Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a moderate to severe depression that can be experienced by a woman after giving birth. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word postpartum means ‘occurring in or being the period following parturition’. Women can experience postpartum depression soon after birth up to a year after delivery, but it usually occurs within 3 ...

How to Deal With Depression

how to deal with depression

Everyone occasionally feels sad or blue. Usually these feelings are short-lived and will pass within a few days. When you suffer from clinical depression, however, these feelings will interfere with your daily life and cause pain for both you and your loved ones. Left untreated, clinical depression can only get worse. It is therefore imperative ...

Types of Depression

Types of Depression

Depression is the feeling of being sad and gloomy for extended periods of time. And in psychology, depression is characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, anhedonia, feeling extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, and thoughts of death. The most common types of depression are: Major depression Atypical depression Psychotic depression Dysthymia Manic depression Signs of Major depression Major depression ...

How to Tell If You’re Really Depressed

Martha E. Wittenberg, M.D., MPH

Martha E. Wittenberg, M.D., MPH Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when those feelings are severe and long-lasting, you may be clinically depressed. Major depression is relatively common and represents a serious global health issue. In 2002, major depression was the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide. The condition is also linked to other serious illnesses. ...

How Seasons Affect Moods

Gina Heyen, LCMFT

Gina Heyen, LCMFT Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. ...