• Meds

    New View of Depression: An Ailment of the Entire Body

       Shirley Wang on Lunch Break discusses the impact of depression on aging and why people with a history of depression are also known to be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other aging-related diseases. People with long-term psychological stress, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder tend to develop earlier and more serious forms of physical illnesses that usually hit people in older age, such as stroke, dementia, heart disease and diabetes. Recent research points to what might be happening on the cellular level that could account for this.

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    Bringing Your Dog to Work May Relieve Stress, Study Shows

      Seeing those puppy dog eyes may make you forget about your work woes, even for just a little while. Are you feeling stressed at work? According to a study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, one way to relieve work stress is to bring your dog to the office. Your furry friend, says researchers, can serve as a buffer between you and the burden of your responsibilities.

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    What We Are About

    Welcome to the Depression Forums  We are so glad that despite the fact that you are feeling such despair you still have the need, desire, will and determination to ask for help. We know you are seeking answers to your immediate questions, concerns and crisis situation. This forum is NOT able to provide IMMEDIATE crisis or suicide intervention or professional counseling. We MUST refer you elsewhere. If you are suicidal and are looking for resources that offer immediate assistance, please go to the HOTLINE SECTION IN THE FORUMS. ********************************************************************** WHAT IS THE DEPRESSION FORUMS AND WHO ARE ITS MEMBERS? This WEBSITE & bulletin board system was set up with one…

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    The Bleakness Of Depression

    The Bleakness of Depression “The bleakness of the landscape is unimaginable. It is as friendless and alien as a Dali painting. Ordinary concerns, such as work or friends, have no place here. Futility muffles thought; time elongates cruelly. Who is to blame for this situation? Those with depression think it must be them. Pointlessness and self-loathing govern them. So the natural final step is suicide. People with depression don’t kill themselves to frighten an errant boyfriend. They kill themselves because it is the obvious and right thing to do at that point. It is the only positive step they can think of.” -Kay McKall an Ipswich (UK) general practitioner and…

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    How To Help Someone With A Mental Illness

    How To Help Someone With A Mental Illness A family member, friend or coworker who cares about someone who is living with a mental illness can help in many ways. Your commitment to them can help them to feel supported in their recovery efforts, feel safe and begin to enjoy life.   Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder can make people feel isolated and alone and they withdraw from family and friends. They may feel hopeless at times, finding it difficult to do things they once enjoyed. You can provide encouragement.   How can you help? Consider your strengths and the time you have to give. You could call every other…

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    About Us

    About Us   What is The Depression Forums Team? We are a group of individuals, both male and female, who help to moderate The Depression Forums. Each of us has a personal reason for volunteering and giving of ourselves for a depression-based forum because each of us are either personally affected or recovering from a depressive illness or we have a loved one dealing with such an illness. We have between 10 – 15 members who function as VOLUNTEER Moderators on the team. They help us by being our eyes and ears during the daily running of The Depression Forums. Very little would be accomplished without such a great group…

  • Mental Health

    Sleep Apnea Tied to Depression

          Action Points A diagnosis of sleep apnea was associated with depression in both men and women in a study using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. Note that self-report of snorting and stopping breathing, but not snoring, also were associated with risk of depression, but the cross-sectional design precluded assigning causality.         Source: By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, Nurse Planner