Dark mornings, darker evenings, and chilly gray days in between mean winter is here — and with the coldest season come the winter blues. There’s no clinical diagnosis for the “winter blues,” but experts at the National Institutes of Health say the so-called winter blues are fairly common and are usually marked by feeling more down than… Continue reading How to Beat the Winter Blues
Will Depression Last Forever? – Depression Center – Everyday Health
Treating depression can be frustrating, especially given the trial and error often involved with finding the right medication and the right therapist. Getting to a good place in your therapy may take months or even years, during which time you might ask yourself, “Will this feeling ever go away?” If it does go away —… Continue reading Will Depression Last Forever? – Depression Center – Everyday Health
Racial Disparities in Major Depressive Disorder
Depression , also known as major depressive disorder (MDD), is the leading cause of illness and disability worldwide, per the World Health Organization (WHO). And while depression can affect anyone, a growing body of research shows people of color in the United States are often hit hardest by this condition. Marginalized racial and ethnic communities, such as… Continue reading Racial Disparities in Major Depressive Disorder
Turmeric for Depression: Is It Worth Trying?
Turmeric is a popular spice used frequently in Asian cuisine. It comes from a plant in the ginger family that’s native to southeast Asia. The parts of the plant that are eaten are the rhizomes, or underground stems. Turmeric rhizomes are bright orange and can be grated and eaten fresh, but most commonly they are… Continue reading Turmeric for Depression: Is It Worth Trying?
Bouldering Therapy for Depression: Does It Work?
In 2021, 31-year-old India Kushner, who lives near Baltimore, started going to therapy. Kushner, who has experienced depressive episodes, sees a therapist who works primarily with cognitive behavioral therapy — a commonly used therapy technique geared toward changing unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns. “We've really been working a lot with this idea of sitting with… Continue reading Bouldering Therapy for Depression: Does It Work?
What Naomi Judd’s Death Can Teach Us About Depression and Suicide
The Grammy-winning country music star Naomi Judd, who was part of the mother-daughter duo The Judds, died by suicide at age 76, according to reports. Her daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, released a statement to the Associated Press on Saturday, April 30. “Today we sisters experienced a tragedy,” the statement read. “We lost our beautiful mother… Continue reading What Naomi Judd’s Death Can Teach Us About Depression and Suicide
Cheslie Kryst’s High-Functioning Depression: What a Psychiatrist Wants You Know About This Invisible Illness
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, 30, died by suicide on January 30, 2022. Kryst was the oldest contestant to ever win Miss USA at age 28 — just one of her many successes in life. Kryst was also an attorney in North Carolina who fought for legal reform and provided pro bono legal services to… Continue reading Cheslie Kryst’s High-Functioning Depression: What a Psychiatrist Wants You Know About This Invisible Illness
How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Holidays
For people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal depression, the December holidays don’t always feel like the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, approximately 64 percent of people with a mental health condition like SAD say that their symptoms worsen during this festive season, according to a small survey from the National… Continue reading How to Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder During the Holidays
How to Cope With Depression During the Holiday Season
Despite the bright lights and festive cheer that accompany the winter holidays, this time of year can bring about feelings of loneliness, isolation, grief, and sadness, both for people with clinical depression and even for some who aren’t depressed. This can happen for many reasons, says Akua Boateng, PhD, a Philadelphia-based licensed psychotherapist who specializes… Continue reading How to Cope With Depression During the Holiday Season
4 Ways Depression Is Connected to Heart Health
If you have depression, you probably know all too well how this condition hurts your heart emotionally, but did you know that depression can take a physical toll on your ticker, too — and vice versa? The relationship between depression and heart health is a two-way street. Depression increases your risk of heart issues by… Continue reading 4 Ways Depression Is Connected to Heart Health