemistry. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, and over the past decade,… Read More »


Numbing the Pain of Depression with Alcohol

If your idea of a fun weekend includes the consumption of alcoholic drinks amongst friends and family, you’re not alone. Millions of people indulge every weekend. For healthy men, 4+ drinks per day (or 14 per week) is considered “heavy” drinking. For women, 3+ drinks per day (or 7 per week) is considered “heavy” drinking.… Read More »




April Showers Bring On Spring Depression

You may have heard of ‘winter blues’ and ‘seasonal affective disorder’ (SAD), but for some, spring’s warmer temperatures and brighter days aren’t enough to lift depression. Come the first weeks of spring, many people are suddenly, surprisingly, knocked to their knees with anxiety and depression. In fact, a study published by JAMA Psychiatry found that… Read More »

Spring Depression

5 Daily Actions that Drive Positive Emotions

It’s National Act Happy Week, but for many people who suffer from depression, acting happy is easier said than done. Research shows the difference between people who are flourishing and those who aren’t lies in the magnitude of positive emotions they are able to self-generate from everyday pleasant activities. Our day-to-day positive emotions improves our… Read More »


Take Back Your Golden Years from Elderly Depression

  The National Institute of Mental Health considers elderly depression to be a major public health problem.  Clinical depression in the elderly is common, affecting nearly 6 million Americans ages 65 and older. But only 10% receive treatment for depression. This is most likely because depression impacts older people differently than younger people. And oftentimes… Read More »


Depression and Endometriosis: How Your Mental Health Affects Your Condition

Every march, millions of women stand together to bring awareness to endometriosis, one of the most common benign medical conditions that affect one out of every 8-10 women, or approximately 200 million women worldwide. Though a very well-known cause of infertility, endometriosis often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Sixty percent of women with endometriosis have no… Read More »