Shame: The Other Emotion in Depression and Anxiety

  Psychologists claim that there are between 6 and 10 basic emotions that humans experience. The six emotions that have been identified as primary emotions include anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. It is not surprising that the main emotion in depression is sadness and in anxiety it is fear. Many individuals who are […]

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Depression and Menopause

  Depression has an effect on up to 25% of women during some point in their lives. This is a much higher percentage than men. It is a disease that can drain a person, limiting their daily activity. Research has shown that many women begin having signs of depression during their 20s or younger. It […]

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Did You Abandon Your New Year’s Resolutions Too Soon? Try This First.

  The beginning of the year marks a time when the vast majority of people make and then break their New Year’s resolutions. The abandonment of these resolutions often occurs around early to mid February. While many people can see this mass phenomenon as a natural failing of human motivation, some can take it harder […]

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Smoking and TMS

Smoking and TMS Smoking can be an addiction that haunts families for generations. Smokers often report that their parents smoked and that their parents before them did too. Now, new parents are seeing that their bad habits could be passed down to their children. Many parents want to set a good example for their children […]

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TMS vs ECT

  TMS and ECT are two cranial therapies used to treat a variety of mood disorders and mental illnesses (most popularly depression). So, is TMS the same as ECT? No. ECT, also known as electro shock therapy, is often seen as a “last resort” treatment. ECT causes generalized seizures in the brain whereas TMS is […]

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Suffering From Depression and Still Working

  Life doesn’t slow down for those facing depression. You still have to get out of bed even when you don’t want to. Depression doesn’t stop the bills from coming in. It seems like more and more is expected out of you at work these days. It’s not just competence that employers look for anymore. […]

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5 Early Signs of Teen Depression to Watch For

  If you’re reading this, then you might already be concerned about a teenager in your life. Though teenage years are often plagued with emotions, hormones, and major personality changes, it’s not uncommon to wonder if what you’re seeing is more serious than typical teenage struggles. Depression is common, but serious, and knowing how to […]

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The Top 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Depression

  When people explore their career options, one consideration that might come to mind is that some jobs could threaten your physical safety. Careers such as firefighting or the police force have that life-threatening aspect associated with the job. Different jobs come with different risks. People readily admit that some careers and industries are riskier […]

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Mental Illness and Addiction

  According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 43.6 million (18.1%) adult Americans have suffered from some form of mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, and over 20 million have a substance use disorder. Within these two figures, 7.9 million adult Americans have suffered from both a mental illness and a […]

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Finding Support Online

  Depression is fairly common and affects many individuals. In fact, more than 264 million people worldwide suffer from depression and more than 15 million adults in the United States. It is the leading cause of disability among individuals who are 15-44 years old. Most people can fully recover with treatment and support. Eating a […]

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