Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Depression may refer to: Clinical depression, a medical condition identified by clusters of symptoms such as markedly-decreased mood, motivation, interest, energy levels, etc. Depression (mood), an everyday term for a sad or low mood or the loss of pleasure. Depression (geology), a sunken geological formation. Depression (economics), a longer-lasting and more severe economic downturn than a recession. The Great Depression, a sever ...
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What You Need to Know About Bupropion
... Common brand name: Wellbutrin, Zyban Why is this drug prescribed Bupropion is prescribed, along with counseling and support to achieve complete smoking cessation. It can also be used to treat major de...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Mental Disorders
... What is deep brain stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an evolution of two surgical procedures that have been shown to help control symptoms of certain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Depression Can be Hazardous to Heart Health; But Treatment Can Help
... For centuries, writers have waxed poetic about the damage sadness and despair can cause to the heart. Today, scientists have proven them correct in a way. Studies performed over the past decade have s...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Depression and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
... In some men, depression can accompany the condition of ED. It is common for men with ED to feel angry, frustrated, sad, or unsure of themselves. Men may feel less "manly" because of ED. Such...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Need To Know About Alprazolam
... Common brand name: Xanax Why is this drug prescribed? Alprazolam is used to relieve anxiety disorders, or for the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Depression Medicines
... Examples of effective and safe medications commonly prescribed for depression or depression-related problems are listed in the chart below.
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The Use of Medications in the Treatment of Depression
... What are the types of treatment for depression? A physician can treat depression by prescribing any number of lifestyle changes and medical therapies, including: Lifestyle changes Stopping the intake ...
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Complications
... Depression is a serious illness that can take a terrible toll on individuals and families. Untreated, depression can lead to a downward spiral of disability, dependency and suicide. The rate of suicid...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... The development of newer antidepressant medications and mood-stabilizing drugs has improved the treatment of depression. Medications can relieve symptoms of depression and have become the first line o...
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Self-care
... Once treatment for depression begins, you still have to manage on a day-to-day basis. Here are some guidelines: See your doctor regularly. Your doctor can monitor your progress, provide support and en...
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Complementary and alternative medicine
... Herbal and dietary supplements sold in stores have become increasingly popular. People take them to help prevent or treat a number of health conditions. Some of these alternative therapies are being s...
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Treating Depression with Acupressure
... Depression Acupressure Acupressure is useful in alleviating many of the physical symptoms as well as the sluggishness of mild depression. Acupressure is performed by applying steady, firm pressure on ...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Acupuncture
... Depression Acupuncture Acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of depression. Acupuncture balances the flow of chi and blood throughout your body. It can help resolve the underlying energetic imbal...
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Treating Depression with Alexander Technique
... Depression Alexander Technique It is now generally accepted that there is a connection between anxiety states and muscle tension. In particular, chronically contracted muscles are associated with ment...
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Treating Depression with Aromatherapy
... Depression Aromatherapy Aromatherapy uses aromatic essences that are extracted from plants. The essential oils are like the plant's hormones: They control its biochemical reactions and relay messa...
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Treating Depression with Ayurveda
... Depression Ayurveda Treatment of depression by western psychiatry has several shortcomings viewed from the eastern point of view. Most medications for major depression have strong side effects. No eff...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Vata-Type and Ayurveda
... Depression How To Heal A Vata-Type Depression of Depression Due to Vata Imbalance In addition to your subjective feelings of depression or low mood and energy: Vata pulse Skin cold to the touch; you w...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Pitta-Type and Ayurveda
... Depression How To Heal A Pitta-Type Depression to Tell if Your Depression Is Due to Pitta Imbalance In addition to your subjective feelings of depression and low energy or dark mood: Pitta pulse Pitta...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Kappa-Type and Ayurveda
... Depression How To Heal A Kapha-Type Depression of Depression Due to Kapha Imbalance In addition to your subjective feelings of depression and low energy or dark mood: Kapha pulse Feeling cold Overeati...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Shining Your Inner Light and Ayurveda
