Discontinuation Syndrome with SSRI medications differs from the classical withdrawal syndrome associated with CNS depressant drugs. Learn what to look for and how to come safely off your medication with these tips. Read More
The holiday season is not just a time for traditional festivities, merry making, good will and celebrating with loved ones. For some, it's the loneliest time of the year. Living with depression can make it even tougher. Read More
It’s that time of year again – when the days become shorter and darkness punches in earlier at the time clock. And just like clockwork, a great number of children and adults fall into a predictable set of symptoms, commonly called "Seasonal Affective Disorder". Read More
Tennis champion, Cliff Richey, talks with Dr. Deborah Serani on how to defeat depression. In his autobiography, "Acing Depression," Richey's story of depression and redemption is sure to inspire anyone whose life is touched by mental illness.
Learning how to deal with stigma can be easier when you know the different kinds of stigmatizing experiences. There are five levels of stigma that can affect your daily living experiences if you have depression. Stigmatizing beliefs occur on a personal level, in the general public, within professions, via labels and by associative connections. Read More
When I asked Delta Burke to read my book on depression, I never thought a meaningful friendship would develop. But it did. Lesson learned is that depression doesn't care who you are, where you've been or what you've done in your life. Talking openly about your experiences, though, can help you heal and help others find their way as well. Read More
Living with depression requires you to understand that you have two calendars. One that keeps the time and date, and the other that holds the emotional experiences of those events. Being mindful about what lies ahead on your time calendar can help you avoid mood swings and relapses. Read More
"Here One Day" is a documentary by filmmaker Kathy Leichter about the suicide of her mother. Filmed by the winner of the 2010 Excellence in Cinematography Award at The Sundance Film Festival, this touching documentary shows what happens to those left behind after a loved ones dies by suicide. Read More
The first celebrity I ever heard talk openly about depression was Dick Cavett. Learning of Cavett's depression was extraordinarily meaningful for me, because it offered a sense of relief from the shame I was experiencing from my own major depressive episode. Read More
When you're living with depression, it's important to know that there's also a physiological influence to the food you consume. The chemical structure of what you eat communicates with your body, which can affect cognition, influence mood and physical body states. When you're depressed, you need to feed your mind body and soul with all things good.
Move over Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. It's time to get schooled about the 5R's known as Response, Remission, Recovery, Relapse and Recurrence. If you're living with depression, or any chronic illness for that matter, you will likely move through many, if not all of these clinical experiences. Read More
Jessie Close didn't know she was living with a Mood disorder until she was 47 years old. Up until then, the younger sister of Hollywood legend, Glenn Close, endured depression, suicide attempts and alcoholism for as long as she can remember. Read More
If there was a contest for napping, I'd take first place. I can nap anywhere, anytime. It's one of my many talents. Even my cat's in awe of my skills.Just about everyday around 2:00 pm, I can be found catnapping in a chair, at my desk or if I'm lucky, in a sunny spot somewhere. I fall into this semiconscious place where I'm not sound asleep but I'm not fully awake either. Read More
As a young girl, I always felt this looming sense of sadness. I remember feeling tired and sullen a good deal of the time when I was in school. These feelings didn't get much better when I was at home either. Like Eeyore, the glum little donkey from the Hundred Acre Wood, I was known as a sad-sack to friends and family. Read More