Understanding Major Depression: Symptoms & Treatment Options

Major depression is a serious mental illness characterized by a continuous sense of despair, depressed mood, and persistent hopelessness. The patient takes no interest in life and finds very little to no pleasure in living. Some other symptoms of the disease include constant feelings of guilt and failure, a disturbed sleep schedule, and suicidal thoughts.      … Read More »

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 »

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

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 »