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Treat depression after heart attack

treat depression after heart attackA heart attack occurs when there is not an adequate blood supply to the heart. This can be caused due to a blockage. Damage can occur in the heart, and depending on how long the heart goes without blood will …

4 surprising signs of depression

signs of depressionNational statistics indicate depression is a condition that affects one in 10 Americans, but is that really accurate? Many mental health specialists said they believe the numbers are off. They tell us that some people are too embarrassed to admit …

Are your genes causing depression?

genes causing depressionThe Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance reports that roughly 14.8-million American adults suffer from depression. Although it is a mental illness that can occur on its own, depression has also been linked to those suffering from another medical illness such …

Lift your mood with these healing foods

healing-foodsWhen I’m stressed or feeling down, I’m quick to turn to chocolate – and I don’t stop at the recommended single high-cocoa dark chocolate square! That’s the trouble with emotional eating. Once you start, it’s hard to just say no …

Why your mood could be a sign of serious illness

DEMENTIA, DEPRESSIONAs a doctor, I see people with a wide variety of health issues every day. One that I have noticed is really prevalent is depression in seniors.

As people get up in years, the risk of dementia and other degenerative …

Why surfing the internet can make you happy

MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSIONI’m not the most high-tech person when it comes to carrying around a smartphone or iPad as if it was a life-support system (like some young people I know). But I do recognize the value of staying connected with friends, …

Why Your Toothache Is Making Your Life Miserable

shutterstock_92524366Depression has been tied to a variety of physical ailments, from sleep problems to weight loss and weight gain. But when was the last time you paid your dentist a visit?

New research adds another potential link to depression: Dental …

Detect Depression Early To Save Your Heart

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Eat breakfast. Drink water. Exercise. Healthy lifestyle habits do plenty to keep your heart strong.

New research shows that heart-healthy habits will also help you respond better to treatment for depression.

In today’s society, depression is very common, affecting more …

Treating Depression In Early Life Can Save You From Heart Disease

147463462Today, children with depression are more likely to show signs of heart disease as early as their teen years, a new study reveals.

No question, depression hurts –and leads to further health problems. Depression experienced at an early age not only …

Call For Help: Mental Illness Rising In Older Adults

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Don’t call me crazy! There’s a stigma surrounding mental health issues, like depression, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder, that prevents people from asking for help. That has to change.

When it comes to people affected by cancer or heart disease,

Lonely And Depressed? 10 Steps To Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

178129490Feeling a little blue? Lonely, listless and in your pajamas until noon? I can’t blame you. In some parts of North America, we’re in a record-breaking deep freeze. The days are short, dark and pretty darn cold and I feel …

Ketamine: The New Antidepressant?

166260575Traditionally used in human and veterinary medicine, the drug, ketamine, now promises to be a fast, effective treatment of depression in patients unresponsive to other medications.

New research conducted by Japan’s RIKENCenter for Life Science Technologies – and published in the …

Post-holiday Depression: The Truth About SAD

stk27636sptHolidays can be so joyful. They are full of celebration, beautiful décor, reunions with family and friends; not to mention the delicious variety of foods and gift-giving that comes along with them.

However, when the music stops, the family and …

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