Cannabis and Depression: Treatment or Danger?

using drugs to treat depression

    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 […]

Depression and Lyme Disease: It’s Not All in Your Head

lyme disease bacteria causing depression like symptoms

  It is estimated that from 240,000 to 440,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick that is infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, and is generally treated with a short course of antibiotics. However, as Lyme disease becomes more of an epidemic in […]

Depression and Social Networking

depression caused by social media

  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 part of our society to such a degree that most of us have an online personality as well as a private personality. We spend hours of time watching […]

Symptoms and Treatment of Depression in Men

depression in men problems

    Depression is a very difficult, painful and disruptive disorder for everyone who suffers from it. Depression can make you feel consistently sad, unable to enjoy life, exhausted, and make general day to day activities feel impossible. Depressed people also have difficulty making decisions, have sleep difficulties and thoughts of self-harm or suicide. It […]

Depression in Older Adults

elderly prone to depression

    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 patients experience can be correlated with onset of clinical depression. Along with other issues such as mental and physical decline, loss of work, and grief, the […]

Depression or Bipolar Disorder?

mood disorders can be treated

  Depression and bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic-depression, are both part of a group of mental disorders known as mood disorders. Mood disorders encompass a wide variety of mood issues, all of which share groups of mood-related symptoms. Psychiatrists and psychologists are trained to properly diagnose mood and other disorders using a set of […]

Nutritional Deficiencies that can Mimic Depression

nutritional problems causing depression

    Although most people understand the connection between nutrition and physical health, few are aware of the connection between good nutrition and mental health. Depression is generally looked at as a strictly emotional or biochemical disorder. However, like the rest of our bodies, those biochemicals in the brain are created from the foods we […]

Stress and Depression: Tips to Cope with Stress

ways to handle stress

  Nobody can avoid stress, it is a normal and natural part of life. Stress is simply a fact of life, and evolution has bestowed upon our brains many mechanisms for handling the ups and downs of our lives. Our brains are built with multiple systems, from neurochemicals that shut off stress hormones to whole […]