If you are in crisis, get help immediately!

I decided this was important enough to deserve its own page: If you are in a serious depression right now, and you think you might be a danger to yourself, please reach out for support.  Keep reaching out until you get proper help. I would suggest starting by calling your …

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Is depression an emotion?

is depression an emotion?

Many people wonder, “Is depression an emotion, a disease, a state of mind, or something else entirely?”  The confusion comes up mostly because a lot of people use the word “depressed” to mean they feel sad or even very sad. Is depression an emotion?  No. The short answer is that …

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Best books on overcoming depression

This article provides a list of some of the best books on overcoming depression.  Often, the best way to overcome depression is what they call “bibliotherapy,” which is just therapy that comes from books.  There are a large number of books that have been written on the subject of depression. …

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Depression questions: FAQ about depression

Some people are only too well aware of all the signs and symptoms of their depression.  However, if you have never been depressed before, you may not recognize the signs.  Someone recently asked, “Can you be depressed and not know it?”  Another person asked, “Is depression an emotion?”  This article will …

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Coming out of depression

Coming out of depression How to do it and what does it feel like? Depression is a difficult illness and coming out of depression may seem out of reach.  However, even if things seem hopeless, recovery is possible.  In fact coming out of depression is more than possible; it is …

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Ketamine treatment for depression shows promise

Major depression is a complex disorder that usually requires a multi-layered approach to treatment.  This is because the root cause of extreme depression is often biological, psychological, and social.  We will discuss the nature of depression and the potential treatments for it in other articles on this site.  This article focuses …

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