Depression Treatment Plan: Why am I Depressed?

depression treatment plan

Being depressed is frustrating, but there are some concrete steps you can take to help yourself get better. A good depression treatment plan is the key.   There is no blood test for depression, no easy way to “prove” that you are depressed, and sometimes you might even not fully acknowledge …

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Effective Treatments for Depression: How to Cure Depression

effective treatments for depression

This article is called, “How to cure depression,” but I am going to tell you right away that the fact is that there is not one single, magical cure for all depression.  Anyone who tells you differently is either a liar or trying to sell you something.  Or both.  There …

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Does marijuana cause depression?

Does marijuana cause depression

Some people wonder, “does marijuana cause depression?”  I have yet to find a good, solid site with answers on this topic, so I thought I would delve in. Is marijuana a depressant? First, is marijuana a depressant?  Yes.  Marijuana is classified as a depressant drug.  However, what does that mean, …

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Depression symptoms according to DSM-5 & ICD-10

depression symptoms

What are the diagnostic criteria for depression?  In other words, what are the “official” depression symptoms? Sometimes people might say that they feel depressed when what they mean is that they feel sad or down in the dumps.  In my article “Is depression an emotion?” I discuss the difference between the …

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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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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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