depression

Transdiagnostic Therapy for Anxiety

In the last decade, clinical psychology has seen numerous advances in the types of treatments available to help patients. One of them is transdiagnostic therapy. Usually, therapists learn to use a specific treatment for each psychopathology. However, some studies have…

Exercise and Mental Health: How Much Is Too Much?

Exercise and mental health directly impact your overall health. Many studies suggest that exercise helps people cope with mental health problems and that it significantly boosts their well-being. However, a recent study confirmed a hypothesis that should come as a warning…

Bipolar Disorder and Relationships

The most common symptoms of bipolar disorder are sustained, quick, and drastic changes in someone’s mood. These fluctuations considerably affect an affected person’s ability to adapt. In this regard, bipolar disorder and relationships is a complicated combination. The typical bipolar…

Three Keys to Mending Your Broken Spirit

We all go through bad and depressing experiences. A heated discussion, being the target of injustice, or other bad situations may leave a mark. They cause a sadness that doesn’t go away. Thus, it’s important to know how to mend your…

Learned Helplessness: A Psychological Anchor

Learned helplessness is a relatively new concept in psychology. However, due to the fact that it’s been related to depression, it’s become quite popular. But what’s learned helplessness? Well, as its name suggests, it is indeed a learned behavior. Namely, it’s…

The Ancient Greek Cure for Depression and Anxiety

The Ancient Greek cure for depression and anxiety is based on an interesting holistic approach, a well-known lifestyle known as “bios pythagorikos”. This lifestyle is related to healthy habits, diet, exercise, and, particularly, mental development. Tending to the body and mind…

Batman: Hero or Antihero

Batman is a complex hero with a dark past. He’s a shadow who vowed to fight darkness although he was fighting his own demons. Besides his trademark Batsuit, Batman’s universe revolves around darkness. This darkness consumes both himself and Gotham…

The Relationship Between Depression and Sexual Relations

Depression affects every aspect of a person’s life, including sexuality and sexual relations. Despite what many people may believe, depression and being sad aren’t the same things. Depression goes beyond what some psychopathology manuals describe. In reality, an individual with…

The Health Effects of Bullying

Bullying negatively affects our health. This behavior that hurts, humiliates, and invalidates people doesn’t just lead to anxiety or stress. Anyone who’s been bullied can develop depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, or even insomnia. They can even suffer these effects…

Five Habits of People who Hide Their Depression

Hidden depression is a condition when the sufferer doesn’t manifest typical symptoms of depression, but instead other patterns and traits under which they hide it. In fact, the first to overlook this situation is the one who’s suffering from it.…

Lisa Simpson: The Burden of Being Smart

The Simpsons is perhaps the most popular animated sitcom of all time. Almost everyone has seen at least one episode of this series. But what lies behind the jokes they make in the show? In this article, we reflect on…

The Effects of Benzodiazepines

It’s 10:30 p.m. and I just took a dose of Alprazolam. I didn’t take a high dose, but I’m not used to this medicine and its effect is more intense. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine that’s prescribed to treat panic and…

Positive Memories Can Help You Fight Depression

Remembering pleasant times can help you feel better. Positive memories can be really powerful for your mental well-being. Aside from helping you regulate your emotions better, they may have a positive effect on stress-induced depression. A group of scientists carried…

Post-Adoption Depression: A Misunderstood Issue

Post-adoption depression is a common response to all the changes that stem from an adoption. New experiences, plus not knowing some of the adopted child’s needs, sometimes make the adoptive parents feel overwhelmed. Adoption is a challenge that comes with physical…

Types of Insomnia: Causes and Treatment

When we have trouble sleeping, we tend to think we have insomnia. Did you know that there are different types of insomnia? Actually, each one of them requires a different treatment. In this article, we’ll focus on the different types of…

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

Depression is darkness, reluctance, despair, and sadness. There are many adjectives that have been used to define it. Either way, its effects are devastating. Clinical or major depression results in a persistent depressed mood or loss of interest. Sleep difficulties, reduced…

Does Depression Cause Fatigue?

People with depression are more vulnerable to fatigue. Simple chores, like bathing and getting out of bed, may require more effort on their part. In addition, fatigue can play a role in other byproducts of depression, such as abstinence and…

Antidepressant or SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome

SSRI discontinuation syndrome arises when, after taking SSRIs for a certain period of time, you abruptly stop taking them. The body can’t adapt to this sudden serotonin drop. This leads to symptoms such as nausea, trembling, migraines, sleep disorders, etc. Before…