Depression Essential Reads

Neglecting Mental Health in Cancer Treatment

Do your doctors check up on your mental health? This is why they should.

Do You Contribute to Your Own Depression?

By Gerry Heisler Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Relationship Boot Camp
How many of these seven depression-generating factors apply to you?

Six Reasons Why Individuals Choose Suicide

Have you been affected by a suicide this year?

New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on February 09, 2017 in Urban Survival
What mindfulness exercise helps with persistent worry and negative thoughts? Research suggest you try this technique to reduce how much you worry.

Telomere Length and Depression

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on February 05, 2017 in Inner Source
What can old shoelaces teach us about genetics and staving off depression?

Is Hope Good or Bad?

By Neel Burton M.D. on February 04, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Hope, said Aristotle, is the dream of a waking man.

Letting Go of Unattainable Goals Has Psychological Perks

By Christopher Bergland on February 03, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new game-changing study identifies an unexpected silver lining of depression: People with depression can let go of unattainable goals more quickly, which has psychological perks.

Good Posture May Ease Symptoms of Depression

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on January 30, 2017 in Minding the Body
People with depression often slouch, their droopy shoulders mirroring their down mood. Sitting up straighter may give a boost to their mood and energy level, a new study shows.

5 Myths About Refugees

If we really want to help refugees succeed, here are five myths we need to get beyond.

The Lysergic Acid ‘Solution’ for Depression?

Can microdosing acid (LSD) help a variety of serious mental and addictive disorders?

How to Avoid Depression Induced by Social Media

A review of the research finds certain social media behaviors lead to depression.

New Research Shows Depression Linked with Inflammation

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on January 08, 2017 in Urban Survival
New research supports growing evidence that depression is associated with increased inflammation. Find out 5 ways you can work to reduce inflammation in your body.

The Neurobiology of Music-Induced Pleasure

By Christopher Bergland on January 08, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural correlates associated with enjoying music. They also identified why some of us derive more pleasure from listening to music than others.

Are Psychopaths Happy?

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on January 07, 2017 in The Happiness Doctor
Psychopaths tend to get what they want and feel no remorse. However, they have superficial relationships characterized by lies and manipulation. So are they happy?

Do People Really Change?

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 06, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
Personality characteristics like emotional stability and extraversion are by definition hard to change. Which traits are more responsive to therapy than we might have thought?

C'mon, Do Postpartum Women Really Need Therapy?

Connecting with a therapist who knows what is going on with you right now provides clarification and essential reassurance

What's Gut Got to Do With It? Bacteria, Weight, & Health

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on January 03, 2017 in The Integrationist
Your collective 40 trillion gut bacteria account for much of what makes you you. Overweight, depressed, or having trouble thinking clearly? Here's what you can do about it.

Love Me, Love Me Not

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on January 03, 2017 in Life After 50
Are you constantly angry at your boyfriend because he doesn't call you or contact you after you've spent a romantic evening or weekend together?

Mental Meteorology & Mindfulness

Long past the time for problem solving or learning from experience, rumination and other patterns may amplify stress. Thinking can be the problem, not the solution sometimes.
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A Moment in Time

By Stephen Gray Wallace on January 01, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
Some might suggest that, today, we stand at a moment of decision – at least with regard to the futures of our children.

How Psychiatry Can Help Physicians Cope with Burnout

By Jean Kim M.D. on December 27, 2016 in Culture Shrink
Physician stress is built into the nature of the profession, but there are ways to cope.

Physician, Heal Thyself

By Haider Warraich M.D. on December 22, 2016 in On Modern Medicine
A million Americans lose their doctors to suicide. How can we mitigate this silent epidemic?

For Depressed Teens, Therapy Shows No Edge Over Routine Care

By Peter D Kramer on December 22, 2016 in In Practice
In a major new study, two standard psychotherapies—cognitive-behavioral and brief psychoanalytic—did no better than routine psychiatric care for adolescent depression.

Is There a Gene for Loneliness?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 14, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our genes can predispose us to being lonely--here's how.

Should Self-Loathers Be Entrepreneurial Toward Dating?

Can adopting an entrepreneurial spirit, such as relationship writer Neely Steinberg recommends, help the self-loathing to jump into the dating world? I think so, and here's why...

4 Tips for Warding Off Depression

Four simple ways to prevent depression in people in ages.
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6 Fundamental Signs of Depression

By Richard Taite on December 09, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
It is essential that all psychotherapists, particularly those in addiction treatment settings, understand and are able to recognize the symptoms of depression.

10 Things to Try When You’re Feeling Lonely

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 07, 2016 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Anyone can feel the pain of loneliness; here are 10 ways to ease the pain associated with it.

3 Things Most People Get Wrong About OCD

By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 06, 2016 in From Anxiety to Zen
The bizarre, random and irrational thoughts and behaviors are not that important when treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Here's what is.

Amish Asthma Rates Offer Clues to Preventing Mental Illness

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New evidence that healthy bodies promote healthy minds