Holiday depression

How to Handle Major Depression During the Holidays

Although the holiday season can be a joyous time of year for many people, loneliness, sadness,  and other severe depression symptoms may get worse during the holidays. For those who understand and can manage these symptoms, however, it is possible to maintain a level of enjoyment despite holiday stressors. To better understand the symptoms of…

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Understanding the Difference Between Atypical Depression and Major Depressive Disorder

Atypical depression and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and are among the most common types of depression. The significant similarities and differences between atypical depression and MDD make it crucial to understand their specific causes and symptoms in order to receive a proper diagnosis and create an effective treatment program. What Is Atypical Depression? Atypical depression…

The Short- and Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Bullying

The Short- and Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Bullying

October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign designed to educate people about the link between mental health and bullying. National Bullying Prevention Month activities and events encourage participants to work together to end bullying. They also teach people about the mental health effects of bullying, as well as provide tools and resources that empower…

Can Hormonal Fluctuations Lead to Severe Depression

Can Hormonal Fluctuations Lead to Severe Depression?

Hormones and severe depression are closely related. In fact, hormonal fluctuations may cause severe depression, along with a wide range of associated symptoms. Hormones refer to chemicals produced by the endocrine system, which helps the body regulate metabolism, sleep, and other functions. Hormones travel to tissues and organs via the bloodstream, and tell tissues and…

Guide to Depression Treatment Options

Your Guide to Depression Treatment Options

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a significant cause of disability worldwide. This devastating disease is very common. It affects 10% of individuals in the U.S. at any one time and one in six people during their lifetime. The good news is that depression is treatable. The majority of patients who receive treatment recover or experience…