For some people, the summer can be especially challenging. With COVID, this year’s summer plans may have changed, been curtailed, or cancelled. All of this extra free time can begin to feel uncomfortable, like living in a vacuum- empty or numb, troubled and too quiet.
As someone who has lived with clinical depression for almost a decade, I’ve learned a lot about what depression is, what it means to me, and how it looks in my day-to-day life. One of the most important things that’s helped me manage my clinical depression is to do research on what it is, why it’s different from other forms of depression, and what that means for me.
Many people believe that the process of taking an antidepressant for depression or anxiety is linear; you begin taking medication, it starts working, and when you feel better, you simply stop taking it. However, the reality is more complex. Here, we map out the typical journey people experience on an antidepressant and explain a few ways to ensure you get the best care and results.
Here’s a shocking statistic: according to one study, upwards of 1 in 25 US adults have self-injured in some way. This number is even higher among teens and college students; researchers estimate that 17-35% of college students have self-injured in some way.
If you are someone who is considering or already taking antidepressant medication, it’s important to know facts such as what an antidepressant is, how they metabolize in your body, and how they actually help you feel better.
It became clear to me at an early age that I would be on a journey with my mental health, but it took until adulthood to really understand what exactly this journey would entail.
Psychiatrist Dr. Adam Ruggle’s perspective on the common misunderstandings about these medications for mental health.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have experienced profound changes to our daily routines. We find ourselves unable to engage in activities we enjoyed and, in many cases, unable to be with our family and friends. Perhaps one of the most drastic changes has been the transition to working from home.
For many with treatment-resistant depression, finding an effective antidepressant often involves a long and tenuous trial-and-error process. Here are some ways that can help you find a plan that works for you.
In this post, we’ve picked out five of the best anxiety and depression self-help books for you–these are the treasures among the thousands of options out there. We’ve also designated each with a particular characteristic in an effort to better match each book with a specific problem-solving style.