Depression and Anxiety

Roughly 46% of all Americans will struggle with a mental health disorder in their lifetime, while another 5% of adults struggle with a mental health disorder each year. Mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety, can cause disabling symptoms when left untreated. Depression and anxiety can make it difficult to work or further your education,…

The One-Hour-Per-Week Therapy Session

Therapy has become almost commonplace in the modern era, at least throughout the developed world. As therapy has become run-of-the-mill, the one-hour-per-week therapy session has become standard along with it. Given the dominance of the one-hour weekly session, it is somewhat surprising that there is so little in the way of actual scientific basis for…

Depression Affects More Than Mood

Depression is a mood disorder, but it never affects a person’s mood alone. Depression is characterized by chronic sadness, low motivation and energy, trouble sleeping and a distinct loss of enjoyment in life. In some instances, depression becomes so severe that a person despairs of life itself and suicide is considered a viable option. But…

Finding Depression’s Breaking Point

At what point does an emotionally healthy person cross into depression, and can it be predicted? One depression therapy is to ask patients to record their mood throughout the day in order to track mood patterns and potential triggers. What if your smartphone were to question you repeatedly through the day about how you were…

The Difficulties of Bipolar Mothers 

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder affecting literally millions of Americans. Some of those struggling to overcome intense mood swings are brand new mothers. A study of women with various kinds of mental health disorders found that pregnant and post-partum moms with bipolar may have the toughest time of all. Researchers from Brown University conducted…