10+ Best Articles on Depression
The most useful articles on depression from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Depression Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on depression by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain
- The Cause of Depression Is Probably Not What You Think
- A Decisive Blow to the Serotonin Hypothesis of Depression
- Creatine, a popular exercise supplement, might help treat depression
- 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Lead to Depression
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How to Tell Whether You're Stressed or Depressed
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,»
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on depression—all under 10 minutes.
The Cause of Depression Is Probably Not What You Think
Depression has often been blamed on low levels of serotonin in the brain. That answer is insufficient, but alternatives are coming into view and changing our understanding of the disease.
Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain
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.»
A Decisive Blow to the Serotonin Hypothesis of Depression
An exhaustive new review debunks the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression.
10 Thinking Patterns That Can Lead to Depression
Learn to recognize and challenge this 10 thinking patterns before they send you spiraling into depression.
Creatine, a popular exercise supplement, might help treat depression
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).»
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on depression.
How I Got My Brain Back
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.»
The voice of sadness is censored as sick. What if it’s sane?
We keep chasing happiness, but true clarity comes from depression and existential angst. Admit that life is hell, and be free
«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.»
7 dimensions of depression, explained
From baboon hierarchies to the mind-gut connection, the path to defeating depression starts with understanding its causes.
How to support a loved one through psychosis
Navigating disruptions in shared reality can be distressing. The way forward isn’t intuitive but is powerfully effective
My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.
I’m about to go speak to NAMI Ohio’s statewide conference, Fulfilling the Promise. These are the remarks I prepared for my speech. Before I begin, I want to warn you that this talk touc…
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Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
Our World in Data
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