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Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

If you have had a child in the past year and are feeling somewhat down, you may be asking yourself if you are experiencing postpartum depression. Though depression can manifest itself in different ways, here are some things to look for: Difficulty concentrating Do you find it hard to focus on a specific task? Are […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: An Introduction

Do you prefer the sunny months of June, July, and August? Are the first warm days of spring especially sweet to you? Do you tend to gain weight during the winter? If you are struggling with depression and find that you can relate to some of these statements, you may be dealing with a specific […]

Treating Depression with Medication: Tricyclic Antidepressants

Although Tricyclic Antidepressants are rarely prescribed, there are certain situations when they are the best choice. In some cases, patients will simply not see any improvement after undergoing regimens of treatment with other types of antidepressants. Occasionally, a patient will not be able to take any other type of medication and will have TCAs as […]

Depression Treatment Techniques Used in Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy is used to change negative ideas and behaviors into positive ones. By working as a team, therapist and patient examine the patient’s thoughts and actions. They analyze the truth or reality of those thoughts. Actions are tested to see if they were the best choice in the circumstances or there were other, perhaps […]