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6 Reasons Men Keep Their Depression a Secret

In U.S. culture and around the world, men are taught to hide real feelings and suppress emotions deep down inside, which is one of the major reasons depression in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Men are less likely than women to ask for help when it comes to depression. Many don’t even realize there’s a …

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What Are the Major Symptoms of Atypical Depression?

Do you believe that you or someone you love is struggling with depression? If so, it’s essential to know that there are different types of depression, each with its own symptoms. For example, atypical depression is a specific form of major depressive disorder (MDD). Mental health experts and professionals call it “atypical” precisely because symptoms …

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Depression is a mental health issue that can disrupt a person’s life in all ways. You might wonder: is my loved one struggling with depression? Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if someone is going through a tough time or is dealing with depression. If you feel that you or a loved one is …

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The Connection Between Depression and Addiction

No one can deny the connection between depression and addiction. However, the correlation between the two is not always linear. Whether you or someone you care about struggles with depression or addiction, understanding how the two are connected is essential to finding the best treatment possible for improved mental health and quality of life. For …

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Anxiety vs. Depression

On the surface, anxiety and depression seem entirely dissimilar. After all, people imagine anxiety as something more active and pressing, while depression is more of a backdrop. But when it comes to anxiety vs. depression, people struggling with them find few differences. Instead of the differences between anxiety and depression, there are many more similarities—and …

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Does Clinical Depression Respond Better to Inpatient or Outpatient Treatment?

When clinical depression strikes, what is the best way to receive treatment? Some patients could be better off checking into a 24-hour mental health treatment center where they can receive round-the-clock help. Day programs could better serve other patients, allowing them to maintain their daily lives while working to overcome depression. However, a few patients …

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Major Depressive Disorder in Women

Major depressive disorder is the term doctors use to officially describe one of America’s most common mental health issues: major depression. Research indicates that there’s a higher chance of major depression in women occurring than in men. That’s true, in part, because women have gender-specific risks for a condition called postpartum depression, which sometimes meets …

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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

Many people suffering from major depressive disorder wonder whether or not their condition warrants proper treatment, whether by means of medication or a full rehab program. Rehab is, of course, not just limited to the scope of drug or alcohol addiction recovery. Both inpatient and outpatient rehab treatment can be massively beneficial for those whose …

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Effective Treatment for Depressive Personality Traits

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mental health condition characterized by the presence of several different symptoms that leave affected individuals in chronically depressed or melancholy moods. The presence of depressive personality traits can seriously diminish a person’s sense of well-being, especially when these traits appear in combination with diagnosable major depression. Many people who …

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Nurture Your Recovery With Nature

As a result of the first Earth Day in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Earth Day also raised a conversation about the importance of sustainability of our ecosystems and being good stewards of the planet. But as we seek the most …

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