Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression triggered by the change in seasons, primarily occurring in the late fall/early winter. For the approximately 10 million Americans with SAD, feeling sad, hopeless or lethargic for days or weeks at a time are common symptoms and a constant struggle.  SAD, like any form of depression, if untreated […]

Don’t Let SAD Get You Down

Identifying and Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder by Stephanie Dodaro “In the spring of 2003, I was 27 and finally on a cocktail of antidepressants that stabilized my Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). For the first time in years, I felt like being social and maybe getting an application together for grad school,” recalled architect Paul K. […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes inseasons and is estimated to affect 10 million Americans. For most people, symptoms appear during late fall or early winter, making you feel blue around the winter holidays, or sad and disappointed after all the celebrations are over. While it’s normal to experience […]

Are You Suffering From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

Do the irregular warm weather days get you excited for summer, but leave you feeling sad or depressed that winter is still here and there are more cold days to come? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. For many people, SAD can be a serious issue […]

Preventive Depression Screenings Help Deliver Treatment, Ease Stigma

“When I was first diagnosed with major depressive disorder, I was taken aback.” said writer Marie Rudowski. “It was 1993 and ‘depression’ wasn’t quite a household word yet. People with mental illnesses were considered weak or even throwaways. I was glad to have a diagnosis, but I didn’t want to think of myself as ‘broken.’” […]

Depression Screening Now Recommended for All Adults

In an effort to get treatment to the millions of Americans suffering from undiagnosed depression, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that all adults, including pregnant women, be screened for the disease. Published in the January 26, 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the USPSTF recommendation places special emphasis on […]

Taking Care of Your Heart and Mind on Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day hearts and cupids start going up in store windows, and we begin hearing about peoples’ plans for romantic celebrations, it’s hard not to give at least some consideration to your own relationships or how far you may seem to be from having normal relationships. If you’re suffering from depression, the holiday hoopla can […]

Solutions for Treating and Overcoming the Stigma of Depression in Men

Approximately 6 million American men have depression each year, but fewer than half recognize, acknowledge, or seek treatment. Unfortunately, many men feel like they need to be “strong and silent” about their mental illness or society will look down on them, leading them to not find the correct treatment. According to the Movember Foundation, society as a whole […]

Identifying Depression in Men and Fighting the Stigma

Depression is a serious illness that can affect anyone at any age. For many men, there is the added stigma that men with depression are weak or less than other men. This leads to men trying to be “strong and silent” about their mental health challenges and not seek the correct treatment. Approximately 6 million American men have […]
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