Depression & Mood Disorders

Depression and other common mood disorders affect men and women of all ages and can develop at any point in someone’s life. Major depression is one common mood disorder, along with bipolar disorder, minor depression, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum, manic disorder and others.
Wondering if your symptoms could signal depression? Looking for information on treatment methods or want to help a loved one cope with their symptoms? Explore articles, information and insight into the causes, symptoms, treatments and myths of depression and other mood disorders.

Treating Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a severe and chronic disease. Here we discuss the treatment of bipolar disorder and how treatments can affect the outcomes of manic and depressive episodes.

Incidence & Prevalence of Major Depression

Major depression affects up to 20% of Americans and puts considerable strain on society in term of reduction in productivity and treatment costs. Here we review the impact of major depression, looking at the incidence and prevalence of such a disorder.

Major Depressive Disorder: Recurrence and Relapse

The risk of relapse for someone with major depression exceeds 80% and patients having had a first episode are understood to experience further episodes on average four more times during their lifetime. Here we discuss major depressive episodes in terms of relapse and recurrence.

Facts About Depression

Everyone goes through times in their lives where they just have “the blues”, it is usually a response to a specific incident in their life, i.e. job loss, death in the family, etc. But this is not depression. Here we discuss the key facts about depression and why it is commonly misinterpreted?

Understanding Bipolar Disorder Depression

It is important to consider the relationship between bipolar disorder and mitochondrial disease when studying bipolar disorder as a form of depression. It is also important to understand the signs and symptoms for effective treatment of this serious condition.