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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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Dating Someone With Depression

Things to Consider When Dating Someone With Depression

Dating someone with depression may not always be easy, but having a partner who is supportive and understanding can be a huge help in your healing.
by Natasha Devine on April 16, 2019
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Tips for Solving Problems Efficiently When You Have Depression

With limited time and energy, it's important for people with depression to solve problems efficiently. Use these problem-solving strategies to do just that.
by Eric Patterson on February 28, 2019
Depression Support

How Do Support Systems Help Our Mental Health?

When we're depressed we often feel alone or like no one cares about us, so it's important to create a depression support system for your recovery.
by Kristen Schou on December 27, 2018
Depression and Sleep

How to Improve Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Well With Depression

Depression and sleep problems are linked in such a strong way that poor sleep is an actual segment of the depression diagnosis.
by Eric Patterson on December 18, 2018
Depression and the Holidays

13 Tips for Surviving the Holidays With Depression

Depression and the holidays seem to go hand in hand. The silly season isn't easy to deal with when you're depressed; consider these tips to make it easier.
by Eric Patterson and Lana Barhum on December 11, 2018
Depression and Fatigue

Coping With the Exhaustion and Fatigue That Comes With Depression

Depression and fatigue go hand-in-hand as fatigue is a common symptom of depression and can make you feel worse if you don’t find a way to tackle the issue.
by Nikki Thompson on December 4, 2018
what to say to someone who is depressed

What Should You Say to Someone Who Is Depressed?

If your loved one is battling depression and you're not sure what to say to them. Here is some advice on what to say to someone who is depressed.
by Brittany Da Silva on November 20, 2018
Bullying and Depression

Bullying and Depression: The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Dealing with a bully is exhausting whether it is in school, the workplace, or online. Learn how bullying and depression interact and what to do about it.
by Eric Patterson on November 5, 2018
Depression in a Relationship

How to Help Your Spouse With Depression

Depression in a relationship can take a toll on even the best relationships. Here are five ways you can help your spouse with depression.
by Lana Barhum on September 25, 2018
Depression and Pregnancy

How Does Depression Affect Expecting Mothers?

Depression during pregnancy is a real mental health issue that many women may experience. Learn more about depression and pregnancy, and how to cope here.
by Brittany Da Silva on September 18, 2018
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