Nearly 7 percent of all U.S. adults suffer from depression, making it one of the most common mental health disorders.October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. As the days begin to shorten and activities move indoors, Neuropsychologist Derek Phillips, PsyD, MSCP, offers some advice on how to improve your own mental health and […]
The holidays can be stressful. Shopping, social events, debt, and other pressures can lead to anxiety. Missing loved ones, and stewing about past events can also contribute.
Some young adults who constantly reach for their smartphones might be anxious or depressed, preliminary research suggests. A study of more than 300 college students found heavier technology use was tied to greater risk for anxiety and depression, particularly among those using the devices as a “security blanket” — to avoid dealing with unpleasant experiences […]
Join SBL Psychiatrist Johnathon Yost, MD, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers Richard McDade and Jennifer Ogle, and host Lori Banks as they discuss depression on Being Well. The live program airs at 7 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 19, on WEIU TV and encourages you to phone in or email your questions to be answered on the […]
The holidays can be stressful. Shopping, social events, debt, and other pressures can lead to anxiety. Missing loved ones, and stewing about past events can also contribute. This change from your everyday routine can cause you to neglect good nutrition. And, you are more likely to skip exercise. Together, these factors can lead to holiday […]
Counseling, also called talk therapy, has been found to be as effective as medication in treating mild to moderate depression. When done by a trained professional, this treatment is a powerful way to better understand your thoughts and feelings. Like medications, it may take time before you notice how much counseling is helping.
Moodiness is normal in teenagers. A condition called depression is more than just moodiness. It’s a serious but treatable illness that affects your child’s mood and behavior. Your teen has been showing signs of depression. Below is more information on this often misunderstood condition.
Everyone feels down at times. The blues are a natural part of life. But an unhappy period that’s intense or lasts for more than a couple of weeks can be a sign of depression. Depression is a serious illness. It can disrupt the lives of family and friends. If you know someone you think may be depressed, […]
America has a weight problem. More than one-third of U.S. adults are classified as overweight or obese. And the trend shows no signs of slowing down.