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Our Information Portal

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With information on just about
everything from videos to articles on mental health, depression, anxiety, mood disorders,
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Any depression related topics that are GENERIC in nature and do not fall neatly into one of the disorders or medication areas.
Some examples: possible causes of depression, effects on depression and work issues and day to day life in general.

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The Relationship and Depression Forum

This is the forum to discuss your relationships and how they are impacted by depression. We will explore how relationships are either strengthened or weakened by the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Lets talk about the best ways to deal with your significant other while still coping with and overcoming your illness.

Depression can also be precipitated or intensified by a broken or abusive relationship. We will delve into the many issues and concerns presented by these situations.

There are SAAM Hotlines and Websites for Male Members who wish to address their issues.

This is also the room where significant others and their family members can vent their feelings of frustration and gain some knowledge and insight into the depressive state of mind.

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SAAM Forum

Sexual Assault, Abuse, Molestation (SAAM) is any undesired physical contact of a sexual nature perpetrated against another person, which is for and about women.


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Anhedonia is essentially an absence of pleasure or reward. It is often referred to as a sense of apathy, "zombiness," or being numb. Although it It is commonly classified as a symptom of depression, it is often experienced as a unique state of mind that is debilitating in itself and poses many obstacles to every day life and relationships. This board is a place to discuss its effects and to offer support to those suffering from anhedonia and raise awareness of how it affects those who experience it.

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How Did You Get Anhedonia? - last post by Damnlag

Parents and Children's Depression Central

This is a room for parents to profit from other parents' experiences and to learn from those members who were either depressed as children themselves or experienced the impact of living with parents who were depressed.

Parents of children who are afflicted with mental illnesses or are themselves afflicted such as ADD/ADHD, OCD, depression and bipolar disorder, can gain support and share information about the various medications prescribed for children. We will also discuss the impact of depressive medications on pregnancy and explore post Postpartum Depression.

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Bullying: Emotional and Physical Abuse

Bullying is when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker or who they think is weaker. Sometimes it involves direct attacks such as hitting, name calling, teasing or taunting. Sometimes it is indirect, such as spreading rumors or trying to make others reject someone. Recently, bullying has even been reported in online chat rooms and through e-mail.

Often people dismiss bullying among kids as a normal part of growing up. But bullying is harmful. It can lead children and teenagers to feel tense and afraid. It may lead them to avoid school. In severe cases, teens who are bullied may feel they need to take drastic measures or react violently. Others even consider suicide. For some, the effects of bullying last a lifetime.

-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Depressed and Bipolar Children

Depression in children and Bipolar disorder in children often is misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Bipolar can be confused with the more common attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The confusion arises because mania and ADHD both involve hyperactivity, irritability and distractibility. These issues may be even more difficult in young children who display some of these behaviors and emotions normally. Early intervention can help to stabilize children who experience overwhelming mood changes and rages as well as to provide hope for their future.
If this room and these news articles help just one child it was well worth posting it.
Lets talk about our Depressed and Bipolar children and what researches are doing to help.

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Depression When Not Committ... - last post by aileb

Depressed or Bipolar Moms and Dads

Bipolar Moms and Dads Face Extra Struggles
This Forum is dedicated to all those struggling families and individuals of a mentally ill parent. Perhaps by sharing and talking about their disorder we can together find solutions to this stigmatized condition that tends to cripple the whole family and know that your not alone.

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Mental Health: Families and Caregivers

A forum for support for families and caregivers to discuss their issues caring for a loved one with a mental illness.
Many studies of family caregiving have found mixed findings in evaluating the effectiveness of community services in reducing family caregiver stress. In addition, the study also showed that some of the caregiver has limited experience in obtaining care.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Issues

A safe place for GLBT members and allies to talk about how our sexual orientation and gender identity relate to depression.

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How Do You Identify Yourself? - last post by Jman232

The Depression and Religion Forum

This is a Secular Forum to explore the relationship between your Depression and Spirituality. It is an opportunity to discuss how your beliefs (or unbelief's) have helped or hindered you on your road to recovery.

Share the comfort and solace you have found in a Higher Power. Examine and discuss ways to strengthen your faith.

There are many beliefs relating to spirituality and faith. This is a place that welcomes & respects contributions from every member who contributes to a topic that relates to their depression & beliefs.

Remember, though, to keep your posts focused on personal support only; this room is not meant to proselytize or to be anyone's pulpit!

AT ALL TIMES, it is necessary that we write in a way that shows consideration of and respect for the beliefs or non beliefs of other members.

This is NOT a forum to debate religion or to hold purely religious squabbles. We are a Forum with a PRIMARY GOAL of dealing with Depression in various ways. Depression is at the heart of the topic and in EVERY topic in this Forum.

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Psych Education 101

*How Does Depression Differ From Occasional Sadness?
*What Causes Depression?
*Can Depression Be Successfully Treated?
*How Does Psychotherapy Help People Recover From Depression?
*In What Other Ways Do Therapists Help Depressed Individuals and Their Loved Ones?
*Are Medications Useful for Treating Depression?

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Mental illness and stigma: Coping with the ridicule

Archaic stereotypes and discrimination are painful reminders that mental illnesses are still stigmatized.
When mental illnesses are used as labels-depressed, schizophrenic, manic, or hyperactive-these labels hurt.

Labels lead to stigma -- a word that means branding and shame. And stigma leads to discrimination. Everyone knows why it is wrong to discriminate against people because of their race, religion, culture, or appearance. They are less aware of how people with mental illnesses are discriminated against. Although such discrimination may not always be obvious, it exists-and it hurts.

This Forum will continuously dig into the facts of Mental Illness and the stigma that surrounds it.

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What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy often referred to as talk therapy addresses troubling symptoms and emotions using psychological techniques rather than, or along with, medication or other physical approaches.

There are many theories and styles of psychotherapy, but the two most popular forms are psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Clinical Trials Connection Plus More

DF will be bringing you Information regarding Clinical Trials, Seminars and Community Calendar Events
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