Stress and depression are prevalent among college students, with the demanding academic environment, social pressures, and life transitions often taking a toll on mental health. As students strive to excel academically while navigating personal challenges, taking care of one’s mental health becomes paramount for overall well-being. When student stress leads…

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As the seasons change and spring emerges, many people experience a shift in mood. While some may feel rejuvenated and energized by the warmer weather and longer days, others may struggle with feelings of sadness, lack of energy, or low mood. But are these seasonal “springtime blues” a sign of…

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is a prevalent mental health condition that affects many new mothers worldwide. According to the CDC, it affects about 1 in 8 new mothers in the US (1). While the postpartum, or after birth period, is often portrayed as a time of joy and bonding, it can…

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When it comes to mental health, women face unique challenges that contribute to higher rates of depression compared to men. This gender disparity in mental health outcomes, often referred to as the “gender depression gap,” highlights the need for greater understanding and support for women’s mental health. On a more…

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Depression is a complex and challenging mental health condition that often requires a personalized approach to treatment. Not everyone responds well to every treatment, and it can take some time to find the right treatment—or combination of treatments—that works for you.  While traditional types of antidepressants, such as selective serotonin…

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As the new year begins, many people consider making resolutions to enhance their well-being. One growing trend gaining popularity is “Dry January,” a movement encouraging people to abstain from alcohol for the entire month. This isn’t just a way to cut calories or avoid hangovers—cutting down on drinking, or cutting…

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Depression is a widespread and debilitating mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. It can lead to a range of symptoms, including persistent sadness, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, and even thoughts of self-harm or suicide. The conventional treatment options for depression, such…

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Depression can affect anyone, at any time, but for some of us, a low mood with depressive symptoms tends to coincide with specific times of the year. This is related to what is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition that affects, on average, 5% of the US population…

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Why does depression tend to lead to weight gain or loss, how are weight changes linked to depression, and how can weight management help your depression treatment? Why Can Depression Make Your Weight Change? When you search for the symptoms of depression, you’ll likely see both weight loss and weight…

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 Many people may not realize that a common sign of depression can include difficulty with memory (forgetfulness) and concentration. For someone with depression, the ability to multitask, remember appointments, and make payments on time can seem overwhelming and, at times, impossible. Depression affects many cognitive functions (thinking skills) that contribute…

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