Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Medication is not necessarily the best treatment for everyone with mild depression. The typical procedure is a daily regimen of antidepressants, aka selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Why take pills when there are alternatives? Understanding the difference between mild and major depressive disorder (MMD) as well as sadness is essential before deciding on what treatment is needed. Also […]

Brad Pitt, J.K. Rowling and Gwyneth Paltrow May Suffer From SAD Depression?

Brad Pitt, J.K. Rowling and Gwyneth Paltrow May Suffer From SAD Depression?

According to the online health website Everyday Health, Brad Pitt, J.K. Rowlings and Gwyneth Paltrow once suffered from depression. In fact, the kind of depressive disorder that it appears they suffered from is called SAD. The acronym SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder, which Psychology Today defines it as a “form of depression… which people experience depressive […]

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The Relationship Between Opioids and Depression

The world is well aware there is a serious opioid epidemic in the United States. There is also the overwhelming fact that one in 12 adults in the United States suffers with depression. According to Kathleen Smith, PhD and author of “Depression and Opioid Abuse,” 2.4 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription painkillers and […]

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