Articles for Depression

Trazodone for Sleep: Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects

January 30, 2021

Chronic insomnia, a common sleep disorder, is estimated to affect approximately 33% of adults, according to the results of one study. In addition to causing frustrating feelings of exhaustion, insomnia can also have serious health consequences, as getting enough sleep is vital for optimal health.

Lexapro vs. Prozac: Comparison of Effectiveness

January 20, 2021

Mental health conditions like major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders are extremely common in the United States, affecting millions of people of all ages. Since the 1980s, a new class of antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) became available for the treatment of a number of different mental health conditions.

How To Help Someone with PTSD: Support Tips and More

January 10, 2021

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States, or an estimated 7.7 million adults. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that approximately one out of every 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and even more people will be affected by it.

How to Reduce Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely defined 2020 in a way that no one could have anticipated just one short year ago. For many people, especially those that are younger, the pandemic marks the first global health crisis that they have experienced during their lifetime.

Know the Signs: Seasonal Affective Disorder Quiz

December 5, 2020

If you find yourself feeling more down than usual during the winter months, you might be suffering from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder can seriously disrupt your life and prevent you from enjoying activities associated with wintertime, including the holidays.

What Causes Persistent Depressive Disorder?

December 4, 2020

Persistent depressive disorder can be a very frustrating form of depression for patients and their families. It is often milder, but much longer-lasting than other forms of depression. This can make it harder to diagnose in many cases. Here’s what you need to know about persistent depressive disorder.

Social Media and Depression: The Real Facts and Connection You Need to Know

December 3, 2020

In 2021, it’s hard to think of anyone you know that doesn’t use social media in some way. Whether it’s your parents’ prolific posts on Facebook or your teenager’s constant use of TikTok and Snapchat, social media is a huge part of the day for many people. In fact, approximately 77% of all Americans have a social media profile of some kind.

The PHQ-9: A Depression Assessment Tool

December 2, 2020

Major depressive disorder is one of the most prevalent mental health conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 7% of American adults each year. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of intense or persistent sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, thoughts of death, difficulty concentrating, and more.

Major Depression Inventory: Symptoms and Treatment

December 1, 2020

Although sadness is a normal part of life, most people find that their sadness comes and goes quickly, and is usually tied to a challenging life experience, such as losing your job or going through a divorce. However, sometimes feelings of sadness become more intense and last for an extended period of time.

How to Deal with Situational Depression

November 11, 2020

When a loved one dies, we lose a job, or a relationship ends, most of us experience a degree of sadness, stress, and anxiety around this change to our everyday life. However, some people experience much more severe symptoms associated with negative life events than others.