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Weight gain and depression

Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and Depression

Weight Gain and DepressionWeight gain and changes to appetite can be a symptom of depression as well as a side effect of some antidepressants. Members on MyDepressionTeam have a wide range of experiences with gaining weight. Weight gain as a...
Posted 06/13/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing depression, saying...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Are You Afraid To Say No?

Are You Afraid To Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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What Michael Phelps' Depression Reveal Does for the Rest of Us

What Michael Phelps' Depression Reveal Does for the Rest of Us

When Olympic swimming champion and world-record holder Michael Phelps revealed he lives with depression, he said, "If I can get one message out there, it's that it's OK not to be OK." His announcement caused a wave of empathy and validation to...
Posted 04/19/2019
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Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

Many Say Ketamine Eased Their Depression, But Is It Safe?

By Carole Tanzer MillerHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Dec. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Jen Godfrey couldn't shake the "deep cloud" that lingered even after she found an antidepressant she could tolerate.Then a string of stressors hit -- five years...
Posted 02/22/2019
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More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most

More Are Seeking Mental Health Care, But Not Always Those Who Need It Most

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- On the surface, the news looks good for America's mental health -- a new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more...
Posted 12/20/2018
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AHA: Postpartum Depression May Raise Heart Risks

AHA: Postpartum Depression May Raise Heart Risks

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Otherwise healthy women diagnosed with postpartum depression may be at higher risk of a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, a new study suggests.Acting on mounting evidence linking clinical...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyDepressionTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with depression isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share what...
Posted 11/20/2018
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