Does Depression Go Away on Its Own? Emil Kraepelin (1856-1926), who coined the term "manic depressive," found that in contrast to patients suffering from dementia praecox (schizophrenia), those suffering manic depression had a relatively good prognosis, with 60% to 70% of patients suffering only one attack and attacks lasting, on average, seven months. Modern drug trials for antidepressants seldom take into account the fact that people with depression often get better on their own. The typical randomized controlled trial (RCT) has a placebo arm and a treatment arm, but no non-placebo/non-treatment arm (otherwise known as a wait-list arm). It's commonly assumed that people who get better on placebo, in drug trials, are experiencing the placebo effect when in reality a certain number of people just get better on their own even without placebo. Hence, the placebo effect is almost certainly overstated. But do people really get better on their own?
Cause of depression still eludes us, says neuroscientist We don't know what is wrong with the brains in people suffering from depression. On theory is that depression is connected to the amount of the neurotransmitter serotonin inside our brains. (Photo: Colourbox) Albert Gjedde, MD, is a neuroscientist and probes people's heads to see how their brains work. He is head of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at Copenhagen University.
Pentagon researching ‘narrative networks’ as way to hijack the brain with false stories J. D. HeyesNaturalNews 5 Reasons It's So Hard to Combat Anxiety and Depression and What You Can Do April 2, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 million children and adults get diagnosed with depression each year and that depression is the leading cause of disability for adults age 15-44?
Stress and Depression Stress and depression have quite the cause and effect relationship. See how they continually fuel each other and what you can do to break the cycle. Transcript: Stress and depression have quite the relationship. That's because stress increases levels of the hormone... How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits Home » Health » How Long to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits Taking a nap, we’ve seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. Scientists offer recommendations for planning your perfect nap, including how long to nap and when. The sleep experts in the article say a 10-to-20-minute power nap gives you the best “bang for your buck,” but depending on what you want the nap to do for you, other durations might be ideal: For a quick boost of alertness, experts say a 10-to-20-minute power nap is adequate for getting back to work in a pinch.
Blackness ever blackening: my lifetime of depression I was such a moody child. That’s what my parents said. “She’s such a moody child.” “Why are you such a moody child?” 11 ways to beat depression naturally The other day I saw a report that said that one in 10 Americans older than 12 take antidepressants. That seems sad to me. But what was truly shocking was that less than a third of the people taking these drugs have seen a mental health professional in the last year — and most people who take these drugs don't need them.
Antidepressants Affect Feelings of Love for Partner Taking antidepressants may affect people's feelings of love and attachment, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men's feelings of love tended to be affected more than women's by taking antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which work mainly through the serotonin system. In contrast, drugs called tricyclic antidepressants, which affect the serotonin system less, seem to affect women's feelings of love more than men's, the researchers said. Dealing with Depression: Self-Help & Coping Tips to Overcome Depression The road to depression recovery Recovering from depression requires action, but taking action when you’re depressed is hard. In fact, just thinking about the things you should do to feel better, like going for a walk or spending time with friends, can be exhausting.
Me, My Selfie and I See also: 7 Tips For Great Selfies It's official: 2013 is the year that the selfie came into its own. The self-taken mobile photo now boasts its own art exhibition as well as a new linguistic status—Oxford Dictionaries just added the word in August, making it a legitimate part of the English language. (Update: Oxford has made named it the word of the year for 2013.) Four-question test ID's women with depression A surprisingly simple decision-making tool shows promise as a way for physicians to identify people with depression. An answer to the first of four questions was all that researchers usually needed to identify women who weren’t depressed, say psychologist Mirjam Jenny of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and her colleagues. Using all four questions, this tool spotted depressed women about as well as two more-complex methods, Jenny’s team reports June 24 in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. If the findings hold up in other studies, physicians and other professionals with no mental-health training could use this brief technique to tag individuals who need thorough depression evaluations. “This decision tree can be used to screen for depression, but not to reach a final diagnosis,” Jenny says.
10 ways to try beat depression Depression is a gripping, horrible and very sad illness. And at some point in most peoples lives, it will happen. Depression can come in many ways and different people will react differently to depression. It can happen for many reasons, bereavement, illness divorce or the break down of a relationship, money worries or fear from past events. These top ten ways to try beat depression and based on tried and tested idea's used on myself and others I know. wait but why: Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y. I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group—I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A GYPSY is a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. So Lucy’s enjoying her GYPSY life, and she’s very pleased to be Lucy.