Is Depression a Disability

Is Depression a Disability or a Temporary Condition?

The complexities involved in a depression diagnosis are quite broad. For some individuals, a brief episode with major depressive disorder (MDD) may resolve in weeks, where others may be incapacitated by the same disorder for years. Each MDD diagnosis will feature unique characteristics anyway, but the mystery remains as why some will get better while […]

different therapies to treat depression

Different Therapies to Treat Depression

Depression is a complex and mysterious mental health disorder that continues to vex the psychiatric community. One patient might show dramatic improvement on a specific antidepressant, while another taking the same drug may experience no improvement at all. One form of psychotherapy may lead to amazing therapeutic breakthroughs with one patient, but that same psychotherapy […]

gut health and depression

The Possible Connection Between Gut Health and Depression

The gut is the new research frontier when it comes to learning more about what causes depression. That’s right, the gut. There are new studies that point to a potential link between the human microbiome, the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea that reside in the gastrointestinal system, and depression. While that may seem a stretch, […]

how to overcome ocd

How to Overcome OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health disorder that is included in the spectrum of anxiety disorders. Depending on the severity of the OCD, this disorder has the capability of causing serious impairment in daily life. Due to the chronic nature of OCD, it is not reasonable to expect a cure for the disorder, […]

resources for veterans with mental illness

Resources for Veterans With Mental Illness

One issue that should matter to every American citizen is the health and wellbeing of our military. Whether they are active duty or veterans, having important sources of help to manage a mental health disorder is imperative. These individuals have put their lives on the line in many cases, selflessly serving the country for our […]

crippling depression symptoms

Treating Crippling Depression Symptoms With TMS

Depression is a complex and mysterious mental health disorder that affects over 16 million U.S. adults each year. While in some cases the advent of a depressive episode may be linked to distressing life events, such as the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, or a serious medical diagnosis, it is […]

Recovering from Mental Trauma

Recovering From Mental Trauma

No matter how resilient to life’s ups and downs we believe we are, everyone has limits to the level of emotional trauma they can absorb and process. Experiencing a traumatic event can have lasting psychological effects that have the potential to radically impair one’s daily functioning. Although we might tell ourselves to just “shake it […]

depression and ptsd in veterans

Depression and PTSD in Veterans

Military veterans attempting to re-enter civilian life may encounter a variety of challenges. Military life is highly structured and regulated, so returning to regular civilization can be difficult. One prevailing problem our veterans face upon returning home is the presence of co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Depression and PTSD in veterans has become a […]

TMS Therapy for Alcoholism

TMS Therapy for Alcoholism and Co-Occurring Depression

Alcoholism and depression is a very common dual diagnosis. Individuals who struggle with alcoholism may develop depression as a result of the many adverse consequences of their addiction, often in the wake of losing a job, enduring a divorce, or some other deeply upsetting situation. On the other had, those who are battling depression often […]

what is mdd disorder

What is MDD Disorder?

Individuals who suffer from major depressive disorder (MDD) often feel trapped inside a foggy gray bubble that holds them captive all day long. MDD is a debilitating mental health condition that saps energy, limits productivity, taints relationships, and generally wreaks havoc on one’s quality of life. Major depression is nothing to be ignored or minimized, […]