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Tag: Depression

Mental Illness Should Not Be a Secret

By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020 Secrets and lies. That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness. The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few…
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Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function NIH Research Study

This study seeks depressed participants to test effects of the combination of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychotherapy on brain function. This study is enrolling eligible adults ages 18-65 with major depressive disorder, who are free of other serious medical conditions. If you are currently taking anti-depressants, you may still be eligible. This inpatient…
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5 Reminders for Survivors of Trauma

By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC | Jan. 17, 2020 In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our…
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Personal Stories Growing Up With A Parent Experiencing Bipolar Disorder by Michelle Dickinson-Moravek   When you love someone with bipolar disorder, life can be very unpredictable. In my case, it was my mother who struggled with this illness. She was in and out of the hospital half a dozen times throughout my childhood. She was…
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Joshua A Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

NIMH Director: I’m Optimistic about Depression

By Joshua Gordon on May 13, 2019 As Lydia* walked into my office, I could see all was not well with her even before she sat down. She moved slowly, much more so than would be expected for a woman in her early 60s. Her face was impassive and didn’t display any of the usual warmth, curiosity,…
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A Parent’s Guide To Mental Health For College Students

How do you recognize the difference between a sad mood and depression? Would you know what to say or do if your child expressed suicidal thoughts?

How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

You Don’t Look Like You Have Depression

I don’t “look” like I have depression because we are encouraged to carry on as best we can given the circumstances. I don’t have any outward signs of my condition but this doesn’t make it any less real.

Research Opportunity: Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function

This study is enrolling eligible adults ages 18-65 with major depressive disorder, who are free of other serious medical conditions. If you are currently taking anti-depressants, you may still be eligible.

Types Of Medication

Some people are afraid that taking a medication will change their personality, but most find that medication allows them to take charge of their lives. Medications for mental health conditions fall into the following major categories: Antipsychotics Antipsychotics developed in the mid-20th century are often referred to as first-generation or typical antipsychotics, while antipsychotics developed more…
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