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Cannabis and Depression: Treatment or Danger?

    With many states changing laws about marijuana use, from allowing medical marijuana for certain conditions to legalizing its use recreationally, many questions are arising about the safety and uses of marijuana. What is cannabis and how is it used? Cannabis sativa and cannabis indica are plants in the nettle family that have grown […]

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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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Caring for Someone with Depression

 Caring for someone with depression can be a complex challenge. When a loved one is clinically depressed, you want to be there, but you may not know what is helpful and … More

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Depression and Social Networking

 Social media is pervasive in our society. Just about everyone is familiar with social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. They have become … More

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Depression in Older Adults

  Depression is a common problem amongst older adults and the elderly, but it is not a normal part of ageing. The physical health problems that many elderly … More