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Depressed and Mildly Manic
Most of the time you suffer from the blues. You're more down than up. But on some of your good days, you have lots of energy, get tons of things done and feel really, really good.
The Deadly Side of Happy
If it's such a happy place to live, one wonders why people would choose to end their lives. But it turns out that the happiest places on earth are also the deadliest in terms of suicide rates.
Aspirin Makes Common Antidepressants Less Effective
You regularly take aspirin or ibuprofen for everyday aches and pains, along with your anti-depressants. You also notice that you're still having symptoms of depression. It turns out the aspirin is interfering with your anti-depressants.
Antidepressants Not a Cure-All for Depression
You're taking an antidepressant and feeling better overall but still have bouts of sadness. Or, maybe you're still having trouble with insomnia or finding it hard to concentrate. You're not alone - not by a long shot.
Alcohol and Anti-depressants Don't Mix
Most doctors prescribing anti-depressants recommend that their patients do not consume alcohol. When patients ignore this advice and decide to drink while taking their medication they may feel increasingly depressed and becoming excessively intoxicated.
Are your kids listening to too much music?
The amount of music your child is listening to may affect their mood. Research shows kids are exposed to at least ten hours worth of media a day. A new link has been found between children that listen to a large amount of music and suffering from depression.
Blood Type: Depressed?
Doctors will often collect information on a depressed patient's daily activities and various moods. For the first time, a blood test will give doctors relevant biological and physiological data linked to an individual's depression.
Traumatic Brain Injury Leads to Major Depressive Disorder
Having a traumatic brain injury is a scary, life changing event. It is now known that the risk of developing major depression during the first year after a brain injury is quite high.
Violence: Side Effect of Perscription Drugs
Illegal street drugs are not the only drugs associated with violent behavior. Various prescription drugs have been linked to violent outbursts, even homicide, by mental health patients.
Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis Dilemma
Proper diagnosis of bipolar disorder and depression should include an extensive patient evaluation. Doctors need access to information regarding details about one's moods, psychotic thoughts, manic periods and family history.