Depression INFO CENTER

Meds vs Therapy to Prevent Return of Depression

Prescription medication and cognitive therapy are common treatments for individuals battling depression. Both of these treatments aim to help a depressed person get rid of negative thoughts over the long haul.

Can You Prevent Depression Before It Arrives?

Mental health disorders can be challenging to treat in some patients. In a perfect world, a condition like depression could be prevented before it occurs. That may sometimes be possible for at-risk teens.

Don't Blame the Game

Video games often get a bad rep for causing all sorts of problems among youth. Violence in games especially concerns some people, but is the concern justified?

Depression Different for Men Than Women

Symptoms of depression may not be the same for both men and women. But these differences don’t mean that depression is more common for one gender over the other.

Taking Antidepressants When the Baby's Due

Women who have anxiety or depression have important decisions to make about their medications when they are pregnant. Though these medications may carry some risks, not taking them has risks too.

Staying Informed to Stay on Medication

Understanding basic health information — in other words, health literacy — can help patients make the right health decisions and take their medications correctly.

Mental Illness Slowed Flow of Productive Juices

Mental illness and substance abuse can keep people from being able to work. Better treatment services may help boost productivity among persons with a mental health disorder.

Grandma, What a Big Job You Have!

Almost four million grandmothers live in homes with their grandchildren. About a third of these women are also the main "parents" for their grandchildren, which can take a toll.

Warrior Pose: Fight Back Depression

Some individuals use yoga for fitness, some for relaxation and some for spiritual reasons. Another possible benefit of practicing yoga is improved mental health.

Cancer Survivors Not Seeking Help for Depression

Long-term treatment can affect how cancer survivors manage in the world. The fancy phrase for this is “psychosocial functioning.”  A recent study looked at how head and neck cancer survivors get along after treatment.