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Living With a Depressed Husband

Anxiety & Depression

Question: My husband is clinically depressed and was diagnosed almost a year ago. He has tried so many different meds and none seem to help him. He also has seen several different doctors, but still no relief from this disease. I hate that. I can’t talk to anyone about his illness because of the stigma … Read more…

11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

If your mind were a diesel engine, anxiety would be the leaded gas that was accidentally poured in and responsible for all the burps and stutters. Even more so than depression, I think, anxiety is the big disabler in my life, with a capital D. That is why I try to nip my anxiety in … Read more…

Could Depression be caused by an infection?

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Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their depression and mental disorders. If that didn’t work, he moved on to… read more

What Is Dawn Simulation?

What Is Dawn Simulation? Dawn simulation involves the use of a device with electronic controls and shielded incandescent or halogen lamps to mimic the natural gradual increase in light that occurs at sunrise.   Why Is a Dawn Simulator Used? One obvious application for Dawn Simulator… read more

Hurting on the inside

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Hurting on the inside. For too many local families teen depression has had a tragic end. Avery Cantor, a Lafayette High junior, was a 4.4 GPA student, on two varsity teams and the features editor for the Image. More importantly, she was a caring person. According to her mother, Carol, Avery often would offer a … Read more…

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more…

Successful People with Mental Illness

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Several Years ago our NAMI friends came out with a poster “People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives” listing famous and successful people with mental illness. The idea was to increase public awareness of the contributions of people with mental illness. The poster was also a confirmation that people with mental illnesses could accomplish anything. … Read more…

What Is Depression?

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from: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/index.shtml Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you. Depression is a common but serious illness. Many people with a depressive illness … Read more…

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