When Hospitalization Is Needed for Depression

Depression is not only one of the most common types of mental illness, it is also one of the most treatable. In most cases, treatment involves outpatient psychotherapy and /or medication. Many individuals experience at least some – if not significant – reduction in symptoms with proper treatment. However, some situations require psychiatric inpatient treatment.…

Depression Is Not a Sign of Weakness

Depression is a serious psychiatric disorder that affects millions of people at some point in their lives. It can be a brief episode in response to an obvious stressor or a recurring, chronic and even lifelong battle. The impact of depression is not to be underestimated, as it is ranked by the World Health Organization…

Low Grade Depression

Most parents are familiar with the term low grade fever. A child who has a slight temperature, not high enough to arouse alarm and yet, not quite normal is described as running a low grade temperature. Dysthymia is a term used by psychologists to describe something similar in terms of mood function. Dysthymia describes a…