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Sixteen steps to recovery

FourFourSeconds ago, I wrote a blog post on how to get over depression, a condition that affects about 1% of the population, but it was not the first time I wrote about depression in general.While depression is a very real and often frightening problem, it is not an insurmountable one and there are plenty of

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How to be more self-confident

A series of studies suggests that a positive self-esteem can be boosted by focusing on positive attributes of yourself, such as your work ethic, self-confidence, and intelligence.But how to get there?In a recent study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers asked participants to rate how confident they felt about their current

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How Depression Could Be Worse Than We Think

Depression is an ongoing and debilitating condition that causes severe mental health distress and can cause life-threatening illness, as well as a number of other complications.While there are many different forms of depression, depression is primarily a clinical condition, and many people with it experience severe psychological distress.Many people with depression are unaware of the

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Which mood disorder should I seek help for?

What’s depression?It’s a mood disorder that affects people from all ages, from people with mental health problems to people who are very old and people who have died.It can affect anyone who is depressed, from children to people with terminal illnesses.Depression can have a range of symptoms and symptoms can vary across people.It is a

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Which antidepressants work best for depression?

When it comes to antidepressants, they are typically prescribed for patients with mood disorders that affect their thinking, thinking styles, and behavior.While antidepressants have shown some promise in treating depression, their effectiveness has not been proven to be 100% reliable.The majority of studies have shown that antidepressant use for depression is associated with a drop

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How to recognise depression in a celebrity

You know someone with depression?It’s something you’re familiar with, a recurring thought, a feeling, an image that seems to come up whenever you think of them.Depression can affect anyone from a famous person to a celebrity, from the people you love to those you barely know.People with depression are also more likely to have difficulty

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Which is better for depression: prescription medication or a doctor’s visit?

Medical treatment for severe depression is better than a doctor visit if you are struggling to control your symptoms, a study has found.Symptoms include feelings of worthlessness and depression.However, treatment is often expensive and difficult to access for people who can’t afford to see a specialist.The researchers from the University of Melbourne say that if

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India’s depression rates to double in next three years

The National Crime Records Bureau says the nation’s rate of depression will triple in the next three decades to nearly 5 per cent in 2020 and 3.2 per cent by 2034, up from 2.9 per cent and 1.9 in 2020, according to data from the agency’s National Monitoring System (NMS).The NMS shows the country’s average