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Causes of Depression


Is “post-Disney depression” worse than normal vacation withdrawal?

It’s not unusual for vacationers to suffer from depression or withdrawal when they return to their daily routines. The immersive environment at Disney theme parks seems optimized to impart happiness, causing some guests to feel post-Disney depression after their visits. Disney parks use color psychology, UX design, scents, and novelty…

Election depression: Managing feelings of despair and hopelessness during and after the election

Election season is—and always has been—stressful. So stressful, in fact, that Couples Therapist Steven Stosny created the term “election stress disorder,” which describes a state of complete and utter stress caused by the election. Think: Smear campaigns on both sides of the political aisle, nonstop news alerts, social media feuds,…

Waking up depressed: Why is my depression worse in the morning?

Depression is characterized by feelings of intense sadness and comes with many harmful symptoms, which include disrupted sleeping patterns. Individuals who struggle with depression also struggle with sleep disruptions because depression is shown to disturb our circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm disturbance goes on to impact one’s emotional wellbeing as…

Can You Feel Depressed After a Breakup? How Can You Feel Happy Again?

If you’re anything like me, you don’t take change or rejection well… which means you probably don’t take breakups so well. I mean, who does? Breakups—whether you’re the one who has initiated the split or not—aren’t fun. In fact, they’re the very opposite of fun: they’re emotionally, mentally, sometimes even…

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