Life After Depression

The World Is Open To You

Remission from depression brings about a noticeable improvement in the emotional quality of life. Some people are able to experience pleasure from  previous passions, reconnect with loved ones, or simply see  the beauty in a flower. Healing from depression is a precious opportunity to be reborn into new ways of relating to the world.  …

Depressive Symptoms

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Depression and Taking Action

How Major Depressive Disorder Differs from a ‘Blue Mood’ Everyone experiences sadness sometimes.  Negative emotions are a normal part of living, but there is a difference between passing sadness and major depressive disorder (MDD). Situational depression is the term used for the ‘blue mood,’ which is what people feel in response to negative life circumstances.…

FDA Permits Marketing of TMS for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). “Transcranial magnetic stimulation has shown its potential to help patients suffering from depression and headaches,” said Carlos Peña, Ph.D., M.S., director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in…

Helping Someone with Suicidal Tendencies

Caring for Loved Ones With Suicidal Tendencies

Knowing how to help a loved one with suicidal tendencies can literally save a life. It is estimated that 800,000 people commit suicide every year according to the World Health Organization. Though, it can be difficult to understand what motivates people to take their own life, suicidal thoughts come from tremendous pain and suffering.  …