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In men, depression is different.

In men, depression is different. (Wall Street Journal) The symptoms—and how they respond to help—are unlike what women experience. Men often withdraw and get angry.   Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.Describing depression to non-sufferers.Things you should never do when angry.Signs of teen depression.Depression treatment heals way more than the mind.Hidden depression among…
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Depressed? Do what you love.

Depressed? Do what you love. (Scientific American) Therapies that focus on changing behaviors are just as effective as those that modify thoughts in managing the debilitating mood disorder.   Related Posts:How to deal with a depressed spouse.Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid.Privileged teens more self-centered–and depressed.8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected signs that…
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Work productivity key in assessing depression recovery.

Work productivity is key factor in assessing recovery of depressed patients. (ScienceDaily) …monitoring work productivity can provide unique insight into whether a patient will require additional treatments to achieve long-term remission, a new study finds. Related Posts:Self-monitoring apps: Recovery Record or Rise Up.Eating disorder recovery: Your post-treatment plan.Binge eating disorder and recovery.To my patients beginning…
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Describing depression to non-sufferers.

Describing depression to those who’ve never had it. (Blurt) We believe that those with lived experience of depression are the best qualified to educate about depression – how it feels, what helped, what didn’t.   Related Posts:16 damaging myths about depression.In men, depression is different.Signs of teen depression.Interpersonal therapy for depression.Depression treatment heals way more…
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Kristen Bell essay on depression is perfect.

Kristen Bell wrote an essay on depression and it’s perfect. (Huffington Post) “There is such an extreme stigma about mental health issues, and I can’t make heads or tails of why it exists.”   Related Posts:Kristen Bell‬ and ‪Dax Shepard’s‬‬ healthy marriage.Breaking stigma of mental health in student athletes.Mental health struggles of health professions students…
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The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.

The untreated epidemic of medical student depression. (Health Affairs) External stressors alone may not be the culprit. Physicians are more likely to be obsessive and perfectionists, which may make them more emotionally reactive to failure. Related Posts:Social epidemic that increases heart disease by 30%.Eating disorders secret epidemic facing gay men.Breaking stigma of mental health in…
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Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.

The struggle: Law students suffer from high rates of depression and binge drinking. (Above the Law) Depression coupled with severe anxiety can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and 22 percent of law student survey respondents reported that they were binge drinkers. Once law students graduate, these problems do not improve, but seem to only get…
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Danger of high-functioning depression in college.

The danger of high-functioning depression as told by a college student. (Upworthy). Depression can look different on everyone.   Related Posts:Law students suffer depression and binge drinking.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Might your college student have an eating disorder?Long hours and overwork increases depression.High-potency cannabis damages key brain structure.
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8 hidden signs you might be depressed.

8 hidden signs you might be depressed. (Reader’s Digest) Depression doesn’t always involve crying or feeling obviously unhappy. These subtler mental clues could also indicate you have depression.   Related Posts:How to deal with a depressed spouse.5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.Depressed? Do what you love.Signs of teen depression.Depression is not always what you…
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Sad how men view their own depression.

The saddest thing about how men view their own depression. (PsyBlog) Try reaching out with even the simplest question like ‘How are you doing?’   Related Posts:Telling someone you have an eating disorder.Reassuring someone experiencing fear, anxiety.Depression treatment heals way more than the mind.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Hidden depression among us.Ways heavy social media…
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16 damaging myths about depression.

16 damaging myths about depression you need to stop believing. (BuzzFeed) There’s no getting around it. Depression is hard. So hard. And sometimes, it can take so much out of you that it feels impossible to look forward. But it won’t always be that way. Related Posts:17 harmful myths about anxiety.Describing depression to non-sufferers.Loving someone…
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Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.

Depression could double stroke risk in people over 50. (Huffington Post) People who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests. Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.Long hours and overwork increases…
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Obesity, depression cause daytime sleepiness.

Obesity, depression have role in excessive daytime sleepiness. (Science Daily) Obesity and depression – not only lack of sleep – are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to researchers. Related Posts:Guidelines for childhood obesity prevention programs.No more diets… and other AAP recommendations.What is missing in teen health programs.Long hours and overwork increases depression.Seeing self as…
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5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.

5 unexpected signs that you’re depressed. (Oprah) You’re not sad or overwhelmed, but maybe stuff has nonetheless gotten to you. Here are overlooked signals that you might need a little support to get back to feeling better, happier and more yourself. Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected behaviors that sink a marriage.Depressed?…
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A long night of sleep may be bad for you.

Why a long night’s sleep may be bad for you. (BBC News) Many of us try, but often fail, to get eight hours’ sleep each night. This is widely assumed to be the ideal amount – but some experts now say it’s too much, and may actually be unhealthy. Related Posts:Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep.Long hours…
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Depression is not always what you think.

