Are You Depressed, Or Just Human?

Depression can be devastating. Its worst form, major depressive disorder, is marked by all-encompassing low mood, thoughts of worthlessness, isolation, and loss of interest or pleasure in most or all activities. But this clinical description misses the deep, experiential horror of the condition; the suffocating sense of despair that can make life seem too arduous […]

Combat’s Hidden Toll: 1 in 10 Soldiers Report Mental Health Problems

Soldiers Report PTSD Symptoms and Other Mental Health Problems   By KIM CAROLLO ABCNews Medical Unit June 9, 2010 Even though he’s retired from active military duty, CSM Samuel Rhodes still suffers from deep emotional wounds. “I had to take this afternoon off from work today because of anxiety,” he said. “And sometimes, if I’m […]

Men & Women are Different!

There is a difference in the way men experience depression and the women do.  It is quite remarkable to look at both. How do women experience depression? Depression is more common among women than among men. Biological, life cycle, hormonal and psychosocial factors unique to women may be linked to women’s higher depression rate. Researchers […]