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Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
May 17, 2019
Is depression hereditary? A family history of depression can make you predisposed, but there's no way to tell whether you'll become depressed in the future.

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Stress and Depression

Understanding the Link Between Stress and Depression

Stress and depression are linked in a number of ways, and learning how to manage your stress can help you to better control your depression. Find out why.
by Angela Finlay on April 9, 2019
postpartum depression in men

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression in men is quite common and it affects up to 25% of new fathers and can occur anytime during the first year after a child is born.
by Lana Barhum on March 20, 2018
Depression Triggers

7 Common Things That Can Trigger Depression

There are a lot of things we do when we are depressed that we know are not good for us. Here are some depression triggers to avoid at all costs.
by Lana Barhum on February 27, 2018
Depressive Episode

Why You Just Can’t Shake Off Depression

Depressive episodes come and go for some people, while others may experience longer episodes and can't just simply "shake it off."
by Lana Barhum on February 20, 2018
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The Connection Between Depression and Bullying

Bullying and depression are often related to one another. Depression is known to affect both bullies and their victims, and victims of online bullying.
by Elodie Edjang on February 9, 2018
Social Media And Depression

Social Media and Mental Health: 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Social media is linked to increased rates of anxiety, depression and poor sleep. Here are 5 things you need to know about social media and depression.
by Terri Bowman on November 15, 2017
Coping With Depression and Self-Harm

Coping With Depression and Self-Harm

In order to break the cycle of depression and self-harm, you have to understand why you self-harm, and find a different coping mechanism to replace it with.
by Eric Patterson and Kristen Schou on January 11, 2017
Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Patients with treatment-resistant depression are at a higher risk of relapse whilst undergoing treatment.
by Nikki Thompson on June 29, 2015
How Depression and Eating Disorders are Linked

How Depression and Eating Disorders are Linked

Depression and eating disorders share common symptoms, so you may not notice them working alongside each other.
by Nikki Thompson on May 6, 2015
Learning to Depression-Proof Your Environment

Learning to Depression-Proof Your Environment

What places trigger feelings of sadness and despair? It may be time for a change of environment to encourage depression recovery.
by Eric Patterson on April 22, 2015