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Three Skills for Overcoming Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted Thu 13 May 2010 12:44pm   “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Author, Regina Brett The legal profession and those who shape it devote plenty of time to the practical side of being a lawyer; the nuts-and-bolts of how to do, for example, a Will and Estate.  Precious little time, however, is spent on teaching lawyers how to maneuver skillfully t ... Read on »
Bruce Levine: 5 Myths About Depression Treatments - Good News for Critically Thinking Depression Sufferers by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 9:00am A warning: for people satisfied with their standard depression treatments, debunking myths about them may be troubling. However, for critically thinking depression sufferers who have not been helped by antidepressants, psychotherapy, or other standard treatments, discovering truths about these treatments can provide ideas about what ma ... Read on »
Stuart Shipko: Depressed? Surviving Is the Antidote. by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Wed 19 Nov 2008 7:24am Depressed? You’re not alone. Or maybe you are … and maybe that’s the problem. Dr. Bruce E. Levine’s Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic delves into the roots of depression, questioning the common wisdom that depression is simply a disease or chemical imbalance. Dr. Levine believes these feelings are a normal reaction to a screwed-up situation: ... Read on »
On depression as an evolutionary prize by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 03 Mar 2010 6:05pm I have recently read several essays about depression as an artifact of evolution.  The basic line of reasoning is simple.  A lot of people are depressed.  Only those things that in some sense “work” survive the pressures of natural selection.  Depression must have survived because it serves an adaptive purpose.  And so the writers who bought in ... Read on »
Stomach upset in newborns may trigger later life depression by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 18 May 2011 12:00am - Depression and anxiety may result from short-term digestive irritation early in life, according to a study of laboratory rats by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings suggest that some human psyc ... Read on »
An excerpt from Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic for National Depression Awareness Month by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Oct 2010 6:00am The following is excerpted from Bruce Levine’s Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy. During her annual physical examination, a nurse friend of mine mentioned that she had been depressed. Her hurried physician tried his best to say something empathic: “So, who’s ... Read on »
Dealing with the Darker Months: Wisdom from Chinese Medicine by Marilyn Yohe, L.Ac., MAOM Licensed AcupuncturistHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 07 Jan 2011 1:39pm When I was in college, I did a 6-month off-campus study program in India. Being so far south, the hot season was can’t-move hot, and during the “cold” season you might need a light sweater in the evening. Living near the equator also meant that the length of the days didn’t change much at all from season to season. The sun rose at 6:30 AM a ... Read on »
Depression Sucks by Bradley .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Aug 2008 10:06am I haven't been posting as much as I use to. I'm sure that pleases many of you. I am Bipolar II, which typically tends to lean more towards depression and the upswings into mania are not so severe. The past couple of weeks I've been dealing with the depressive side. It wasn't long ago that when I was depressed, I would completely shut d ... Read on »
Anti-depressants and Fiscal Stimulus by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 May 2010 9:41pm Conventional wisdom holds that physicians can use anti-depressants to treat long term depression.  Many patients, however, spend years or even decades taking these drugs.  Is this how the inventors of anti-depressants believe they would be used? Author Robert Whitaker believes not : You find that even with major depression, in the pre-a ... Read on »
GENERAL ANXIETY DISORDER PANIC ATTACKS DEPRESSION OCD PHOBIA by David M. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 4:41pm Posted:  anxiety panic disorder Simply put is probably the most powerful yet simple way to release any and all Emotional negative states of mind that a person holds onto and interferes with life in general: WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR? Guardian is for every one of us that wants or needs to change something i ... Read on »