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Brain implant relieves patient’s severe depression in ‘landmark’ US study

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This is a major breakthrough in dealing with mood disorders and mental illness… Device sends a corrective electric pulse when it detects neural activity associated with irrational thoughts The key discovery was a “biomarker” indicating the onset of depressive symptoms, a specific pattern of neural activity in a part of the brain called the amygdala that deals with responses to …

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Don’t give up hope when depressed

Depression can really take it out of you but don’t give up hope when depressed. It’s well-documented that depression leaves you feeling lethargic, hopeless and demotivated. Depression feels like you are living in the dark black tunnel with no light in sight. Symptoms of depression Typical symptoms of depression include a lack of interest in things you used to enjoy. …

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5 Signs You Might Be Suffering From Depression

The standard understanding of depression is that it is a condition of sadness. However, many people who are struggling with depression are actually facing feelings such as irritability, apathy, confusion, and an inability to focus and concentrate. Resentment Many people struggling with depression come to resent things in their lives that used to serve them or give them pleasure. If …

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Rehab For Depression – What It Is All About

Depression is a serious condition that has affected more than 300 million people worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of individuals are diagnosed with this mood disorder. Individuals with this mental disorder are often sad and have no interest in socializing or performing general activities. Depression can lead to several adverse effects, including insomnia, loss of appetite, weakness, fatigue, poor …

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Manage depression with therapy

  People who suffer from depression tend to be introspective and don’t manage depression effectively. They attribute all failures to their own shortcomings/inadequacies and all successes are attributed externally. By this, I mean that they often do not give themselves credit for any success in their life, explaining it away as luck, or because someone else made it possible. This …

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How counselling helps fight against depression

There are varying levels of depression. Some people can be too depressed for counselling to be effective, (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Psychotherapy) and these clients are usually referred on to a Psychiatrist for help. Some people need anti-depressants to pull them out of their severe depression before they are able to respond well to counselling for depression. Having said that, …

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What to do when you feel depressed

When you feel depressed it feels like nothing is going right. I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know the warning signs. Self-criticism increases and my thinking takes on a negative hue. Withdrawing from others and hunker down for the ‘storm’ ahead is another one of my usual reactions. I’ve had thoughts that the world is against me – …

Get Your Life Back With Anxiety, It’s Time To Take Back Control

Do you ever feel overcome with anxiety and worries that are beyond your control? A feeling of helplessness and entrapment and fears that things will never go right. Nobody is ever alone in that situation. Anxiety affects millions of us and manifests in so many ways which is what makes it hard to appreciate sometimes and for others to fully …

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Is your depression caused by your thyroid?

“It’s me,” you thought as you drag your unmotivated self out of your bed. “Why can’t I just buck up and do things,” you wondered for the 10 millionth time this month. “Maybe it’s easier if everything ends now,” you mutter to yourself as you called in sick for the 3rd time this week.    We often turn the blame …