Depression can often be alleviated with Chinese herbs. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views depression as a chest problem more than a brain problem.
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.
This article outlines popular yoga exercises to combat depression that people of all fitness levels can do.
Bipolar patients can experience specific medical conditions at a much higher rate than the general public. Here we look at the evidence to suggest that bipolar disorder is associated with a greater risk of heart disease.
Patients with bipolar disorder are vulnerable to developing a host of co-morbidities, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. This article focuses on the association between bipolar disorder and diabetes.
Half of all episodes of major depression last more than three months, and over fifteen percent last more than five years. Here we review the factors that determine the duration of a depressive episode and what factors affect treatments.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as depressive disorder, particularly in primary care settings. This article discusses the use of a simple screening methodology to improve detection rate for bipolar disorder in primary care setting.
What is the link between exercise and depression? Learn about a study which confirms that exercise treatment works to eliminate major depressive disorder in diagnosed patients.
Schizophrenia, a term meaning “split mind,” is a very serious form of mental illness. Most often it strikes in the early years of life.
Many people claim to suffer from seasonal affective disorder, a downturn in mood brought on by the long grey winter months. It’s a poorly understood condition, but a new study claims a genetic mutation in the eye may be to blame.
Treat conditions such as dizziness, migraines, memory problems and depression with all natural remedies and treatments instead of addictive and harmful drugs.