Depression Treatment

It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint Dealing With The Black Dog

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lloyd

She and her RIOT squad where born out of the black dog. To overcome her depression (and hers was pretty bad) Vicky started to run. She is the one that told me that depression is often the curse of the brave - that sufferers are those people who push themselves to the point of breaking.

What Is Depression And How Can You Beat It?

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Depression is a cheat. It doesn't play by the rules, it will twist and manipulate anything and everything to support its cause. It devalues all you do and makes you only pay attention to the things that fit with the 'you're crap' narrative.

On Failure, Depression And Beating The Odds Through Creativity

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Just as vulnerability is helpful in the right doses, so is failure.

Making Sure Young People and Families Have Their Say About Treatment For Depression

Rosa Town | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Rosa Town

UK parents of children with depression have an exciting and opportunity to contribute to this project and to have a say about the treatment of depression. The project team have developed a Survey Monkey questionnaire that allows parents to give their opinions on the most important questions that come up when choosing care or treatment for depression, and we would love to hear your views.

The Moment That Taught Me Not to Fear Depression

Karin Sieger | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Depression can be frightening. Often we can doubt whether it will ever get better. Being told that it can, is what we want to hear - even if we may find it hard to believe. Being told that we are the one, who has to take responsibility and do something about it, is not something we may want to hear.

The Trial and Error Days of Antidepressant Drug Treatment Could Soon Be Over

Cal Strode | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

It is rare in science that a study will show 100% anything. Today this has happened. Scientists at Kings College London have developed a blood test that they say 'accurately and reliably predicts whether people living with depression will respond to common antidepressants'. This could mark a real sea change in antidepressant drug treatment.

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

Paul McGregor | Posted 27.11.2016 | 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 29.07.2016 | 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...