Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Teen Depression webinar on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Expert Presenter, Matthew Selekman, MSW, LCSW, with mother and daughter, Elizabeth and Danielle discuss how families can recognize resiliency and work toward solutions. The program is designed for parents, caregivers, school educators and … Read more
Getting a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis is like jumping into an unknown pool. The initial plunge – the instant your body breaks water – can feel like a shock to your system. But once you’re there, in the water, if given the proper tools and support, you may find you’re able to swim, and that life … Read more
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As daylight hours decrease and temperatures start to cool down, we’re more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression related to a change in seasons. Its main cause is that change in light, which affects our levels of melatonin and circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) as well as our levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitter … Read more
A new generation of drugs could change the way depression is treated. It started out as LY110141. Its inventor, Eli Lilly, was not sure what to do with it. Eventually the company found that it seemed to make depressed people happier. So, with much publicity and clever branding, Prozac was born. Prozac would transform the … Read more
Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Presenters, Dr. Marcy Thompson and mental health advocate Pata Suyemoto, will discuss difficult situations that can arise for families living with bipolar disorder and offer some suggestions for how to … Read more