Depression isn’t always what you think: The subtle signs. (Forbes) Knowing that depression can play out in counterintuitive ways is important, since knowing that you’re depressed is the first step in seeking help for it. Related Posts:8 hidden signs you might be depressed.How to face your fears one step at a time.5 unexpected signs that you are depressed.Signs…
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Facebook causes envy, depression follows.

If Facebook use causes envy, depression could follow. (Science Daily) “…if Facebook is used to see how well an acquaintance is doing financially or how happy an old friend is in his relationship–things that cause envy among users–use of the site can lead to feelings of depression.” Related Posts:Facebook, wine, TV almost destroyed my life.Feeling…
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Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid.

Depressed or anxious? Check your thyroid. (PsychCentral) Since I hadn’t been sleeping well for months and was used to feeling fatigued, I assumed my exhaustion and concentration problems were merely symptoms of my chronic depression. Related Posts:Depressed? Do what you love.How to deal with a depressed spouse.8 hidden signs you might be depressed.5 unexpected signs…
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A simple hug as a natural anti-depressant.

The power of a simple hug as a natural anti-depressant. (Mindful) There is real biological power in the simple act of a hug. It can melt away the stress from a day. It can lend itself to repairing emotional wounds. Related Posts:Fights over power, relationship investment.Assessment: Is your power corrupting you?Simple things every person deserves…
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Working during depression offers health benefits.

Working during depression can offer health benefits to employees. (Science Daily) Attending work while suffering a depressive illness could help employees better manage their depression more than taking a sickness absence from work, a new study has found. Related Posts:Long work hours linked to alcohol abuse.Intangibles employees want from employers.Long hours and overwork increases depression.Health…
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Interpersonal therapy for depression.

Interpersonal therapy for depression. (WebMD) Related Posts:Interpersonal psychotherapy for depression?Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for recurrent depression.Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.Hidden depression among us.Behavioral activation effective as CBT for depression.Describing depression to non-sufferers.
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Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.

High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk. (Science Daily)  Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults, according to new research. Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age…
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Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.

Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes. (Medical News Today) People with diabetes have about double the risk of premature death as people of the same age without diabetes. Studies also have shown that they have about twice the odds of suffering from depression, which further increases their mortality risk. Related Posts:Stress a factor for developing…
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Kinder, gentler med school: Less depression.

Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more. (Science Daily) Medical school students learn more and are mentally healthier when pressure in medical school is reduced and they are taught stress management skills, a new study shows. Related Posts:When law school gives you an eating disorder.College students on pressure to seem happy.Universities contributing to…
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Long hours and overwork increases depression.

Combination of long hours and overwork increases depression risk. (Science Daily) Employees who work long hours with high job demands are more likely to develop depression, suggests a new study. Interventions targeting the combination of “long hours/overworked” might help to reduce the risk of depression in the workplace. Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people…
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Depression doubles stroke risk in middle-age women.

Depression nearly doubles stroke risk in middle-aged women. (Psych Central) Middle-aged women who suffer from depression face almost double the risk of having a stroke, according to a 12-year Australian study. Related Posts:Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.Stress, hostility, depression linked with stroke.Heavy drinking in middle-age increases stroke risk.Underweight associated with increased dementia…
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Method-of-loci helps with depression.

Method-of-loci strategy helps people with depression remember the good times. (Medical News Today) Related Posts:The 2 types of perfectionism.Depression linked to early death among seniors with diabetes.Depression: A change of mind.The untreated epidemic of medical student depression.Couples therapy: 5 signs you need it.Depression doubles stroke risk in people over 50.
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The financial costs of sadness.

The financial costs of sadness. (Psych Central) The research showed that sad subjects earned significantly less money than subjects in a neutral condition. The sad subjects showed what is known as “present bias,” where decision-makers want immediate gratification, so they ignore greater gains associated with waiting, the researchers explain. Related Posts:Marital financial failures that cause…
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Hidden depression among us.

Hidden depression among us. (Good Therapy) Depression may be expressed in ways others don’t expect, such as rage or despair, or it may be completely hidden from view.   Related Posts:In men, depression is different.8 hidden signs you might be depressed.Sad how men view their own depression.Interpersonal therapy for depression.Describing depression to non-sufferers.Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy…
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Depression at graduation (or any transition).

Now what? Depression at graduation (or any transition). (World of Psychology)   How to gracefully maneuver between point A and point B? Like you would with any other mourning process. Because you are, in essence, grieving a kind of life-style. Even though there is no funeral involved, it’s helpful to process the stages of grief.…
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