Links Between Hypothyroidism and Depression

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for abnormally low function in your thyroid gland, a small structure at the base of your neck responsible for producing two different hormones that play a crucial role in your everyday health. Some people develop an overt, symptom-causing problem called clinical hypothyroidism, while others develop a normally symptom-free condition called…

Is Depression Causing You to Make Poor Decisions?

Under favorable circumstances, most people will do their best to think logically and make good decisions. However, life frequently produces circumstances that are far from favorable, and the impact of adverse conditions can significantly degrade the quality of the decision-making process. In a study published in 2009 in the journal Psychological Science, a team of…

Angry, Hostile Men May Have Depression

When someone is asked to visualize an individual with depression, they may imagine a withdrawn person sadly and quietly sitting away from others or curled up sleepless in a bed. Both images are silent and sad. But the characteristics of depression are not always so quiet. For men, many times the signs and symptoms of…

Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression

Having a baby is usually a joyous occasion. After a safe delivery, maternal instincts begin to grow. Bonding begins as a mother finally gets to hold her child in her arms and continues through each feeding, swaddling, and kiss goodnight. But some women cannot enjoy these wonderful new bonding emotions and, rather, find themselves drifting…