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9 Natural Treatments You Didn't Know Actually Work on Depression

...  study on a kind of therapy called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which uses magnetic pulses to alleviate depression, showed that after a year of treatment, 68% of adult patients had improved depression symptoms and 45% had complete … Read more on TIME 12 Nondrug Remedies for Depression Depression affects nearly 16 million Americans annually, and a large portion of those people take antidepressant drugs. While antidepressants have been shown to help those with moderate to severe depression, they are usually less effective for those … Read more on Health.com Tags: depression symptoms, severe depression, natural treatments, transcranial magnetic stimulation, antidepressant drugs ...

Suffering in Silence: Stigma Over Mental Health Issues Keeps Some From Seeking

Suffering in silence: Stigma over mental health issues keeps some from seeking … … coverage for the treatment of mental disorders. "It's not possible to divide physical from mental illness," said Melinda Adams, a licensed clinical social worker in Shasta County. "ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder ? a lot of these illnesses … Read more on Redding Record Searchlight Could a new wave of talking therapies replace CBT? 'CBT therapy is helpful for anxiety but once you move into problems such as more severe depressions and bipolar, patients struggle,' says Paul Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at the University of Derby and author of Mindful Compassion (Robinson £12.99 … Read more on Telegraph.co.uk Read more... ...

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): Facts and Side Effects

...  Therapy (ECT): Facts and Side Effects Depression affects approximately 350 million people worldwide, making it the leading global cause of disability.1 Only 60-70% of persons with major depressive disorder who take antidepressant medications will respond to medication therapy. The … Read more on Medical News Today ECT, EEG machines lying unused for about ECT is typically used to treat severe depression and is occasionally used for other mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. During ECT, an electric current is briefly applied through the scalp to the brain while the patient is asleep under general … Read more on Daily Excelsior Tags: electroconvulsive therapy, severe depression, mental illness ...

8 Things to Consider When Your Depression's Not Getting Better

...  Things to Consider When Your Depression's Not Getting Better … and are depressed, please have a FULL panel of your thyroid done. Your T3 and T4 levels are needed to detect slight problems that can wreak havoc with your mood and energy level. Now that I am taking natural medicine for that, I have much more … Read more on Everyday Health Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression Four out of five people suffering from severe depression for less than two years experienced full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant medication, researchers found. On the other hand, the combination didn't work much better … Read more on HealthDay Tags: severe depression, talk therapy, natural medicine, cognitive therapy ...

Robin Williams Dies After Battling ‘Severe Depression’

...  Williams Dies After Battling ‘Severe Depression’ – Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, who died Monday in California, was also known for his work with the United Service Organization, a nonprofit that works to lift the spirits…   by notphilatall The True Costs of Psoriasis: More Than Skin Deep The summary states, “People with psoriasis experience higher rates of depression and anxiety, and people with severe psoriasis die, on average, four years younger than people without the disease. ...

CBT Treatment for Depression

...  May Help Depression More Than Electric Shock Therapy … Doctors currently use electric shock therapy (ECT) on patients suffering from depression, which is currently considered one of the safest and most effective treatments for clinical depression when medication does not work, according to WebMD. To use … Read more on Headlines & Global News How Electroconvulsive Therapy Works for Depression Still, after seven decades of use, ECT remains the most effective treatment known for severe depression — and a new study offers intriguing hints as to why. Researchers in Scotland used fMRI to scan the brains of nine people with profound depression … Read more on TIME Read ...

Our Family's Criminal Past

by Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Our family's criminal past It was a serious depression. I would go as far as to say they were criminals not by design, but by necessity – to survive. People around them were dying of poverty and starvation, and for a family of 15 there was almost no other choice. But they did … Read more on The Guardian How I'm Surviving in Survival Mode During a Severe Depression Relapse This piece was originally written in February 2014 and published on xoJane.com. Over the past several months, it had been easy justifying why I had been tired, a bit anti-social and melancholy. A hectic work schedule, feeling run down, and family … Read more on Huffington Post Read ...