Is this Depression or am I just sad?

Is this Depression or am I just sad?

Do you know the difference between being depressed or just being sad? Most people don’t. However, this matters because perhaps the best way to avoid health complications arising from depression is to deal with it in its early stages. It…

How Is Depression Treated?

How Is Depression Treated?

More than eleven million people in the United States suffer from depression each year. This medical condition that affects the mind can have lasting effects such as a feeling of hopelessness, lack of ambition and an inability to focus. Depression…

Depressed? Wise Woman Ways Offer a Helping Hand

Depressed? Wise Woman Ways Offer a Helping Hand

Winter time is depression time for many women. Perhaps it is harder to look at the bright side when days are short, perhaps the holidays and family demands take their toll on us. Of course, depression can also be triggered…

Depression Is An Equal Opportunity Condition

Depression Is An Equal Opportunity Condition

Depression is a serious medical condition that can affect anyone. Men, women and children are all susceptible to this disease which can have devastating effects on someone’s daily life. Depression can come on suddenly, for no reason, or it might…

Seven Tips to Rescue Christmas from Bipolar Disorder

Seven Tips to Rescue Christmas from Bipolar Disorder

Christmas can be a nightmare for people with bipolar disorder. As the philosopher Posidonius observed in the fourth century, ‘Melancholy occurs in autumn whereas mania in summer.’ Here downunder in Australia, Christmas is summer time, party time, spending time, hurry…

Desires in Healing the Hidden Self

Desires in Healing the Hidden Self

The perceptive and the aware or cognizant self are referred as the whole self. The self is our personality that acts as a representative of our actions, emotions and feelings. It is our nature that makes up our character and…

What Causes Depression?

What Causes Depression?

Usually in our adolescence, we are exposed to many sudden and inexplicable mood swings as a result of our body undergoing various hormonal changes that prepare us for adulthood. Aside from increased social pressures, the onset of menstruation, for example,…

How To Beat Depression

How To Beat Depression

In this article I write about my personal experiences with depression and about how I have learnt to cope and to even eradicate it. I am sure that I am not alone in the fact that I have regular periods…

Teenage depression: Is it just a phase in growth?

Teenage depression: Is it just a phase in growth?

We all remember when we were teenagers. Boy, what a phase in our lives. What with the need for peer acceptance, parental expectations, raging hormones, acne… It’s no wonder teenage depression exists in such high numbers. From research and even…

Over Compulsive Disorder (OCD)  A Bit Of The Other

Over Compulsive Disorder (OCD) A Bit Of The Other

What gives a person suffering from over compulsive disorder (OCD) the right to chastise others e.g. children/husband and wife’s on their behaviour when we as a patient have no control over our own. Other peoples habits are very similar to…