... Depression Heal Depression by Shining Your Inner Light In Ayurveda, the Self, one's inmost spiritual center, is said to be a field of contentment and joy. When our attention is directed exclusivel...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Bach flower remedies
... Depression Bach Flower Remedies Flower remedies are useful in dealing with a number of conditions often associated with mild depression. Select the remedy that most closely fits your emotional tendenc...
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Treating Depression with Bibliotherapy
... Depression Bibliotherapy Bibliotherapy or reading therapy is a therapy in which a person suffering from depression reads self-help books and other motivational books in between therapies to speed up t...
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Treating Depression with Biofeedback
... Depression Biofeedback Anecdotal evidence suggests that EEG (brainwave) biofeedback (also known as neurotherapy) is effective in reducing the intensity of all types of depression. Neurotherapy attempt...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Breathing
... Depression Breathing When you are feeling tense and your mood is low, your breathing probably will be very shallow and constricted. Shallow breathing can invoke an emotional imbalance. Shallow breathi...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Exercise
... Depression Exercise Exercise is essential for physical and mental health. It provides an outlet for releasing negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, and irritability. By stimulating the produc...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Herbal Medicine
... Depression Herbal Medicine Many commonly prescribed antidepressants work by keeping the neurotransmitter serotonin circulating in the brain. Herbs such as Siberian ginseng, licorice and Saint-John'...
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Treating Depression with Homeopathy
... Depression Homeopathy If you are experiencing a transient episode of depression, homeopathic remedies can be useful in alleviating the blues. These remedies are prescribed based on the similarity of t...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis)
... Depression Hypnosis (hypnotherapy) Hypnosis can be quite effective with milder types of depression and anxiety. Hypnosis produces an altered state of consciousness (ASC) in which certain senses are he...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Kampo Japanese Herbal Therapy
... Depression Kampo - Japanese Herbal Therapy Kampo is a Japanese system of herbalism. It is to treat disease and to return people to health. Kampo share the view with modern psychiatry that depression i...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Lifestyle
... Depression Lifestyle The following four concepts help you to develop your personal fulfillment and contentment. This is very useful for preventing depression. Self-Love: Decide to create or cultivate ...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Magnet Therapy
... Depression Magnet Therapy Magnetic therapy is being embraced by a large population of the world, especially in Japan. In most of these instances, permanent magnets are used. There, little if any, clin...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Massage
... Depression Massage Massage is very soothing and invigorating. It also incorporates the therapeutic effects of touch. If you are feeling down and blue, start your day with some exercise followed by a m...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Meditation
... Depression Meditation Meditation is useful in relieving mild episodes of depression. Meditation has a very calming affect. It helps to ease tension, and improves your capacity to concentrate. As you m...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Mind Body Medicine
... Depression Mind/Body Medicine Many mind/body practices are helpful with depression. Music and dance can lift the spirits and energize the body. Meditation and relaxation techniques, such as progressiv...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Miscellaneous Complementary Therapies
... Depression Miscellaneous Complementary Therapies We will describe several alternative therapies that are useful for combating depression that are not covered elsewhere. Arts therapies Art, dance, dram...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Reflexology
... Depression Reflexology Traditional Chinese Medicine have long touted the benefits of stimulating certain points along the body that correspond to specific organs or body parts. Foot reflexology is bas...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Sound/Music Therapy
... Depression Sound/Music Therapy Slow, relaxing music helps some people deal with the root causes of their depression, such as anger, frustration, sadness or anxiety. Listening to the music for at least...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Spirituality
... Depression Spirituality Spirituality offers comfort in times of suffering and provides a message of hope that gives those who rely on it an extraordinary buffer against depression and other emotional ...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Tissue Salts
... Depression Homeopathy If you are experiencing a transient episode of depression, homeopathic remedies can be useful in alleviating the blues. These remedies are prescribed based on the similarity of t...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Depression with Visualization
... Depression Imagery (Visualization) If you're mildly depressed imagery or visualization is very useful. Doing an imagery exercise called the trapeze of hope may help brighten your outlook. This is ...
Source: Holistic Online

