depression

Motherhood: An Earthquake of the Soul

We now know a lot about what being a mother means. However, few probably take a very realistic approach to the crisis that motherhood entails for many women. Laura Gutman addresses the topic in her book “Maternity, coming face to face with…

Depression Rates Have Risen by 18%

According to concerning data from the World Health Organization (WHO), depression rates have risen by 18% all around the world. Of course, most of us feel sad now and then due to things like losing a loved one, breaking up…

Thyroid Disorders and Depression

Although they are two separate illnesses, we have known about the relationship between thyroid disorders and depression for a long time. It is common for hypothyroid patients to feel fatigued, discouraged, or apathetic. It can get to the point where they end…

Optimistic People Need to Cry Too

Even the most optimistic, energetic, sunny people know what it’s like to go through depression. Those of us who brighten people’s lives with our smiles, openness and joy also have the need at times to vent, cry and heal our wounds and…

Do All Roads Lead to Neuroticism?

Neuroticism is a personality trait that has a significant biological foundation. It makes people with it vulnerable to psychological disorders because it’s associated with both poor stress management and a tendency to expose oneself to psychologically damaging stimuli. Being highly…

11 of the Best Ways to Treat Depression

There’s not just one way to treat depression. Every person has their own black holes and hidden strengths. There are many different strategies that can be used to awaken those strengths and calm the desperation, the sleepless nights, the fear,…

Why Gratitude is Good for Your Health

 Gratitude is good for you — amazingly healthy for those who practice it. Being grateful not only helps us cultivate emotional well-being and regulate stress, but also has a positive impact on our physical health. It’s not too surprising that gratitude…