Depression Basics

What to Know About Depression Do you feel sad, empty, and hopeless most of the day, nearly every day? Have you lost interest or pleasure in your hobbies or being with friends and family? Are you having trouble sleeping, eating, and functioning? If you have felt this way for at least 2 weeks, you may […]

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Common Myths that Prevent Men from Seeking Help for Depression

Myths Why Men Do Not Seek Help for Depression Suicide and depression are frequently in the news, and the message that depression does not discriminate is an important one. Money and fame can’t protect against depression’s demons. That’s why mental health awareness is an essential component of Men’s Health Awareness Month in June. Depression is […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

What Is GAD? Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might worry about things like health, money, or family problems. But people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feel extremely worried or feel nervous about these and other things-even when there is little or no reason to worry about them. People with GAD find […]

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Why Women Are More Prone to Depression

Understanding depression True depression is much more tenacious than the normal grieving process you might expect after the death of a loved one, loss of a beloved pet, or other life crises. It tends to sink its hooks deep into your daily routine and, without treatment, can hang around for weeks to months to years. […]

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How to Encourage a Loved One to Seek Mental Health Help

Encourage Loved Ones to Seek Mental Help In any given year, one in five adults in the United States — or nearly 44 million Americans — experiences severe anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorder, or some other type of mental illness. No matter what form it takes, mental illness can be seriously disruptive for those it […]

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