Depression: Treating Depression With Medication

Depression: Treating Depression With Medication Antidepressants are medications used to treat depression. There are a variety of medications that can be used to treat depression. These antidepressants all work to take away or reduce the symptoms of depression. Your mental health professional chooses which antidepressant medicine to give you based on your symptoms, the presence… Continue reading Depression: Treating Depression With Medication

Is Your Antidepressant Working?

Is Your Antidepressant Working? Most antidepressants work by changing the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. In people with depression, the cells in the brain do not have access to the correct amount of these chemical messengers. Antidepressants make the chemicals more available to brain cells. Antidepressants can be prescribed by any doctor, but people… Continue reading Is Your Antidepressant Working?

What Are SSRIs?

What Are SSRIs? Everyone feels down from time to time. But for people with depression, the feelings of sadness can be so severe that they interfere with everyday life. It can become hard to function at home or at work, and the feelings can lead to a variety of physical and emotional problems. However, depression… Continue reading What Are SSRIs?

Depression Medicines

Depression Medicines Not only does it take time to get an accurate depression diagnosis, finding the right medication to treat depression can be a complicated, delicate process. Someone may have a serious medical problem, such as heart disease or liver or kidney disease, that could make some antidepressants unsafe. The antidepressant could be ineffective for… Continue reading Depression Medicines

10 Natural Depression Treatments

10 Natural Depression Treatments Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You’re not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior — your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking — are all natural depression treatments. These tips can help… Continue reading 10 Natural Depression Treatments

Depression: Signs Your Medication Isn’t Working

Depression: Signs Your Medication Isn’t Working Antidepressants won’t cure your depression, but they can help you manage its symptoms. Still, finding the right medication can take some trial and error. Not all medications work for all people. It’s important to know the signs that a medication you’re taking may not be right for you. You… Continue reading Depression: Signs Your Medication Isn’t Working

Untreated Depression

Untreated Depression Untreated clinical depression is a serious problem. Untreated depression increases the chance of risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol addiction. It also can ruin relationships, cause problems at work, and make it difficult to overcome serious illnesses. Clinical depression, also known as major depression, is an illness that involves the body, mood,… Continue reading Untreated Depression

The Basics: Depression

The Basics: Depression Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 19, 2017 Reviewed by Neha Pathak on December 19, 2017 Sources World Health Organization: “Depression.”; Mayo Clinic: “Depression.”; American Psychiatric Association: “What Is Depression?”; Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Understand the Facts: Depression.”; Getty; Comstock Images;i Stock/Getty Images Plus; Thinkstock; AudioJungle; Rike; Vanessa Clara Ann… Continue reading The Basics: Depression

New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression

New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression Medication can be used as an add-on therapy to antidepressants By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new drug to treat schizophrenia and depression has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Rexulti (brexpiprazole) tablets can be used to treat adults… Continue reading New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression