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Depression News, Polls and Quotes

As part of the main Information Centre, this section of the website is intended to provide the latest news about depression, anxiety and other related health concerns. Archives from previous months are available, and all polls from previous months remain active if you should wish to vote.

If you would like to help us to produce next month's news, polls and quotes, please click on the links by each applicable section and fill out the accompanying form.

 
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How honest are you with your therapist?
Mainly 38.5%
Completely 35.9%
Somewhat 15.4%
Not at all 10.3%

Total votes: 39


 
 
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Quotes and Philosophical Thoughts:

> "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris

> "Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass." - Chuck T. Falcon

> "Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings." - Elie Weisel

> "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde

> "Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it."  - George Bernard Shaw

> "Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

> "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising everytime we fall." - Confucius

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  Depression News From Medical News Today

Depression News From Medical News Today

Experiencing depression is more than simply feeling unhappy, fed up or sad for a few days. Everyone has moments of feeling down throughout the day, but depression is persistent for weeks or months and is a real illness with real symptoms. Symptoms of depression include lasting feelings of sadness, hopelessness, losing interest in the things you enjoy and anxiety. The severity of symptoms can vary, but the good news is that with the right treatment and support, people can often make a full recovery.


07/15/2019 03:00 PM
What to know about kratom for depression
Kratom is a plant that many people use for depression. It is unregulated and may carry some risks. Learn more about the potential use of kratom for depression here.
07/12/2019 12:00 AM
Are there any health benefits to a cold shower?
The potential health benefits of taking a cold shower include strengthening the immune system, feeling invigorated, and boosting mood. Learn more about the benefits of taking a cold shower here.
07/11/2019 10:00 PM
What to know about amitriptyline
Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant that can help with symptoms of depression and other disorders. This article provides an overview, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and warnings.
07/11/2019 03:00 PM
EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective here.
07/11/2019 12:00 PM
Are mental health diagnoses 'scientifically meaningless'?
After finding many inconsistencies and contradictions in the DSM-5 diagnostic handbook, a study questions the scientific value of psychiatric diagnoses.
07/11/2019 12:00 AM
What to do if you feel you cannot get out of bed
Many psychological issues can cause a person to feel as though they cannot get out of bed. Strategies to alleviate this include spending time outside, planning to see friends, and reducing stress. Learn more here.
07/10/2019 03:00 PM
What to do if you feel people hate you
Some people feel like others hate them, even when they do not. There are many potential causes of this feeling. Solutions include resolving the underlying conditions causing the symptoms and adopting coping strategies. Learn more here.
07/09/2019 11:00 AM
What happens in the brain when we are bored?
What happens in the brain when we get bored? And what is different in the case of people who are prone to boredom in a negative way? A new study finds out.
07/08/2019 04:00 PM
What are the differences between Prozac and Zoloft?
Prozac and Zoloft are two types of antidepressant. In this article, we compare the uses, dosages, and side effects of the two drugs. We also look at their interactions with other medicines and discuss whether people can take Prozac and Zoloft together.
07/05/2019 04:00 PM
Everything you need to know about Concerta
Concerta is a type of medication that doctors sometimes prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a slow-release medication, meaning that if a person takes one pill in the morning, it will release the drug into the body throughout the day. Learn more here.
07/04/2019 06:00 AM
Diabetes: Some antidepressants reduce death risk
After studying more than 50,000 people with diabetes and depression, scientists found that those who took antidepressants had a lower risk of death.
07/03/2019 04:00 PM
Is it safe to mix Zoloft and alcohol?
Doctors say that people should not drink alcohol when taking Zoloft. In this article, we look at the risks, research, and effects of mixing Zoloft and alcohol.
07/03/2019 02:00 AM
Escitalopram: What you need to know
Escitalopram is the generic name for the antidepressant Lexapro. It can help balance levels of serotonin in the brain, and doctors often prescribe it to treat depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Doctors monitor the use of this drug, due to its possible side effects. Learn more here.
07/02/2019 08:00 PM
What to know about Trintellix
Trintellix is an antidepressant that can help treat major depressive disorder. This article provides an overview of Trintellix, including its uses, how to take it, side effects, and drug interactions.
07/02/2019 05:00 PM
What to know about mirtazapine
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant that is available under the brand name Remeron. In this article, we provide an overview of mirtazapine, including its uses, side effects, warnings, and interactions.
07/02/2019 04:00 PM
What to know about sertraline
Sertraline, which goes by the brand name Zoloft, is a common antidepressant. This article provides an overview of sertraline, including its uses, dosages, side effects, and interactions.
07/01/2019 06:00 PM
Lexapro withdrawal: Everything you need to know
Lexapro is a type of antidepressant that helps provide the body with more serotonin. Stopping taking Lexapro or drastically reducing the dosage can cause withdrawal symptoms. Learn more here.
06/27/2019 02:00 PM
What is survivor's guilt?
When a person survives a traumatic event that other people did not, they may experience feelings of guilt. Survivor's guilt is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Tips for coping with survivor's guilt include connecting with others and practicing mindfulness. Learn more here.
06/26/2019 02:00 PM
What causes irritability?
Many factors can cause irritability, including life stress, depression, a lack of sleep, and premenstrual syndrome. In this article, we look at the possible causes of irritability and tips for managing it.
06/25/2019 03:00 AM
These common drugs may increase dementia risk
Drugs that doctors often use in the treatment of overactive bladder, gastrointestinal conditions, and depression may increase dementia risk by almost half.
06/20/2019 01:00 PM
How to support a partner with depression
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition that can often take its toll on relationships. However, supporting a partner with depression, both emotionally and practically, can help them go through the recovery process. Learn more here.
06/19/2019 08:00 PM
Recognizing the hidden signs of depression
People with depression can experience a variety of symptoms, some of which may be harder to recognize than others. Hidden symptoms of depression can range from fatigue and changes in sleeping patterns to anger and losing interest in pleasurable activities. Learn more here.
06/18/2019 02:00 AM
What to know about overdosing on antidepressants
Antidepressants can help treat a wide range of mental health conditions. It is possible to take too many, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and tremor. Learn more about overdosing on antidepressants here.
06/11/2019 10:00 PM
What to know about secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS)
Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. This article provides an overview of the condition, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
06/10/2019 10:00 AM
Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments
Night owls often face various health risks due to the misalignment between their body clocks and regular work schedules. A few easy adjustments could help.

 

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