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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

The leading cause of disability, major depressive disorder impacts about 16.1 million adults and 25 million people of all ages in the U.S. and more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a serious but treatable illness characterized by intense feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger or apathy. Although many people respond to a combination…

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6 Reasons Men Keep Their Depression a Secret

By Kenneth England, MFT, Primary Therapist, Promises Malibu My son was 2 years old when he started preschool. I was astounded when I discovered they were teaching kids that young how to say, “I don’t like that.” Both boys and girls were encouraged to speak up for themselves. My son was shown how to express…

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Neurofeedback for Depression

Depression is the general term for a group of separate but related mental illnesses, although most people associate the word with one specific condition: major depressive disorder or major depression. Doctors and researchers continually explore new and improved methods of combating this condition, which affects millions of Americans. One new approach to depression treatment is…

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How to Talk to Your Husband About Depression

When you are concerned that a loved one is struggling with depression, it is natural to want to help. When the sufferer is your husband, it can be more difficult. Depression can put a strain on your marriage. You likely have seen firsthand your husband’s recent irritability, difficulty sleeping and a gradual withdrawal from people…

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Depression Risk Factors and Protective Factors

Around 14.8 million Americans suffer from depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s the third most common cause of hospitalization for Americans ages 18 to 44 and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Learn about some of the conditions that may put you at greater risk for depression, and what you can…