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Why does depression make you feel tired?

Why does depression make you feel tired?

Depression can cause debilitating fatigue and make the simplest activities, such as getting out of bed, too difficult to manage. According to a 2018 report, fatigue affects over 90 percent of people with major depressive disorder. In this article, learn about the link between depression and fatigue, as well as how to cope. What causes […]

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Depression in Children

Depression in Children

REFERENCES: American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association, 2013. American Psychiatric Association. Treatment of patients with major depressive disorder, third edition. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines; November 2010. American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood […]

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How does ketamine relieve depression so quickly?

How does ketamine relieve depression so quickly?

Recently, ketamine has been shown to quickly and effectively reduce the symptoms of depression. And now, scientists are asking how it works so fast. New research investigates how ketamine works so swiftly. Ketamine has a very complicated public image. Some consider it a “party drug,” while others refer to it as a “horse tranquilizer.” Increasingly, […]

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Study reveals new cause of depression

Study reveals new cause of depression

Researchers believe that uncovering the role of a protein that is present in our bodies may revolutionize depression treatments. A new level of complexity to depression is revealed in a new study. According to the ​World Health Organization​ (WHO), depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide. In the most severe cases, it can lead […]

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Catatonic depression: What to know

Catatonic depression: What to know

Depression or major depressive disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience a very low mood. Sometimes, depression can be accompanied by catatonia, which is when a person does not respond to the world around them. The word catatonia comes from two Greek terms, kata, which means down, and tonas, which means […]

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Teen Depression

Teen Depression

REFERENCES: Airov, Terri. “FDA approves use of lurasidone for adolescents with schizophrenia.” Psych Congress Network. Jan. 30, 2017. <https://www.psychcongress.com/article/fda-approves-use-lurasidone-adolescents-schizophrenia>. American Psychiatric Association. Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder, third edition. American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines; November 2010. Bhatia, S.K., and S.C. Bhatia. “Childhood and adolescent depression.” American Family Physician 75.1 Jan. 2007: 73-80. Bolton, […]

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Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

Do sleep-wake preferences influence our risk of depression? A new study confirms that they do, and “morning people” are on the winning side. Are you up bright and early each day? You’ll be glad to learn that this may help to protect your mental health. People’s chronotypes — that is, their sleep and waking preferences […]

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Why do I wake up depressed?

Why do I wake up depressed?

There are many types of depression. Some, called diurnal variations, involve symptoms getting worse at certain times of the day. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of helplessness, sadness, and hopelessness, and these may be worse in the morning. The common term for this diurnal variation is morning depression. Diurnal means that symptoms seem to […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) &#8211; Light Up The Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – Light Up The Blues

Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.Medical Editor: Barbara K. Hecht, Ph.D. Daily therapy with a light box is a valid treatment that can provide relief for sufferers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The relief obtained by exposure to light is comparable to that achieved with antidepressant medications, according to a review of multiple studies. Seasonal affective […]