depression

food for depression

08 Aug: 9 Amazing Foods That Fight Depression Better Than Medication!

Depression often seems brought on by external events. Everything seems to lack significance. The whole world fails to bring you joy. Something seems to be missing. Nothing makes you happy. What can bring you true joy? What happened to make you so sad? We tend to look for answers on the outside, often the reasons for depression lie on the inside. Your constant sadness stems from a chemical imbalance in the brain. The body produces something called serotonin. Serotonin performs a number of different functions in the brain. This includes helping you regulate your mood. Studies show a definite link between low serotonin and depression. High serotonin means an elevated mood. Serotonin isn’t alone in helping elevate your mood. Other…

Escitalopram

03 Aug: This Is How Escitalopram Can Benefit More Than Just Your Mood

If you suffer from depression, you may feel that no one else understands the pain you’re going through. Yet, the reality is that depression affects 40 million adults in the United States alone. This makes it the country’s most common mental illness. Are you on the fence about whether to get help? If so, it’s important to know there are medications, such as¬†Escitalopram, designed to reduce anxiety and depression. They work by restoring the balance of chemicals in your brain, helping you feel more like yourself. This knowledge could be lifesaving. Though the condition is prevalent, only one-third of those in the U.S. suffering from depression seek medical treatment. In Canada, one in four residents suffers from a form of…

30 Aug: An atypical antidepressant for atypical depression

Major depressive disorder affects approximately 15 million American adults in the U.S. in a given year, and a first pharmacological line of defense is often a prescription for an SSRI such as Prozac, Celexa, or Zoloft. (These drugs have been favored since the late 1980s for the treatment of depression as they are generally well tolerated, have fewer side effects than their predecessors the MAOIs, and help a great many people.) However, people suffering from atypical depression (characterized by hunger and sleepiness, rather than loss of appetite and insomnia) may have different needs in an antidepressant and should discuss with their doctor options such as Bupropion SR (familiarly known by its GlaxoSmithKline trade name, Wellbutrin), which could help where popular…