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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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Video What You Need to Know About Starting Therapy

What You Need to Know About Starting Therapy

If you’re reading this, it means that you're already taking a positive step in the right direction to better yourself — so congratulations.
by Elodie Edjang on April 12, 2017
Chiropractic Care and Depression

How Chiropractic Care Can Lessen Depression

New research shows a link between chiropractic care and depression. This type of natural treatment can alleviate the symptoms of depression.
by Lana Barhum on April 6, 2017
Massage for Depression

Can Massages Help Depression?

Massage for depression is a low risk, high reward option that might be the intervention you need to gain the happiness you have been seeking.
by Eric Patterson on December 13, 2016
Seeing a Therapist for Depression

Getting Yourself Into Therapy for Depression

Only 41 percent of people with mental health concerns in the U.S. seek treatment. Seeing a therapist is crucial for depression treatment — here's why.
by Eric Patterson on June 29, 2016
Using Dance as Therapy for Depression

Using Dance as Therapy for Depression

Dance as therapy for depression is a great way to exercise and to express yourself in a safe environment without the need for words.
by Eric Patterson on April 26, 2016
How Pet Therapy Can Help With Depression

How Pet Therapy Can Help With Depression

There are many benefits to pet therapy for depression treatment. For example, a pet can provide some much needed motivation to start your day.
by Natasha Devine on May 20, 2015
The Ins and Outs of Taking Antidepressants

The Ins and Outs of Taking Antidepressants

Although there is no cure for depression, there are ways to manage the symptoms and taking antidepressants is often one of the first steps.
by Natasha Devine on April 29, 2015
The Benefits of Music Therapy for Depression

The Benefits of Music Therapy for Depression

Music therapy, and even listening to music at home, can have a powerful impact on depression. Have you considered music for depression treatment?
by Eric Patterson on January 21, 2015
Art Therapy for Depression

Using Art Therapy to Cope With Depression

Art therapy for depression is an alternative therapy that many people find helps with expressing feelings. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
by Angela Finlay on December 9, 2014
Finding a Great Depression Therapist

Finding a Therapist Suited to Your Needs

Depression has become too much to ignore any longer. It may be time to seek professional help, but how do you know what therapist is right for you?
by Eric Patterson on September 16, 2014