If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, you’ve more than likely tried antidepressant medications to try and relieve your symptoms. Finding the right treatment is a trial-and-error process that involves patience until you find the medication that works for you. Sometimes, people with depression don’t see results, even after trying two or more medications. In this case, your doctor may tell you that you have treatment-resistant depression (TRD).Read More
Antidepressant medication was introduced in the 1950s and, since then, has revolutionized depression treatment and physicians’ understanding of depression. However, today, roughly one-third of individuals who have been diagnosed with depression are recognized as having treatment-resistant depression — meaning they don’t respond to these medications.Read More
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 6.7% of all adults in the United States experienced a major depressive episode in 2016. Depression is now considered to be the most common mental illness in the country, which has led to significant advances in the pharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic treatments available for major depressive disorder.Read More
Depression is a serious condition that can have a marked effect on a person’s mood, personality, self-image, and relationships with others. If you’re struggling with depression, it’s important to remember that not every treatment available will be effective for all patients, and you may need to try a few different kinds before you find the right therapy (or combination of therapies) for you.
Antidepressant medication and talk therapy are both well-studied treatment options that are considered highly effective, so most people who have been treated for depression are familiar with them. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy is a newer advancement that’s less common, but has also been proven effective for the treatment of depression. Below, we’ll compare information about some of the most important advantages and disadvantages of each.
Depression doesn’t just put a strain on your emotions and mind, it can also strain your body and cause you pain. Some of the common physical symptoms include bodily or somatic pain, sleep loss, joint pain, and stomach pain.Read More
Sadness is a regular feature of life, but depression is more concerning and often best handled with clinical care.Read More
As the days get shorter and the air gets chillier, you may find yourself feeling low more often. While these feelings may be part of the normal ups and downs of life, they could also be indicative of a type of depression linked to changes in season, called seasonal affective disorder.Read More
While depression and anxiety can seem very similar, or even be present at the same time, there are some key differences between the two.Read More
Depression is as Old as Humans, But Evidence-Based Treatment is RecentRead More
Depression Doesn't Discriminate: Even "The Rock" Has Struggled. Many of the people we least suspect are in fact struggling.Read More
Being tired is normal when it is for short duration or after an exhausting event or long day of work. It is also normal to be tired after some stressor or difficulty. But chronic tiredness and low energy are more likely to be a result of an underlying medical condition.Read More
In the seasons of life, moods can go down and up, and down some more. But what makes sadness different from depression?Read More
If depression symptoms include both the ways that men and women tend to describe their depression experience, the differences in rates of depression between men and women are eliminatedRead More
Depression can impact nearly anyone, and even comedians too, as well as those of us who are less funny.Read More