Better Chances for Recovery

Doctors, during their years of studying and practice, are taught almost everything they need to know about their field. However, no matter how expert medical practitioners may be, they still cannot make certain the future outcomes of their treatments. The highest that they can do is make predictions of the possible developments of their patients’ … Read more

Behavioral Activation May Be Effective for Depression

People with depression may find even the smallest task to be a huge obstacle that it keeps them from acting on things they need to address or work on. Too many times, moving forward in life poses a challenge and requires discomfort. Most people go through periods of adjustment during transition from middle school to … Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Depression

Research has shown that up to ten percent of depressed people also abuse alcohol. Many people abuse alcohol when depressed because it makes the sad feelings go away. However this is only a temporary “fix”. People abusing alcohol think they are treating their depression when in fact large amounts of alcohol can actually worsen the … Read more

Tips on Detecting Antidepressant Abuse

Treatment for depression and other anxiety disorders frequently calls for a prescription for antidepressants. However, using antidepressants is a double-edged sword. While it may reduce symptoms of depression and ultimately get rid of it, antidepressant use over a long period can cause the body to depend on it for stabilization. As such, people who have … Read more

Mental Illness: Getting Our Minds Around The Facts

A recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) found that many people know little or almost nothing about the warning signs, causes and effective treatments for mental illnesses-even though in any given year, one in five Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Each year, more people suffer from a mental illness than from … Read more

Using LSD and Illegal Drugs as Treatment for Depression

Sometimes young people try illegal drugs to fit in or just out of curiosity. But some often try it to escape reality for awhile to get “high”. A “high” is the feeling that drug users to describe certain feelings that are experienced after taking drugs. These feelings may be described as happy or spacey feelings. … Read more