Overcoming Depression: Feeling Good Again with Mindfulness
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How Mindfulness can overcome depression, teach us how to ignore unwanted thoughts and help us choose what is healthy for ourselves.

SSRI/Tramadol Withdrawal: Coping with the Brain Zaps
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Get the basic facts about this distressing symptom of SSRI/SNRI and tramadol withdrawal. What they feel like, what makes them worse and what (might) make them better.

Depression Self-Help: Scheduling Your Recovery
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If you’re struggling with depression and lacking the energy or motivation to get out of the house as much as you should try this easy diary activity to schedule in a few more worthwhile activities ...

Get Active! Lifestyle Changes Against Depression
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Getting out and doing something - anything - may be the last thing you feel like doing, but staying at home and in bed only reinforces negativity and leaves you with little to focus on other than the ...

SSRIs - FAQs
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Answers to common questions about a frequently prescribed class of antidepressant medication.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

For as many as 15% of people in some parts of the country, as autumn days shorten into winter nights, life gets harder. SAD is a seasonally induced depression that begins as the days shorten and ...

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If you’re struggling with depression and lacking the energy or motivation to get out of the house as much as you should try this easy diary activity to schedule in a few more worthwhile activities each week.

Depression Lifestyle Changes - Why Getting Active Reduces Feelings of Depression © Jesse.milan

Getting out and doing something - anything - may be the last thing you feel like doing, but staying at home and in bed only reinforces negativity and leaves you with little to focus on other than the ruminative thoughts of depression. Learn why getting up and doing pretty much anything can reverse this negative spiral of depression and help get you feeling better, faster.

Answers to common questions about a frequently prescribed class of antidepressant medication.

For as many as 15% of people in some parts of the country, as autumn days shorten into winter nights, life gets harder. SAD is a seasonally induced depression that begins as the days shorten and doesn't lift until the first sunny days of spring. It's a common but very treatable disorder.

Although lifestyle changes should not replace professional treatment (medication and psychotherapy) combining treatment with a few easy changes to your daily routine can accelerate the healing process.

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Overview
  • Depression Affects Millions: Roughly 20 million Americans will experience depression this year. Many of these people will not get appropriate treatment and many will experience some stigma from their condition.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: In some places, winter light conditions induce a seasonal syndrome of depressive symptoms that affect as much as 15% of the population! Treatment can be as simple as the use of an ultra bright light in the home or workplace
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Although medications are important in the treatment of depression, psychotherapy can sometimes work just as well – without inducing the side effects of strong medications.
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