Depression symptoms

Exercise and mental health

Does Exercise Help Depression?

According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the most prevalent disorders; it affects approximately 280 million people worldwide. It is a significant contributor to the global disease burden and one of the leading causes of disability. Depression differs from regular mood swings, which are emotional reactions to everyday…

Can depression be genetic

Is Depression Genetically Inherited?

Depression is the most prevalent mental health condition that affects millions of people. There are many different risk factors for developing this complex mental disorder, and one of the elements that can cause depression is genetics. However, although you might be more prone to depression due to your genes, the condition may…

Beck depression inventory

What Is the Beck Depression Inventory and How to Use It

Depression is a frequent psychiatric condition in the US. It has a negative impact on one’s feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Fortunately, it can be treated. The symptoms of depression may vary from one person to another. But, there are still specific diagnostic criteria that help to identify if a person has the disorder or not. Additionally, the degree…

Depression and weight gain

Do Depression and Weight Gain Go Hand in Hand?

A bidirectional connection between depression and weight gain is possible, meaning that the state of one influences the other. Over the years, numerous studies have revealed a connection between depression and weight increase, with many pointing to a reciprocal association. In other words, a weight increase may cause depressive…

Interpersonal therapy

Interpersonal Therapy: A Depression Treatment That Works

Depression is a debilitating disorder that affects approximately one in ten adults in the USA. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and improve the overall outlook. One such first-line treatment to achieve better mental health for people with depression is interpersonal therapy. In this article, we will discuss…

Does depression go away

Can Depression Go Away on Its Own?

The symptoms and duration of depression vary widely from person to person, depending on multiple factors. For some, the depressive episode is usually transient, resolving after only a few days. However, others experience a protracted battle with this mental health disorder and only see depression getting worse. The varying nature…

Post vacation depression

What is Post-holiday Blues and How to Deal With It

The end-of-year holidays are long and demand more emotion and finances than other holidays. Therefore, you can quickly slip into post-vacation depression. In fact, statistics indicate that 68% report financial strains after the Christmas season, while 63% experience lots of pressure. Moreover, individuals who spend the holidays alone…

Depression and guilt

5 Ways to Deal with a Feeling of Guilt from Depression

Feeling embarrassed or regretful for an action with adverse effects is often appropriate and logical, as it helps to realign with personal values. But such feelings can be damaging when they are excessive and unjustifiable, resulting from the perception of personal failure. Such is the guilt that occurs in psychological disorders, including…

How to get motivated when depressed

How to Get More Motivated When You are Depressed

While everyone struggles with a lack of motivation to accomplish tasks from time to time, people with depression oscillate between low energy and no motivation to do anything. Even finding the motivation to complete the simplest daily tasks, such as brushing and other personal needs, becomes difficult. According to the…

How to diagnose depression

How is Depression Diagnosed in Adults

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects every part of a person’s life. There is no single 100% definitive test for depression, so it is especially important to turn to a professional if you suspect having any form of this disorder. Mental health providers will use different techniques to evaluate your mental state and will support you…