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Mental Illnesses That Occur With Depression

Major depressive disorder is a mental disorder characterized by the following: persistent depressed or low mood diminished interest or pleasure in activities significant increase or decrease in appetite or weight insomnia or sleeping too much fatigue or loss of energy feelings of worthlessness or guilt problems with thinking and concentration recurrent thoughts of death or […]

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How Long Should I Take Antidepressants?

This is a difficult question. Unfortunately, if a person has experienced depression, there is a substantial likelihood that he will survive it again. It is assumed that the risk of … More

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Are Antidepressants Addictive?

No, none of the drugs that are used as antidepressants currently are not addictive. Approximately 10% of antidepressant treatment causes side effects that require immediate … More

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Do Antidepressants Make You Fat?

In fact, no one can gain weight from one tablet. And the myth is the belief that lithium provokes the accumulation of water in the body and, consequently, obesity. We can not, … More

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Depression and Work Disability

Being depressed makes life difficult in nearly every way. It’s difficult to get up out of bed in the morning, difficult to keep up with your own grooming needs, difficult to think … More

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Dealing with High Profile Suicide

The recent loss of Robin Williams to suicide rocked the country and the world. However, for a subsection of the population his death held special meaning. This is the percentage of … More

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A History of Psychoactive Drugs

In 1987, Eli Lilly and Company was given the green light by the government to begin marketing a new antidepressant drug called fluoxetine, better known as Prozac. By 1990, Prozac … More

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Are Intelligent People More Depressed?

It has been noted in various studies that people with higher IQ tend to be more depressed or unhappy with life. The intelligent people tend to look at the bigger picture in … More