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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 to Deal With Depression in the U.S.

Depression is a medical diagnosis and is often treated as a mental illness.But it’s a very different diagnosis than other disorders like anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD.The difference is that depression is a real illness that affects everyone, and the treatments often work.There are two main types of depression.In the first category, depression is marked

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How to create depression artwork: Melancholic Depression

Melancholics, also called depressive disorder, is an emotion characterized by a sudden change in mood or emotion.Depression, or somatoform disorder, can be caused by an illness, a mental disorder, or both.Depressed Melancholy (aka melancholic depression) is an emotional disorder that occurs when a person experiences a severe drop in mood, feelings of depression, or other

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Sad anime characters and depression art

Sad anime character and depression artwork is all around us.We are used to seeing it on our television sets, and it’s one of the first things that we think of when we think about depression.But there’s no easy way to identify depression from a single image.There are lots of different symptoms that can come along

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Why is antidepressants so expensive?

How much does a medication cost for a single dose of antidepressants?And how much do they cost for multiple doses?This is the question we’ll tackle this week as we look at the costs of prescription drugs for depression.First, a bit of background:Antidepressants are medications used to treat depression.They work by changing the brain chemistry in

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Why is antidepressants so expensive?

How much does a medication cost for a single dose of antidepressants?And how much do they cost for multiple doses?This is the question we’ll tackle this week as we look at the costs of prescription drugs for depression.First, a bit of background:Antidepressants are medications used to treat depression.They work by changing the brain chemistry in

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Which tweets have been retweeted by the most depression-related tweets?

On Twitter, depression is the most-retweeted tweet.It has been retweeting by an estimated 5 million people in the past 12 months, according to the data.The tweet that started the trend?A woman saying that she “felt very, very lonely” and needed help.The trend continues with people asking for help from the hashtag #HelpMe.The hashtag was coined