Symptoms of Depression
Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties
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Major Depression Resources

Everyone has days where they feel blah, down, or sad. Typically, these feelings disappear after a day or two, particularly if circumstances change for the better. People experiencing the temporary "blues" don't feel a sense of crushing hopelessness or helplessness, and are able, for the most part, to continue to engage in regular activities. Prolonged anhedonia (the inability to experience pleasure), hopelessness, and failure to experience an increase in mood in response positive events rarely accompany "normal" sadness. The same may be said for other, more intense sorts of symptoms such as suicidal thoughts and hallucinations (e.g., hearing voices). Instead, such symptoms suggest that serious varieties of depression may be present, including the subject of this document: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or (more informally), Major Depression.

For people dealing with Major Depression, negative feelings linger, intensify, and often become debilitating.

Major Depression is a common yet serious medical condition that affects both the mind and body. It is a complex illness, creating physical, psychological, and social symptoms. Although informally, we often use the term "depression" to describe general sadness, the term Major Depression is defined by a formal...

 

 
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Psychiatric Meds: The Personal Debate Over Use
Why People Might Use Anxiety to Avoid Depression: Part 2
Are You at Risk for Depression? Here's One Way to Find Out
What about the "milder" depression: Dysthymic disorder?
Why People Might Use Anxiety to Avoid Depression: What We Can Learn From a Wartime Experience
Bipolar Mood Swings? 4 Steps to Nip Them in the Bud
Elisha Goldstein's Top 10 Mental Help Blog Posts
3 Steps Out of Helplessness
Post Partum Depression and The Importance of Sleep
"The Big Emptiness": Hoarding, OCD, Depression and the Quest for Meaning
Feeling Depressed? 3 Steps to Happiness
Does Psychotherapy Help Everyone?
Of Parking Lots, Stress, Life and Psychotherapy
Feeling Stuck with Anxiety or Depression? Try this Today!
Catastrophizing Controlling Your Life: 3 Steps to Break Free
Teenagers and Depression: Their Families and Psychotherapy
Meaning in Life: What Golf Balls Can Teach Us
Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World
Wake Up to What Makes You Happy!
Want Mental Health? Lessons from a King
Kristie Alley and the Problem of Obesity and Dieting
Handling Difficult Emotions: The Path Less Traveled
Can Blogs Really Help?
Making Friends, A Matter of Where You Live?
3 Ways to Stay Up in a Depressed Work Environment
One Strategy to be More Successful Day to Day
Life Feel Overwhelming? Lessons From a Dishwasher
Work Place Climate, Depression and Job Searching
Vegetarian Diets May Harbor Eating Disordered Youngsters:
This is it! Letting Go of Daily Struggle
Cognitive Distortions, also known as
To Do: 3 Steps to Healing When You're Feeling Blue
Depression: How We Get Stuck and What Can Help
Young Yet Sad: The Social Phobic
An Interview with Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. on Why People Commit Suicide
Alcohol as the Cause of Depression?
Compassion: The Missing Link
Break Free from the Mental Recession or Depression by Doing Less
Depression and Marriage
Dementia and Neuroplasticity: What Might Help Today
How this economic recession can pull you into an emotional recession without you even knowing it. 5 key steps that can help
The Importance of Recognizing Childhood Successes at School
Your morning coffee or tea linked to happiness?
Child Abuse and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Grieving: 7 tips to get you through the holidays
Feeling Depressed? Here's 1 practice that could begin to turn it around
Turn your sleep problems into a dream of the past! 5 tips from a Psychologist and mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher
Is Happiness Contagious? Here is one way you can catch it
Suicide: Does a Person Have the Right to Take His Own Life?
An ancient way that has been called an "antidote" to fear
Suspended From College For Expressing Suicidal Ideation (a reaction to an NPR radio story)
I dare you: Using gratitude to support your mental health
Is the economy ruining your holiday season? 5 steps to a better holiday
How you can be triggered into depression…without even knowing it
How to take advantage of the holidays and stave off stress, anxiety, and depression
A few clues that you’re entering into Seasonal Affective Disorder and what you can do about it
A Natural Approach to Treating Depression Web Series
Breaking down Barack Obama’s Psychology of Hope and how it may help you in trying times…
Depression and Spirituality
Suicide Among White Middle Class Increases
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation device for treatment-resistant Major Depression just approved by the FDA
National Depression Screening Day is just around the corner (October 10th!)
Press "D" for Depression Therapy
Few People Who Are Depressed Receive Mental Health Services
"Guns and Suicide" article and Comments: What about the anger?
An Interview with James Gordon, MD on Mind-Body Medicine and his book 'Unstuck'
Regulating Brain Chemicals and Mental Illnesses with WINCS and DBS
Pleasure...Depression’s Kryptonite?
World Suicide Prevention Day... September 10, 2008
Mood Changes Linked To Seasonal Fluctuations in Serotonin
An Interview with Ronald Dworkin, MD, Ph.D. on Artificial Happiness (using antidepressants to mask ordinary unhappiness)
Is Chronic Pain and Depression destroying your life?
In Pursuit of Happiness, Part 3
Three things you can do immediately when you find yourself getting depressed
Why Is Happiness So Difficult to Achieve? Part 1
The Influence of Culture on the Expression of Depression
Low Self Esteem: Eating or Spending to Escape
Depression and Diabetes: A Deadly Combination
Mood Change Doesn't Happen Quickly
Life: Are We Listening and Living?
New Hope for People with Major Depression
Depression: A New Frontier in It's Treatment
Economic and Mental Depression
Whisk Those Blues Away
The Relationship Between Exercise and Mood
Antidepressants No Better Than Placebo Says A New Study, But It's Really More Complicated Than That...
Retail Therapy, Sadness and Spending: The Study Behind the Story
I'm So Bored!
Psychotherapy: A More than Oncer Per Week Commitment
Feeling down during the winter? You may have SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
Diabetes, Depression and Life
Elliott Smith and the gift of Vulnerability Music
Women and Depression
Mental Health, Memory and Social Interaction
Problems Connected with Anti depressant medications
Pain and Depression
Fibromyalgia, It is not just in your head
A Combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Antidepressant Medication Works Best for Depressed Adolescents
Dogs, Depression and Other Health Issues: Is there something to be gained from Illness?
Anti depressants and young people: an issue revisited
Anniversary Reactions
But, It Still Hurts: Pain-Depression-Pain
Massive update for our Depression topic center
The Long Term Effects of Bullying
Correlation: Siblings and Depression?
Interpersonal Therapy May Prevent Future Depressive Episodes
The Negative Effects of Pain on Depression
Depression and Heart Disease
Our Bipolar Topic Center has been Updated
PODCAST: Dying To Live - Interview with a heart transplant patient
National Depression Screening Day is Tomorrow!
Behavioral Therapy May Be Better Than Cognitive Therapy for Severe Depression
Perfectionism probably creates a Vulnerability for Depression
Feeling Depressed: Influenced by the Attitudes and Opinions of Others?
Botox fights Depression?
How Prozac gets its groove on.
Chronic cortisol exposure causes mood disorders
Heart Attacks and Young Women == Depression
SSRI antidepressants raise risk of premature birth
Adult ADHD: Difficult to Diagnose and Often Misunderstood
NYTimes has story on Deep Brain Stim for Depression
Brain Scan Predicts Who Will Benefit From Cognitive Therapy
The Midlife Crisis: A Case of Extreme Stress
Treating Mother's Depression Helps Protect Their Children
Maintanence medications ward off senior depression relapse
Depression predicts mental decline in seniors
Unmasking Mental Illness
Blunt Instruments
Cosmo Magic to Cyclothymic: Highs, Lows and States of Flow
The Biochemical - Psychosexual Revolution: Getting Up and Close while Being Down and Out
Listening to Readers on Prozac, Depression & the Medical System: Part I
Listening to Readers on Prozac, Depression & the Medical System: Part II
The Liberating and Entangling Webs of Technology, Depression and Prozac
Top Twelve Tips for Beating (Mostly) Moderate Chronic Clinical Depression
Reader Feedback on the Depression Series
Coming Out of the Depression Closet
Going Postal: The Road to Depression and Salvation
Running On Fifty
 