St. John''s Wort: One Powerful Herb
... I can''t believe it! I feel normal for the first time in a long, long time-maybe ever.- Cindy, a 35-year-old working mother Can a natural and inexpensive supplement actually relieve depression? Yes, i...
Source: HealthWorld

Using St. John''s Wort With Other Antidepressants
... I have used St. John''s wort with patients who were already on antidepressants, including Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor (venlafaxine hydrochloride), and the tricyclics (see Prozac and Beyond-The Synthetic A...
Source: HealthWorld

A Man with Anxiety, Depression, Seizures and Severe Hypoglycemia
... We have found homeopathy to be consistently effective in treating mental and emotional problems. When there is a combination of mental, emotional and physical symptoms, as if often the case, all three...
Source: HealthWorld

Nutritional Approaches to Mental Health
... Let food be thy medicine.- Hippocrates Besides the oxygen we breathe, all that we need to survive comes from what we eat. Food nourishes both the body and the brain. In fact, the brain has first call ...
Source: HealthWorld

Prozac and Beyond-The Synthetic Antidepressants
... Beginning in the 1950s, scientists developed a number of synthetic drugs for the treatment of depression, which represented a major step forward at the time. Prior to these discoveries, conventional p...
Source: HealthWorld

Aromatherapy for the Reproductive System
... Among the most common problems for women are those involving the reproductive system. As women with personal experience in this area, we will focus first on several female problems. This topic has bee...
Source: HealthWorld

Case From the Center
... The patient is a 55 year old female, married with three adult children and is employed as an elementary school teacher. She had been seen previously by numerous physicians for treatment of long standi...
Source: HealthWorld

Depression
... Life changes, such as the birth of a baby, divorce, death of a loved one, or loss of a job can and do leave people feeling depressed. So can worrying about financial problems or illness. And sometimes...
Source: HealthWorld

Women''s Health: Depression
... One-fourth of women have a major bout with depression sometime during their life. They may not even know it as depression, but seek help for other ailments such as insomnia or extreme fatigue. Depress...
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St. John''s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum L.): A Review
... Introduction Among the many medicinal herbs used throughout the long history of Occidental culture, St. John''s wort, Hypericum perforatum L., has always been and still is of great interest. From the ...
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St. John''s Wort Ancient Herbal Protector
... Summary Among the many medicinal herbs used throughout the long history of Occidental culture, St. John''s wort, Hypericum perforatum L., has always been and still is of great interest. From the time ...
Source: HealthWorld

Depression
... Depression is a state of mind familiar to almost everyone, but this very familiarity becomes problematic when approaching clinical depressive states. In ordinary usage the word refers to a mood state ...
Source: HealthWorld

St. John''s Wort - The Versatile Herb
... It was never like this on Prozac . . . there''s more laughter. -Kate, 48-year-old author The herbalists of ancient times knew about the powers of St. John''s wort, and they used it for a wide variety ...
Source: HealthWorld

The Natural Pharmacy: Herbal Medicine for Depression
... "The physician is nature''s assistant."              Galen, 2nd century AD
Source: HealthWorld

Fighting Depression the Herbal Way
... Sarah, a normally exuberant young woman, felt fatigued and out of sorts. For three weeks, she had dreaded getting out of bed in the morning and found little joy in her occupation as a physical educati...
Source: HealthWorld

Depression
... This book does not primarily focus on how to use homeopathic medicines but instead provides information on various natural health strategies to treat common ailments. WARNING: This book is a lighthear...
Source: HealthWorld

A Compendium of Homeopathic Medicines for Self-care for the Individual
... Depression is a far too common illness in the United States where more than eight million people of all ages suffer from a major depression each year.There are many types of depression, from non-life ...
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Overcoming Shame
... Edith was 54 when she came to see me to get help with her depression. She was a frustrated artist and had suffered two nervous breakdowns in her early twenties which she described as periods of being ...
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Depression
... The diagnosis of depression includes the presence, for at least 2 weeks, of at least four of the following signs and symptoms: Poor appetite or significant weight loss Either lack of sleep or abnormal...
Source: HealthWorld

Depression: A Natural Approach
... Depression wears many faces. Sometimes it is a melancholy feeling. Sometimes, it is fatigue, apathy, or anxiety. There are even times when it is several of these things at once. But it always feels li...
Source: HealthWorld

Depression: The Dark Night of the Soul
... A dramatic landscape, with heights and depths, mountains alternating with valleys, is probably more fascinating to the eye than the plain. Which biography would you prefer to read...the person whose l...
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A Nurse''s Perspective on Depression
... Health care practitioners generally receive few tools for working directly on the moods of their clients/patients. With depression we often try to protect ourselves from the impact of our patient''s e...
Source: HealthWorld