Depression Symptoms


How mental health can affect relationships—and when to seek professional help

Relationships can be tough enough to navigate without one or both partners suffering from faltering mental health. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the thought of identifying and understanding mental health dynamics in a relationship, it’s very doable.  A great first step is to practice mindfulness skills and strategies,…

Stay-at-home mom depression: Why motherhood may cause depressive disorders, how to cope, and more

For those of us who aren’t stay-at-home moms, we may marvel at how they’re able to run an entire household. And for some, especially those on the cusp of motherhood or who are contemplating life after pregnancy, being a stay-at-home mom may sound unfamiliar, or even scary.  Besides the struggles…

Why does depression make you tired? Learn more about how depression and other conditions can affect your energy levels

It’s normal to feel exhausted at the end of a long day—or after working out, traveling, or even some vigorous spring cleaning. But what about when we’re depressed? Could depression actually affect our energy levels?  Can Depression Make You Suddenly Tired? Mental health professionals typically agree that it can. Remember,…

Depression in teens: Leading causes, warning signs, and why adolescent girls are at an increased risk

Adults aren’t the only ones who can experience depression: Depression in teens is an increasingly common and serious mental health issue. Teenage depression may look like moodiness and irritation on the surface, but underneath, there’s genuine emotional pain. Teenage depression may conjure dark feelings of sadness, frustration, and fatigue that…

Depressive disorders: Definition, types, and contributing factors

Known more commonly and collectively as depression, depressive disorders are a set of closely related mental health conditions that affect a person’s mood, energy, nervous system, sleep cycles, biochemistry, and even brain waves. There’s little in an individual’s daily life that depressive disorders won’t affect—but other than a shared capacity…

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