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Depression

Things To Consider Before Taking Anti Depressants

1. The Underlying Theory is flawed. Anti depressants (e.g. Citalopram, Sertraline, Paroxetine, Fluoxetine) assume a physiological basis to depression, which as yet, has not proven. Some studies have found differences between the brains of individual with and without depression but these differences can be just as easily explained as being due to depression as well as being a cause of it. The fact that antidepressants do not work for everyone, do not prevent relapses of depression and that when the course of medication comes to an end symptoms return adds […]...

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Can You Inherit Depression?

by Dr Emma Gray - 25th September, 2014
Can You Inherit Depression?

The risk of you suffering from depression does increase if a member of your family also suffers from depression, however, this is not for the reasons that you may think. Depression is not a physiological problem; there is no indisputable evidence to show that depression is caused by a defect of deficit in the organic structure of the brain. Research that has detected structural differences between the brains of people with and without depression can be just as well explained as a consequence of depression than as a cause. The […]...

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4 Tips For Dealing With Negative Thoughts

4 Tips for Dealing with Negative Thoughts Negative thoughts are the main cause of many common mental health problems including anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, eating disorders (inc. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorders not otherwise specified {EDNOs}), obsessive compulsive disorder {OCD}, post traumatic stress disorder {PTSD} and relationship problems. Negative thoughts are in essence beliefs about oneself, others or the future that are inaccurate and/or unhelpful. The negative thoughts that result in mental health problems (e.g. anxiety and depression) are also very believable and so frequently […]...

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How To Cope With Depression

How to Cope with Depression Depression results from a combination of negative and/or self critical thoughts and self defeating or self destructive behaviours. Successfully resolving depression therefore involves resolving at least one of these issues. Often the first step in a person’s battle to overcome depression is to address the self defeating behaviours that are fuelling their low mood. This article will therefore focus on identifying and eradicating the self defeating and destructive behaviours associated with depression. When a person becomes depressed they usually stop engaging in behaviours that provide […]...

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