No matter what the cause of depression, negative thinking can keep you from getting better. Find out how to break the cycle and get to a happier place using these 12 tips recommended by therapists. View slideshow
About 70% of people in the United States are overweight and, in a catch-22, many of the drugs used to treat conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can cause weight gain. Here are 13 drugs that could cause you to put on pounds. View slideshow
Depression affects nearly 16 million Americans annually, and a large portion of those people take antidepressant drugs. If you don't respond to antidepressants (or even if you do), you may want to explore nondrug remedies to lift your depression. View slideshow
When most people think of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or shock therapy, they imagine a strapped-down patient writhing in pain, or an outdated, barbaric treatment no longer in use. Here are some common myths and facts about the procedure.
A mother of three lost a decade to mental illness. Now she is smiling again
After years of therapy, drugs, and psychiatric hospitals, Beth Jerman, 40, of Huntsville, Ala., had given up hope. But her husband never did. He successfully lobbied their insurer to cover the $70,000 cost of a controversial treatment for severe depression. Now Jerman is back to being "a normal mom." Read More
Mounting evidence suggests fish like salmon really is brain food
Overfed and overweight, it seems unlikely that most Americans would be deficient in fat. But there is one we are missing: omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, flaxseed, and some nuts. It is thought that this deficiency may cause or worsen depression in some people... Read More
The research is mixed, but many depression sufferers swear by it
If Jennisse Peatick, 36, ever had to stop exercisingwell, the idea leaves her almost speechless. She doesn't know what would happen. "I started exercising because I was getting fat and I realized it was helping me deal with my ongoing depression," she says... Read More
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