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Environment Can Trump Genes for Those at Risk for Depression

In a given year, more than one in 20 Americans is affected by depression, with some estimates saying as many as one in six will be affected over the course…

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Slow Medicine for Depression

If you struggle with depression, chances are that you suffer from any or all of the following: difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, insufficient energy to function, profound…

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Dropping the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mental illness affects us all. As a young physician, I didn’t fully appreciate how widespread illnesses like depression or schizophrenia were. Most of the mentally ill I saw were severely…

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Depression Lowered in Women Able to Forgive and Who Feel Forgiven

While many of us were taught in primary school to “forgive and forget,” engaging in real forgiveness is much easier said than done. Forgiving yourself can be even harder. But…

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3 Tips for Helping a Depressed Loved One

Depression can pose very big challenges for those afflicted. It’s also important to remember that depression can be very challenging for those who love someone who is depressed. Having a…

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Low Vitamin D Common; May Affect Depression

Vitamin D has been the target of a wide variety of studies lately looking at everything from how it affects your blood pressure to the length of your life. For…

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Dealing with the Struggles of Addiction and Depression

I got a call alerting me that Robin Williams died, and I felt a shadow cross my heart. I loved him. I grew up watching his entire career, laughing hysterically…

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