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{2997f8544d703ffd995cbf0748d9148f9150b33c2eb54c93a5197645ffc3f066} 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 »

University Mental Health Day: Student Depression Spotlight

Schizophrenia affects approximately 1.1{2997f8544d703ffd995cbf0748d9148f9150b33c2eb54c93a5197645ffc3f066} of the world’s population. In the United States roughly 3.5 million people are diagnosed with schizophrenia. It is a chronic mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves. Symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disorganized speech, inability to focus and make decisions, and difficulty feeling or expressing emotions. Often… Read More »

University Mental Health Day: Student Depression Spotlight

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that 85{2997f8544d703ffd995cbf0748d9148f9150b33c2eb54c93a5197645ffc3f066} of college students have reported feelings of depression in the past year. Additionally, more than 75{2997f8544d703ffd995cbf0748d9148f9150b33c2eb54c93a5197645ffc3f066} of all mental health conditions are experienced before the age of 24. Depression in young adults is becoming more common but even more misunderstood. University Mental Health Day is… Read More »