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5 Ways to Prevent Holiday Depression

5 Ways to Prevent Holiday Depression

Don't let the poor weather, family dramas, or a tight holiday budget get you down. With so much to enjoy during the holiday season, there is also plenty that can take a negative toll on your mood. When left unaddressed, …

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3 Reasons Cardio is Good for Teens

3 Reasons Cardio is Good for Teens

Fight the sedentary lifestyle and get your teen moving. Learn more about why cardiovascular exercise is so important for teenagers. With video games, cell phones, TV, social networking, and internet browsing, it is no wonder American teens are not very …

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Seniors and Depression: Advice for Caretakers

Seniors and Depression: Advice for Caretakers

Caring for an elderly family member or friend is more than tending to their physical well-being as mental status could also become an issue. If you provide care for an elderly person, whether it is a family member or friend, …

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Signs of Seasonal Depression

Signs of Seasonal Depression

There are some telltale signs that someone is suffering from seasonal depression. Not feeling like your usual self and wondering if you might be suffering from seasonal depression? There are some telltale signs of seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder or …

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Cancer & Depression

Cancer & Depression

When patients receive a cancer diagnosis, depression sometimes follows. According to the National Cancer Institute, depression, sadness and grief are often experienced by patients and are a normal reaction to the crisis of a cancer diagnosis.   Depression Symptoms Major …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, which is also referred to as SAD, is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of depression and is thought to be associated with seasonal variations in light. Seasonal affective disorder was originally identified and named in the …

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Holiday Blues or Depression?

Holiday Blues or Depression?

According to the American Psychological Association, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, there are many people who experience feelings of stress, sadness, disappointment and fatigue when wishes for a blissful holiday season are not fulfilled. Spending a protracted period of time …

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Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

By Dr. Aditya Sharma, Medical Director of Adult Psychiatric Services at Medical Center of McKinney Depression is one of the most often experienced psychiatric illnesses. In fact, 9.9 million American adults suffer from depression in a given year. That is …

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