depression

The Antidepressant Diet: Eat Well, Feel Better

An antidepressant diet can’t cure psychological disorders on its own. However, nutrition is a key part of a multidisciplinary approach to treat depression. Something as simple as eating anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C can help you…

Deprax: Uses and Side Effects

Deprax is a second-generation antidepressant. Its active substance is trazodone and it’s used to treat chronic depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Although it works fast and has great effects, we can’t ignore its side effects.

Cyclothymia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The defining feature of cyclothymia (also called cyclothymic disorder) is chronic mood fluctuations or changes. You could say that it’s like bipolar disorder’s “little brother”. For people with cyclothymia, the mood fluctuations consist of numerous, distinct periods of hypomanic and depressive symptoms. But the key feature is…

Grief Doesn’t Heal Without Acceptance

After the death of a loved one or a breakup, among many other situations that can happen, we all agree on one thing: we all feel grief. But sometimes we get stuck in that stage. We forget that grief doesn’t…

Chronic Sadness and Dysthymia: Is There a Cure?

Persistent depressive disorder doesn’t always respond to a medicine-based approach. The chronic apathy, hopelessness, and depressive moods have a more complex origin than we would have thought. When we apply neuropsychology to the study of dysthymia, it reminds us that…

Myths about grief: traps when managing loss

There is as much grief as there are important losses, and every person goes through it differently. However, as it happens with other phenomena, there are some myths about grief that should be clarified, especially because they condition the emotions…

The Stress of Being a Housewife

We could devote hundreds of pages to the topic of stress itself. However, there are some people who are especially susceptible to the effects of stress. In this case, we’re talking about housewives. We may think that the role of a…

When You Don’t Feel Anything During Depression

Everybody has dealt with depression at some point or another. Some people experience a mixture of sadness and anger combined with dejection. On the other hand, others feel a void and a total absence of emotions. Depression is like having lead…

Sertraline: how does it work? what are the side effects?

Sertraline is one of the most well-known psychotropic drugs for the treatment of major depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and obsessive compulsive thoughts. You may also know Sertraline as its commercial name, Zoloft. Although the drug doesn’t cure…

Escitalopram: Its Use and Side Effects

Acute depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder… These are all very real conditions, and many people suffer greatly with their symptoms. They also have something else in common: they are often treated with escitalopram (Cipralex). This is an antidepressant drug, one…

The Power of Positive Thinking/Positive Affirmation

Positive thinking, if well-managed, makes us stronger against mood disorders. Depression has many causes. However, thoughts about low self esteem, of being unworthy, or not being good enough play an important role in depression. With positive thinking, you can change…

Children of Depressed Mothers

Human beings are, to a large extent, the product of their environment. The people who take care of us during our first years of life play a decisive role in what we’ll become. Hence, the children of depressed mothers have…

7 Keys to Stop Worrying too much

Some people have the habit of worrying too much about things. This is popularly known as extreme anxiety. It means thinking constantly, losing ability to function and filling oneself with anguish. In other words, thinking too much, doing little, feeling…

Autumn is the Year’s Sunday

Most of the time we forget that a change in the year’s seasons means our bodies have to do some important adapting. Less sunlight during the autumn and winter seasons, for example, has a direct impact on your mood. Do you feel…