Life isn't always pleasant or easy, but feeling constantly unhappy—or so unhappy you can't function—is a problem you can overcome. Depression can make you feel sad, mad, or empty and numb, but there's a lot you can do to start to feel more positive, happy, and energetic again.
Depression drains your energy and hope, making it difficult to take the action needed to feel better. But even small steps can get you started on the path to feeling happier and healthier.
For parents, it isn't always easy to differentiate between normal teenage growing pains and depression. Fortunately, it’s treatable and there's a lot you can do to help.
The teenage years can be really tough so it’s normal to feel sad or irritable sometimes. But if you feel overwhelmingly hopeless and helpless, you may be suffering from depression.
Having a baby is stressful, but if you're suffering from postpartum depression, there’s plenty you can do to feel better and get back on the road to happy motherhood.
If the shorter days and colder weather make it tough to function in winter, there are steps you can take to overcome seasonal affective disorder and keep your mood stable throughout the year.
While depression medication aims to stimulate the brain chemically, the brain can also safely be stimulated electrically using magnetic fields with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
When you’re suffering from deep, disabling depression, the idea that a pill can give you back your life is incredibly appealing. But are antidepressants always the best treatment option?