Depression-Stress

Science Says Stress Is Contagious — Here’s How to Avoid Catching It

Stress might feel like something personal that hits an individual based on his or her own reactions to situations, but stress is actually something that can spread from person to person like a disease. Stress, in all its forms from simple anxiety all the way up to full blown frustration and anger, is a communicable […]

Ketamine Nasal Spray Shows Promise Against Depression, Suicide

New medical research out of New York has found that ketamine might be able to rapidly and safely ease suicidal thoughts, and depression. While the study was small, it showed remarkable results in patients who were severely depressed. Those participating had been judged by psychologists to be in a high risk category for suicide due […]

How to Cope When the Lab Emails You Scary Test Results

The power of the Information Age is, well, information is more and more accessible than ever before. And while in many cases this is only a positive, sometimes it can be complicated to have full information available to you at the click of the mouse. When it comes to medical information, especially specific test results […]

Going To A Concert Is Better For You Than Yoga, Study Says

Many take up the practice of yoga out of a desire to improve not just physical fitness, but mental as well. It turns out, the mental benefits of yoga can be not just achieved, but exceeded, by attending live musical performances. Study participants who were wired up with heart rate monitors were shown to have […]

How to Connect with Depressed Friends | Bill Bernat

Comedian Bill Bernat has been fighting depression for some time now, and he has ideas on connecting with others suffering depression. He suggests reaching out to them and making them feel they are important contributors to society as they are, despite their depression. In this video, he outlines some do’s and don’t’s when initiating contact […]

Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

Good news just when you might be feeling down; antidepressant medication does work. A review of previously conducted medical research studies confirms it. Over five hundred studies, comprising more than a hundred thousand patients, was examined to confirm their results. Every study participant was taking one or more antidepressants. The review found that antidepressant drugs […]

Horseback Riding May Relieve Combat Vets’ PTSD Symptoms

With tens of thousands of U.S. servicemembers having returned to the States after serving in the long-running conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, much focus has been placed by the medical community on the long-term effects of the experiences and exposure encountered by veterans. One of the most common syndromes affecting a wide swatch of veterans […]

No Proof At-Home ‘Cranial Stimulation’ Eases Depression

Treatments that claim to have medical benefits, but actually don’t, are no new thing. The problem with these has always been sorting out which might have some benefit, even if it’s not obvious, and which were entirely without any merit. Some patients who are dealing with depression or other mental or physical disorders have been […]

Stop Stress In Its Tracks With These Herbs You Can Easily Grow At Home

Not only is gardening a great excuse to work some physical activity into your schedule, the herbs you could be tending are a way to directly affect your health in other ways. Today, we’re all facing stress at least some of the time; one way or another. And stress carries not only mental effects, but […]

Anti-Anxiety Drugs – What to Choose?

All of us deal with anxiety at least some of the time. When it’s upon us, everything gets harder. Anxiety can be triggered by many sources, but whether it starts within or without, it settles into our heads and keeps us from locking down on being our best. Psychologists consider anxiety a mental condition, even […]