Articles with the tag depression

The Daily Mind: 7 Ways Mental Health Impacts Physical Fitness

Everyone knows there’s a connection between your mind and your body, but most people think in terms of physical health or fitness and its effect on your mental state. But it should be just as clear that your mental health can influence your body as well. There are a number of fascinating research studies, both […]

If It Seems the Antidepressant Isn’t Working

About 16 million Americans experience a major depression each year, and at any given time about one in ten adults is taking antidepressants. It’s very difficult to go through a major depression, and it’s natural to want relief as soon as possible.  If things don’t seem to be going better after a few weeks, though, […]

When You Get Stuck in a Moment

Once in a while, we find a song that means more than all other hit songs. It embeds itself in the recesses of our brains, so much so that upon hearing the first few notes, all sorts of emotions bubble up to the surface. That, or they explode like a pressure cooker with a clogged […]

8 Ways to Overcome Post-Holiday Depression

It’s back to the daily grind and post-holiday depression hovers on the sidelines. When the excitement and frenzy of the holiday season is over, most people feel a sense of loneliness. The season’s high comes crashing down and drops us with a brutal thump on the ground of reality. The letdown comes from unmet expectations, […]

Quickly Boost Your Mood With These Food Items

We know that there is a link between food and mental health, so the logical thing to do is to watch what we eat. Some people binge eat when on a low, while some starve themselves. As is usually the case, finding a middle ground is the best thing to do. When you feel that your […]

Beat Depression With These Natural Treatments [Infographic]

No one who has ever been clinically depressed would wish the same thing on another person. It’s a pit that has a potential to swallow you forever, and, even when it’s been treated, depressive thoughts can still come and go throughout your life. With 350 million people in the world affected by some sort of […]

Beat Depression by Yourself: Is it Possible?

Depression drains energy like the bathtub drain sucks water when the plug is removed. There may be days when the energy drain isn’t too bad, but there are days when you just can’t get out of bed. Many people will say that it is all right to ask for help and that every person who […]

How to Deal With Mood Swings

Having mood swings is nothing to laugh at, especially if they reach the level where your work and social interaction is affected. Some people – those who see things from the outside – may take mood swings lightly, thinking that the person suffering from those swings is just “having one of his fits”, or “it […]

Food and Mental Health [Infographic]

Earlier this month, I wrote about food to avoid when depressed. To recap, you should avoid processed food, caffeine, soy, trans fat, refined sugar, and artificial sweeteners. That post is by no means an exhaustive list of food to avoid if you know that you have depression, but it’s a good place to start. Today, […]

Food to Avoid If You Have Depression

There is the old saying that “you are what you eat”, and it studies have shown that the food we eat may have effects on our mental state as well. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you may already be seeing a therapist. You may be taking medication to deal with chemical imbalances in […]

5 Things to Think About When You’re Depressed

Depression sucks. Period. Or, rather, that’s the understatement of the year. Having the blues is one thing, but being clinically depressed is something else. Some days may be awesome, but when a depressive period hits, it feels like nothing – nothing – is right in the world, that there is no point to this life. […]

What Is Childhood Emotional Neglect And How It Affects Your Child

Childhood emotional neglect. It’s not something we hear about when talking of typical developmental childhood conditions. But it’s actually more common than we think, albeit less noticeable because the manifestations are not as alarming as, say, autism, ADHD or defiant behavior. Yet, CEN can lead to serious problems in adulthood, which we shall enumerate in […]

How to Beat Depression: 5 Counterintuitive Ways

How to beat depression is a topic that has been talked about so much. Is there anything else that we can add to the discussion? For those who have not been in that sh#thouse of the well of depression, their answer would probably be no. For those who have experienced depression in varying degrees, there […]

How To Deal With The Quarter Life Crisis

We all know about mid-life crisis. It’s when men on their way to their 50s start driving sports cars and having an affair and women begin questioning life’s meaning or, more desperately, having Botox and an affair simultaneously. What’s lesser known and not getting the attention it deserves is the quarter life crisis. This condition afflicts […]

How to Beat Depression: Take Baby Steps

Depression is so prevalent, but it is something that’s not often talked about in the open. For those who have had to deal with clinical depression, there remains a certain degree of stigma associated with the condition. This shouldn’t be the case, as being depressed in itself is one of the most terrible things that […]

How You Can Be The Helping Hand That Your Suffering Friend Needs

Sticking out your neck for your friend in trouble or having their backs in their time of need is a true sign of friendship. But offering your helping hand will do just fine as well. If your friend is going through depression, divorce, loss, or others, then the best way to help them is by reaching […]

5 Things to Tell Yourself to Be Happy

I have been struggling with depressive feelings for quite some time now, although I hadn’t really realized the extent and seriousness of the situation until I started behaving erratically and realizing that I dreaded getting up every day. Then there are the days when I just can’t do anything but lie in bed. Source Happiness […]

15+ Quotes to Beat Depression

Lately, I have been battling depression more than usual. I know it is partly due to the extraordinary circumstances I am in right now, but it is also due to all those years of not facing my own issues. For many people who suffer from depression, the situation is usually the same. Beating depression is […]

5 Unusual Ways to Beat Depression

Depression is a horrific thing, and most everyone goes through it now and then. There is the “natural” depression that comes and goes. This can be due to transient external or internal factors. The good thing is that this kind of depression is easier to deal with and beat. Then there is the more serious […]

How to Live Happily with Your Regrets

Regret is such a negative word and is something that no one really wants to face. Yet everyday we commit mistakes, both big and small, that we end up regretting. Some regrets, however, are bigger than others, having the potential to destroy our happiness and that of other people. If you’ve done some things in […]