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The Uncomfortable Truth: Men and Suicide

The Uncomfortable Truth: Men and Suicide

January 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Depression and suicide are often believed to be a woman’s problem. The truth is that both men and women encounter depression and suicide, but men complete suicide at 4 times the rate of women. Despite this statistic, very few people take confessions of suicidal thoughts seriously from men, and that needs to change.

The Link Between Smoking & Depression

The Link Between Smoking & Depression

July 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Recent research has suggested that effect of nicotine on the brain’s neurotransmitters are having an increased risk on depression symptoms. From 2005 to 2008 numerous individuals were surveyed to find the direct correlation between Smoking and Depression. If you needed yet another reason to quit smoking, here’s one!

What Is Major Depression?

What Is Major Depression?

June 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Major depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting people today. There is no test for depression and the diagnosis is based on a good history and examination. The signs and symptoms of clinical depression are often missed or explained away.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bipolar Disorder

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bipolar Disorder

May 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Bipolar Disorder is a common and disabling psychiatric illness that is often misdiagnosed in patients presenting with depressive episodes. Physicians should consider this diagnosis in all patients that are showing signs of depressive symptoms since up to 20% of those with unipolar depression will go on to develop a bipolar disorder. This disorder is even present in many well-known celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones who has publicly spoken out about having the illness in order to encourage others to seek medical help.

How To Be a Happy Camper: Less Don Draper, More Phil Dunphy

How To Be a Happy Camper: Less Don Draper, More Phil Dunphy

August 31, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! What? No one? If the most recent happiness research is any indication, Don Draper of “Mad Men” isn’t the only one who’s not jolly despite achieving financial success.