Daily Archives: September 19, 2016

The Difficult Truth About Depression: It’s a Forever Kind of Illness

I overheard my husband describing my health to someone on the phone the other day. “She’s definitely better,” he said. “She’s trying a lot of new things. It’s hard to say what’s helping the most.” “Well, she’ll always have it. … Continue reading

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10 Drug-Free Therapies for Depression

According to the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D)study, an unbiased investigation funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, at standard doses of the most commonly used class of antidepressants (SSRIs), only 30 percent of people with severe … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Manage Weight Gain on Psychiatric Medications

Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight — or more — from psychiatric meds. In a study funded … Continue reading

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