About Depression

In my research for writing, I come across a number of health articles related to this site – these are ones about depression.

From the National Institutes of Health:

An easy-to-read booklet on depression in women that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help

Do you feel very tired, helpless, and hopeless? Are you sad most of the time, and take no pleasure in your family, friends, or hobbies? Are you having trouble working, sleeping, eating, and functioning? Have you felt this way for a long time?

If so, you may have depression.

Click on the link for the free booklet:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-in-women/index.shtml

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How Serotonin Works: Findings Point to New Treatments for Schizophrenia and Depression
From Science Daily

Scripps Research Institute scientists have shown for the first time that the neurotransmitter serotonin uses a specialized signaling pathway to mediate biological functions that are distinct from the signaling pathways used by hallucinogenic substances. The new findings could have a profound effect on the development of new therapies for a number of disorders, including schizophrenia and depression.

Click on the link for the full article:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101005171034.htm

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From Mercola.com

Sleep deprivation is such a chronic condition these days that you might not even realize you suffer from it. Science has now established that a sleep deficit can have serious, far reaching effects on your health, including depression.

Check out the full article:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/02/secrets-to-a-good-night-sleep.aspx

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The Next post will be about one of the other health issues related to this site.

Until next time,

Karen Cioffi
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