Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they could be identified and treated in the same way across the United States. It was called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. In the latest edition, they laid out…

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The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think

The Real Causes Of Depression Have Been Discovered, And They’re Not What You Think

Johann Hari Guest Writer Across the Western world today, if you are depressed or anxious and you go to your doctor because you just can’t take it any more, you will likely be told a story. It happened to me when I was a teenager in the 1990s. You feel this way, my doctor said, because your brain isn’t working right. It isn’t producing the necessary chemicals. You need to take drugs, and they will…

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The First Drug For Postpartum Depression Could Be On Its Way

The First Drug For Postpartum Depression Could Be On Its Way

And researchers hope it could treat the condition in days. By Catherine Pearson It has taken decades for the medical establishment to recognize the vast scope of postpartum depression, or PPD. Conservative estimates say 11 percent of women become depressed at some point in their first year of motherhood; others put that figure at closer to 25 percent. And that’s just the women who seek help. Likely, the numbers are greatly undercounted — according to one study, fewer…

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17 Magnesium Filled Foods That Can Lower Your Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Heart Attacks And More

17 Magnesium Filled Foods That Can Lower Your Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Heart Attacks And More

Magnesium is an essential mineral for our overall health and proper biological function. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, where there are more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins. It determined the normal function of more than 300 enzymes, so it affects multiple biochemical processes, essential for the proper metabolic function, such as: Function of the muscles and nerves Relaxation of blood vessels Regulation of blood sugar and insulin sensitivity…

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Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does.Must Read

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does.Must Read

by johann hari When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need to snap out of it. But there’s a stigma that’s even worse than that: You tell yourself the same message. When I first became depressed, as a teenager, I felt that pain was leaking out of me and I couldn’t stop it. I explained this…

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Study: Being around trees and other greenery may help teens stave off depression

Study: Being around trees and other greenery may help teens stave off depression

By Mary Gillis January 22 at 8:00 AM Exposure to trees and other .greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new study finds the same may be true for teenagers. Researchers looked at more than 9,000 children 12 to 18 and found those who lived in areas with a lot of natural vegetation were less likely to display high levels of depression symptoms. The effect was strongest among middle schoolers,…

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Depression Is Not A Prozac Deficiency & Other Fallacies of Western Medicine

Depression Is Not A Prozac Deficiency & Other Fallacies of Western Medicine

When people come to me for holistic health advice, my main objective is to provide evidence-based health information supported by the scientific literature. One of the quintessential pillars of my mission is to share those practices with empirical validation in order to elevate therapeutic nutrition to the same perceived mainstream legitimacy as any other science-based discipline. Oftentimes, however, people thank me and say that they will see what their primary care physician, or worse yet,…

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Magnesium: The Safe First Line of Defense for Clinical Depression

Magnesium: The Safe First Line of Defense for Clinical Depression

The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective. Depression, a life-threatening psychiatric disorder, lies at the confluence of biochemical, hormonal, immunological, and neurodegenerative variables, which intersect to generate the pro-inflammatory state with which depression is associated. A major public health issue, depression is estimated to become one of the top three contributors to the global burden of diseases within a…

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13 Habits of People with Concealed Depression

13 Habits of People with Concealed Depression

Depression is something that should not be taken lightly. It is a serious condition, that is not easy to notice. Sometimes people suffer from depression for months or even years without knowing about it. Depressed people want to keep their troubles to themselves and don’t want to burden others. Here are 15 common habits that depressed people have, so take notice: 1. They are often talented and expressive A lot of famous people have experienced…

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11 Unbelievable Habits Of People With Hidden Depression (#9 Is So Sad)

11 Unbelievable Habits Of People With Hidden Depression (#9 Is So Sad)

Depression is a serious psychological disorder that affects more and more people each year. People with hidden depression are battling their demons internally within themselves, without anyone knowing. In the age of superficiality, we avoid telling other people our issues that causes us to bottle them inside us. Unfortunately, many people think this the remedy. If you’re reading this you must know about someone who does this, or maybe you’re even here for yourself. We’ll…

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