Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others.

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Of the 21 antidepressants studied, here is what researchers say are the most effective: Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they’re supposed to, a large research review has found.

Beating the Winter Blues.

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Feeling more anxious, sluggish, or irritable during these shorter winter days? You’re not the only one experiencing a seasonal funk. The “winter blues” are real. In fact, 4 to 6 percent of Americans can experience a winter depression, and another 10 to 20 percent exhibit mild symptoms of SAD, the clinical term for weather woes known as Seasonal Affective Disorder

Stop telling people they can get over depression with a walk in the forest. The decision to take medication is a personal one and should be between the patient and doctor. It does not make a person weak.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD.

Understanding The Difference Between Sadness and Depression.

Understand The Difference Between Depression And Sadness

Seasonal affective disorder

When daylight hours start to decrease and it gets colder outside many people may find themselves experiencing symptoms resembling depression. For some the symptoms are relatively brief. Tempers may seem shorter for parents stuck inside with cranky or sick children and an increased sense of lethargy is not uncommon on a dreary winter day. For others, however, these symptoms can be quite disabling.