It is estimated that approximately 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lives. The USA has one of the highest lifetime rates of bipolar disorder with 4.4% of the population living with the condition. 30 March 2018 is World Bipolar Day – an initiative … Read more
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
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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
Mental illness is extremely tough — both struggling through it yourself, to having a loved one who is struggling with it. I have been on both sides of the coin. Currently, I am dealing with anxiety and depression. I have dealt with it for the past six years, and every single day is a blessing … Read more