signs of depression
“25 Things People Said That Were Actually Code for ’I’m Depressed’” was originally published on The Mighty. By Haley Quinn
From the weather to your lifestyle habits.
However, the researchers said their work opens up some exciting new possibilities for diagnosing depression and preventing
You're super-fidgety. The term "depressed" makes most of us think of someone who is low. Lagging in energy. Sleeping a lot
Suicide is neither contagious nor incited by conversation. Just as we teach our children to look both ways before they cross the street or to brush their teeth before bedtime, we need to arm them with the truth about depression and suicide.
Until we open up the conversation about treating mental illness and take away the shame that comes with it, to many suicide will still seem like the only way out of the pain that they are enduring.
Until recently, doctors didn't even think a woman could get depressed during pregnancy, because they believed antenatal hormones protected against it. The fact is, as many as 70% of women will experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy.
After the birth of my son, I wore one of three t-shirts. Ironically, it was a faded and loose "Life is Good" t-shirt. Looking at the words "Life is Good" on my t-shirt was like a daily reminder (or guilt trip, depending on the state of mind). I was suffering with postpartum depression, and the sight of myself in the mirror threatened my already fragile state.
Depression is a different type of beast, a "black dog," as Winston Churchill often used when describing his own signs and symptoms. How do you know if you're depressed and not just sad?
Family doctors and other primary care physicians are often the first health professionals to learn that a patient is depressed