Depression Treatment

Five Ways to Boost Your Mood and Help Depression as a Man

Paul McGregor | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul McGregor

A lot of men suffer with depression. Low mood, anxiety, stress, low self worth and letting ourselves go physically are all symptoms. One in four men...

Diary of a Breakdown: The Next Crash

Melanie Scagliarini | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Scagliarini

It was the first time that I had visited A&E and not had to wait. I was raced into the medical room on a gurney, electrodes were stuck on my body to check my heart was not about to collapse. Blood tests taken to check my liver was still functioning and calculate exactly just what I had thrown down my throat.

Depression: 14 Important Insights

Karen Young | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Chances are that in your lifetime you'll be one of two people - depressed or close to someone who is. For this reason, having a basic understanding of depression is fast becoming a life skill. Here are 14 important insights.

Failure to Tackle Depression Is Lack of Political Will

Terezia Farkas | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Terezia Farkas

The challenge is getting politicians to show leadership and maximize the benefits for families, communities, and the country. We need to tackle depression with the same vigour and determination we have for balancing the economy or keeping immigrants out of the country.

Ten Signs You Are Addicted to Toxic Emotions

Alexandra Massey | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Toxic emotions are stored in the drug store buried deep in our inner world. Open the door and you'll find bottles of fear, shame, excitement, stress, self-hate, lust and worry. The more we thrive on these emotions, the harder it is to live without them.

Three Ways to Prevent Those Mistakes You Make From Triggering Your Depression

Danny Baker | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

When you're suffering from depression, you're your own worst bully, and when you make a mistake - no matter how small - you drop the hammer on yourself. You beat yourself up endlessly, and as a result, plunge yourself into a pit of despair.

The Dilemma of Public Vs Private Mental Health Care

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

So having being dealt disappointing cards by the NHS that left me defiant in my plea to never attend therapy and reluctant to trust anybody again, a few years later I was ushered into private therapy.

Robin Williams Didn't Recover From Depression, But That Doesn't Mean You Can't

Danny Baker | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

One Facebook status that alarmed me greatly. "If Robin Williams, with all the money and resources he had at his disposal, wasn't able to recover from depression, then what hope do I have?" ... I'm going to give you five reasons why you CAN recover from depression, even though Robin Williams sadly didn't.

Make Mental Health a Core Part of School Curriculum!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Schools, you either love them or hate them, a little bit like Marmite I guess. Some say school years are the best years of your life, some even say school reminds them of their youth. But what do you think of when you reminisce about your youth? Do you see school as a good thing or do you feel let down by your school?

Three Ways to Break Free of Anxiety for Good

Alexandra Massey | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Since I've practiced these steps I've discovered lightness and ease that has replaced the anxiety. I now see that my need to try and control the future left me no room to enjoy today. The drive to control every outcome has left me, yet nothing outside has changed. I had been trying to find happiness but instead I've learnt to be free of unhappiness.

New Treatments For Depression Reported Beyond Prozac And Proloft

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new study looking at what causes depression may open the door to new treatments beyond antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft. Reporting in t...

Emotional Weeding to Help You Overcome Feeling Depressed

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Have you ever felt like you are losing touch with yourself? Or have you ever felt like you do not know yourself anymore? Losing connection to one's inner drive and motivation is common and often brings people to counselling or therapy. Do you recognize any of the following?

Sleep Drug Modafinil Could Be Used To Treat Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Anti-depressants are not a one-size fits all solution for people with depression and for some, they aren't compatible at all. A new study gives fr...

How Is Depression Different In Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Movember may be a time where your normally clean-shaven boyfriend ditches the shaver to grow a moustache - and looks hilarious - but behind the fuzzy ...

Why Are We So Afraid to Talk About Depression?

Adam Croft | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Croft

Winston Churchill called it the 'Black Dog'. Every year, thousands of people in Britain die because of it. One in three people will suffer from it at some point in their life. Why, then, are we so afraid to talk about depression? The problem is particularly striking amongst my own demographic, young men under the age of thirty.

Watch Out for the January Blues

Marian Dwyer | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marian Dwyer

For many, the season of goodwill will have been a far cry from the ideal of family gatherings overflowing with gifts and laughter and will instead have been a period haunted by disappointment, anxiety, sadness, depression or even suicidal thoughts.

The Crying Game? When Crying is Good for You - And When It Isn't

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Andy Murray will be remembered for crying after his Wimbledon Final just as much for his gutsy tennis. He said, through his tears, he was getting closer to eventual victory - but is his emotional reaction revealing the real truth of the matter?

The Club Drug Cure - Ketamine Treats Depression

Laura Knowles | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I read something crazy this weekend. Doctors have made an incredible discovery - apparently Special K cures depression! No not the Kelloggs cereal. Sp...

Could Ketamine Offer An Instant Remedy For Depression?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Ketamine, a powerful anaesthetic drug that is used as a horse tranquiliser and is also sold illegally among clubbers as a recreational drug, may be ab...

Could Music Help Treat Depression? | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

If you turn on the radio when you want to cheer yourself up, you may have the right idea according to a new study. Scientists in Finland carried ou...