Depression and Grief: Know the Difference and Get Help

by Stephanie Dodaro “I’ll never forget where I was when I got the call that my ex-boyfriend had died.” Mary Orozco said. “I was on the 42nd Street subway station platform in Manhattan, waiting for the A train. When my friend spoke the awful words, I crumpled up under a staircase and started sobbing, people […]

Overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

More than 70 percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their life. Living through a distressing situation can cause common reactions in people that usually go away over time, including fear, shock, anger, nervousness, sadness, and possibly guilt. However, for 7.7 million American adults in a given year, these […]

TMS Therapy Gaining Attention as Treatment for Drug-Resistant Depression

By Richard A. Bermudes, MD President, Clinical TMS Society Medical Director, Mindful Health Solutions As Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy gains attention as an effective alternative treatment for drug-resistant depression, it’s important to offer courses to physicians and healthcare providers from around the country on the treatment process and benefits of TMS therapy to their […]

Has a Traumatic Experience Caused You to Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Witnessing or being part of a traumatic event is difficult for any person to handle. For 7.7 million American adults in a given year, it can be more serious. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or stressful event in which serious harm occurred […]

Tips for Handling Financial Issues and Taxes While Depressed

Dealing with financial issues and taxes can be difficult for all of us, but they can be especially challenging when you’re experiencing depression. It can be hard to take care of your basic needs when you feel down or hopeless, let alone interact with other people, get or hold a job, or manage your money. […]

Taxes Getting You Down? Dealing with Finances and Depression

Twelve-year-old Portia Baptista had just come home from school when she heard soft sobs coming from her parents’ bedroom. Her heart sank. Her mom was in bed, crying yet again. Portia poked her head in the door. “What’s wrong, Ma?” she asked. “Nothing,” her mom replied, pulling the covers up, embarrassed that Portia was seeing […]

Understanding and Dealing With Depression in the Workplace

Being a Compassionate Employer I first noticed our art director’s performance start to slip a few months after she came back from maternity leave. At first, she had been her usual self: sharp, dedicated, punctual, funny. She seemed to be handling the transition back to the office well. Then she began coming in late and walking straight […]

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. […]
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