Old age brings a significant reduction in mental and physical abilities. This translates into an inability to fight disease and handle difficult situations. This sudden reduction in capabilities causes depression due to low self-esteem. Strength of character and previous achievements are no guarantee against depression as it can occur even without any visible precipitating factor. [...]
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Various theories agree that emotions can cause noticeable physical changes in the body. These physical changes can be perceived as body sensations. For example, fear causes an increase in heartbeat, and happiness induces an expansive feeling in the chest and a feeling of lightness. Your attitude and cognitive abilities towards life events largely determines your [...]
Despite the fact that conventional treatments are effective, their use involves a fair amount of caution. This is mainly due to the side effects that accompany them. In cases where there is a pressing need for treatment, these side effects are often sidelined. The result is managing these side effects after they start appearing one [...]
Depression has been called the common cold of mental health especially since the release of the medication Prozac in the 1990s. At that time depression was finally recognized as a real disorder and not something that was all in someone’s head. Have you been blue? Felt down for a day or two about a particular [...]
Millions of people who are suffering from depression are currently taking antidepressant medication in an attempt to battle the condition. Oftentimes, doctors are quick to prescribe the medication — in fact, many times, it’s the first thing they do after diagnosing a patient. One of the keys to understanding and treating depression is understanding what [...]
If you have experienced depression, you know how much it can affect your life. Overwhelming feelings of sadness can make your life much more difficult, making each day a challenge. What many people don’t realize is that the effects of depression are not simply internal. Just like with any other illness, depression can affect your [...]
For the vast majority of us, it is getting harder and harder to find warmth, light and love. Yet, it is there. Some of us, with the right tools, are able to find a place within ourselves to keep us safe and positive and build a resistant wall against the knocks of stress and modern day living. But even this safe-haven can be short-lived. So what happens when this place is not reached and protected? What causes some people to experience and suffer from severe depression that can greatly affect their ability to function on a daily basis?
Do you ever find yourself feeling depressed? If so, you may be looking for relief. Depression is a medical condition that can be mentally and emotionally draining. Those who have depression with dangerous and deadly thoughts, such as suicide, are urged to speak with a medical professional immediately. However, if you only find yourself feeling [...]
Any illness brings in its wake worries about the cost of treatment. Long treatments obviously mean higher costs. Clinical depression is one major disorder that requires extended treatment that is likely to last for a long time. Some related disorders like bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder require even longer treatment regimes. Treating depression is a [...]
St. Johns Wort (Hypericum Perforatum) is also known as Klamath Weed or Tipton’s Weed. There have been at least 370 different species of this wonder plant, in the plant genus, Hypericum discovered to date. St. Johns wort thrives in subtropical areas of the world. These include Asia Minor, North America, India, Russia, China and Europe. [...]
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