Aspartame and Your Mental Health

In 1965, a chemist working to develop an ulcer drug accidentally discovered a substance 200 times sweeter than sugar. The FDA initially shunned this substance because it caused seizures and brain tumors in lab animals.In 1981, the FDA allowed this brain tumor and seizure-causing substance to begin both sweetening and... Read More

Depression - Causes and Treatments

Depression has long been considered a character flaw indicative of morally weak minded individuals. However, new research clearly shows that depression has distinct biochemical roots that affect the way nerve cells work. It is an illness which can be accurately diagnosed and treated successfully in the vast majority of cases.... Read More

Depression Treatment: Depression Would Be Second Largest Illness by 2010!

World Health Organisation states one out of four worldwide suffer from various forms of mental, behavioral, and neurological disorders. Are you one of them?It has also been estimated that depression would be the second largest illness by 2010 keeping in mind its pace by which it is affecting people world... Read More

Depression Series: Why Don?t I Respond to Medications? (Part 1)

Maria has been feeling depressed for at least two and a half years. About three years ago, her husband of 20 years left her for another woman. Devastated, she became despondent and tearful almost daily.Eventually, her depression got worse associated with inability to function. Her appetite, energy, concentration, and sleep... Read More

How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

When a person undertakes a course of therapy through their doctor, and there is no improvement, they may be suffering from a treatment resistant depression.This is difficult, and takes time to diagnose, since by its nature, depression is not an illness that can be cured with a ten-day course of... Read More

Eliminate The Belief That Your Illness Is Genetic

Many illnesses, emotional and otherwise, are often said to be genetic in origin. When one is told that their particular problem is of a genetic nature it often leaves them feeling helpless since, to date, the idea of reversing something that is stored deep within one's structural DNA, which exists... Read More

To Long Term Care Professionals: How to Dramatically Improve your Residents Psychiatric Care

Long term care facilities and residents' doctors should consider combining medication treatment with psychological and behavioral approaches, such as strength-embedded psychotherapy, for a range of psychological disorders.Currently, psychiatrists and primary care providers in long term care are prescribing drugs and more drugs as the only treatment for psychological disorders. But... Read More

Neuromodulation Is Now The Mainstream Therapy For Chronic Depression

The cover of the March 7, 2005 issue of Business Week titled REWIRING THE HUMAN BODY, describes how neuromodulation brings new hope to the four million desperate patients in the United States who suffer from the debilitating disease of chronic or treatment-resistant depression.The neuromodulation industry is just in its infancy... Read More

Major Symposium About Vagus Nerve Stimulation & Depression at the American Psychiatric Association

A major symposium about vagus nerve stimulation as a treatment for chronic or recurrent depression will be presented at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting in May. This is the largest gathering of psychiatrists in the world and over 25,000 psychiatrists will be in attendance.On February 3, 2005, the FDA... Read More

Cure Against Depression and Low Self Confidence

Depression strikes most of us and it can make us paralysed. It is essential that we do not let it get too much influence on our lives.Cure against depression Practise this cure on a day off.* Have a healthy and balanced breakfast in your dressing gown. * Take a warm... Read More

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Depression Explained

Depression is a mental state marked by melancholy, pessimism or... Read More

How To Help A Stressed Or Depressed Loved One

Having lived with a depressed partner for 3 years and... Read More

Is it ADHD or is it Depression?

During the assessment process it is of great importance for... Read More

Know the Signs of Depression and Improve Your Life

Typical signs of depression actually show a change in the... Read More

Your Daily Struggle With Depression

If you have been diagnosed with depression or feel that... Read More

Depression-My Story

What is depression?Depression is a serious medical illness; it's not... Read More

Use Alternative Medicine to Ease Depression

Depression is a problem that faces many of us, young... Read More

How You Can Learn To Treat Depression

When a person undertakes a course of therapy through their... Read More

Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression to be Launched in May

Final FDA approval of vagus nerve stimulation as a therapy... Read More

Insurance Reimbursement for Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

I attended the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Conference at the... Read More

St Johns Wort and Depression

The bright yellow flower of the St Johns Wort (hypericum... Read More


I felt cold, my body was stiff and my back... Read More

Depression And Celiac Disease

Depression is a condition which affects about 15% of the... Read More

Natural Treatment for Depression - Is There An Alternative?

Many people who are suffering from mild to moderate depression,... Read More

What Is God Thinking?

What can you say to a parent who loses a... Read More

The Cost of Giving Up

I'm sure at times of deep crisis many of you... Read More

First Thing You Should Do to Get Out of Depression

Depression, in psychiatry, is a symptom of mood disorder characterized... Read More

Fighting Depression by Restoring Your Routines

When we have depression, one of the things we drop... Read More

Do You Think You Have Depression?

Do you have days where nothing can make you happy?... Read More

FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression

On July 15th, 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA)... Read More

ADHD and Depression -- More Common Than Thought

"Thanks for Noticin' Me" says Eeyore. He walks slowly. He... Read More

Major Depression and Its Serious Complications

When suffering from clinical depression, people have different ways of... Read More

It Aint Easy Being Brave

A zoo attendant entered a lion cage carrying only a... Read More

Psychiatrist Begin Training About Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression

The manufacturer of the vagus nerve stimulator has begun face-to... Read More

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Should be Used Early in Treatment when Traditional Antidepressants Fail

Lifetime Prevalence of Depression and the Age-of-Onset Report Distributions of... Read More

The Patients Guide to Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Depression

INTRODUCTION Everybody has a story. My... Read More

Reclaiming Your Life From Anxiety Symptoms

Only somebody who has lived with anxiety ? as either... Read More

Depression in Teenagers: Now What Can We Do?

No doubt you have seen the recent news headlines about... Read More

New Treatment for Depression to be Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Within the next few weeks, the FDA is expected to... Read More

FDA Deems Vagus Nerve Therapy Approvable as a Treatment for Depression

On February 3, 2005 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Read More

Depression Mantra

Depression is the most prevalent of all the emotional disorders.... Read More

When Your Fears and Depression Have the Best of You

What do you do when your fears and depression are... Read More

Neuromodulation Is Now The Mainstream Therapy For Chronic Depression

The cover of the March 7, 2005 issue of Business... Read More