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A Heart of Stone
A Mood Apart
A Philosophical Disease
Active Treatment of Depression
Adolescent Depression
Against Depression
An Unquiet Mind
Beating the Blues
Before Prozac
Beyond Blue
Blaming the Brain
Calm Energy
Conquering Postpartum Depression
Conquering the Beast Within
Cry Depression, Celebrate Recovery
Damage
Depression
Depression 101
Depression Fallout
Depression in Context
Depression Is a Choice
Depression, the Mood Disease
Depression-Free for Life
Doctors of Deception
Down Came the Rain
Dysthymia and the Spectrum of Chronic Depressions
Emotional Claustrophobia
Essential Psychopharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Everything Is Fine
Experiences of Depression
Handbook of Depression
Handbook of Depression
History of Suicide
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me
In Pursuit of Happiness
Journeys with the Black Dog
Killing the Black Dog
LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues--Level 1
LifeForce Yoga to Beat the Blues: Level 2
Lifting Depression
Lincoln's Melancholy
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
Malignant Sadness
Manufacturing Depression
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
Mood Genes
My Depression
Natural Healing for Depression
New Hope for People with Depression
On Depression
On the Edge of Darkness
Out of the Blue
Outsmarting Depression
Overcoming Depression
Potatoes Not Prozac
Prozac and the New Antidepressants
Prozac Backlash
Prozac Diary
Prozac Nation
Puppy Chow Is Better Than Prozac
Quiet Your Mind & Get to Sleep
Raising a Moody Child
Self-Coaching
Songs from the Black Chair
Speaking of Sadness
Spontaneous Happiness
Student Depression
Subordination and Defeat
Sunbathing in the Rain
Swing Low
Talking Back to Prozac
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Mood Disorders
The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Anti-Depressant Fact Book
The Antidepressant Era
The Beast
The Bell Jar
The Breakthrough Depression Solution
The Corrections
The Cruelty of Depression
The Depressed Child
The Depression Cure
The Devil Within
The Emotional Revolution
The Family Silver
The Feeling Good Handbook
The Mood Cure
The Nature of Melancholy
The Noonday Demon
The Postpartum Effect
The Secret Strength of Depression
The Van Gogh Blues
The Van Gogh Blues
Undercurrents
Understanding Depression
Undoing Depression
Unholy Ghost
Unstuck
Viniyoga Therapy for Depression
What the Birds See
When a Parent is Depressed
When Nothing Matters Anymore
When Words Are Not Enough
Why Are You So Sad?
Writing Through the Darkness
 
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