Major Depressive Disorder
Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer
February 19, 2019
Major depressive disorder is characterized by a low mood and a loss of interest in activities and relationships, for a minimum of two weeks.

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Depression and Communication: Get Ready to Listen

Tips for Improving Communication When You Have Depression

Depression weakens your communication skills. It changes the way you speak to others and the way you express yourself. Learn how to listen.
by Eric Patterson and Lana Barhum on November 30, 2017

Why There Is More Than Just One Definition for Depression

How do you define depression? It's more than a blue mood. It involves persistent sadness and lack of interest in life and activities once found pleasurable.
by Lana Barhum on November 22, 2017
Video Coping With Fatigue video

Coping With Fatigue

The one symptom of depression which gets overlooked quite often is fatigue. Living with fatigue can be a challenge but Kristen has some tips on how to cope.
by Kristen Schou on October 20, 2017
Quotes About Depression: Quotes for Overcoming Depression from 13 Famous People

Quotes for Overcoming Depression from 13 Famous People Who Lived With It

Here are quotes about depression by 13 famous people who have suffered from depression, and have managed to accomplish and overcome so much despite it.
by Lana Barhum on October 18, 2017
Video Combatting Suicidal Thoughts video

Combatting Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts can range in severity from fleeting thoughts to deep-held plans. Thankfully, there are some ways to combat these thoughts.
by Elodie Edjang on October 5, 2017
Depression Stigma

Overcoming the Stigma Around Depression and Seeking Help

The stigma around depression is the reason why so many suffer in silence and do not seek out help. Find out how you can overcome it and seek help here.
by Lana Barhum on October 4, 2017
Video Moving House When You Have Depression video

Moving House When You Have Depression

Whether you're moving because of family, work or school, the process is stressful. Here are 4 tips on keeping a positive mind while moving with depression.
by Kristen Schou on September 29, 2017
Video Comparing Yourself To Others

Why It’s Unfair to Compare Yourself to Others

Have you ever suffered from comparing yourself to others? Kristen discusses why it's unfair for you to compare yourself to others.
by Kristen Schou on September 14, 2017
Coping Skills For Depression

8 Coping Skills for People Battling Depression

If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, here are some coping skills for depression which can be used in everyday life.
by Lana Barhum on September 14, 2017
Video Coping With Depression And Suspicion

Coping With Feelings of Suspicion and Depression

Suspicion, or distrust of others and their intentions can accompany your depression. However, don't give up. There are ways to cope with those feelings.
by Elodie Edjang on September 1, 2017