Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most widespread mental health disorders in the U.S. The prevalence of depression is more common in women, whereby they are twice more likely than men to develop this mental health condition. In addition to common social and environmental factors that are known to cause depression, women are also affected by some gender-specific biological and hormonal factors, unique to them. These factors include puberty, premenstrual problems, pregnancy, post-partum depression (PPD), perimenopause, and menopause. Read more
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Even though selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for depression, scientists fail to comprehend why this treatment fails in almost 30 percent of individuals suffering from this mental disease. To figure out this mystery, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (SIBS) carried out a study wherein they discovered certain differences in the growth of neurons especially in patients resistant to SSRIs. Read more
Watching a partner battle depression can be a harrowing experience. The feeling of helplessness, frustration, and confusion can be disturbing and overwhelming. It might seem as if all efforts made by you or a depression rehab center to ‘help’ your partner are either not helping them or worse are ‘not getting through’ to them. Read more
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