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Stress and depression have a lot of overlapping symptoms, but the treatment is different.
«Stress is something that is phasic for most people. You have a stressful period and you come out of it,»
Being there for someone who’s not OK can be extremely taxing. Here's how not to lose yourself in the process.
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Athletes often use creatine to boost performance and aid muscle recovery. Accumulating evidence suggests it could also help with depression.
«Supplementing up to 30 grams a day in this fashion has been found to be safe and well-tolerated over the long-term (at least five years).»
A new shows there’s no clear evidence that depression is caused by abnormally low levels of serotonin in the brain.
«drug trials show that antidepressants are barely distinguishable from a placebo (dummy pill) when it comes to treating depression.»
An exhaustive new review debunks the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression.
How to help yourself—and others—if you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or both.
«“I tend to recommend seeking help when a person begins to feel that their mental health concerns are interfering with their life,”»
Using observation, investigation, and productivity methods to understand my depression
«My Proactive Tracking System took the form of a system of randomized prompts to log my mood throughout the day. I used Yapp Reminders to send the prompt and Mood Meter (screenshots below) to log my moods.»
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«Heaven is no longer about the transcendental realm, but about attaining a total state of happiness and transforming Earth itself into Heaven in the now.»
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