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    1. What to Do When Depression and Anxiety Mix

      You've noticed some changes lately. Maybe you feel sad, hopeless, or don’t get any joy out of activities that used to be fun. Sounds like depression, right? Maybe that's not all. Sometimes you're worried, afraid, and just plain uneasy. Isn't that a sign of anxiety? Not so fast. It’s normal to have u

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    2. Dan Harris Overcame Depression, Anxiety With This

      On June 7, 2004, before a Good Morning America audience of 5 million viewers, ABC anchor Dan Harris had a full-blown panic attack. Halfway through a story about cholesterol drugs, he began frantically blinking and gasping, struggled to form a coherent sentence, and abruptly bailed out with a prematu

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    3. 10 Natural Depression Treatments

      Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You're not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there's a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior -- your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking -- are all natural depression treatments. These tips can

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    4. What You Need to Know About Ketamine’s Effects

      Ketamine works like a flash mob in the brain, temporarily taking over a certain chemical “receptor.” In some cases and with expert medical care, that can be a good thing. But cross that line, and it’s big trouble. That’s why ketamine could become the biggest advance in depression treatment in years,

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    5. 6 Common Depression Traps to Avoid

      When Orion Lyonesse is getting depressed, she turns into a hermit. She doesn't want to leave the house (not even to pick up the mail), and she cuts off contact with her friends and family. "The more I'm alone, the deeper the depression gets," Lyonesse, an artist and writer in Lake Stevens, Wash., te

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    6. Saving Your Sex Life When You're Depressed

      Chronic depression affects every part of daily life, including sex. It curbs sex drive, yet sex can boost your mood and is important for relationships. And some depression medicines can curb your libido. Breaking this cycle can be hard. How to get out of this funk? There's no one-size-fits-all appro

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    7. What's Stopping You From Seeing a Doctor About Depression?

      Are you struggling with depression? Are you getting treatment for it? If not, you’re not alone. About two-thirds of people with major depression never seek appropriate treatment, and the consequences can be devastating: personal suffering, missed work, broken marriages, health problems and, in the w

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    8. Pets for Depression and Health

      Could a kitten's purr or a dog's wagging tail help with your depression? It might. "Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression," says Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA. Studies show that animals ca

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    9. How Well Do You Function When Depressed?

      You go to work every day and even make time to see your close friends and family on weekends. But for the most part, you’re really just spinning your wheels. Nothing seems to excite you anymore, and you look forward to climbing back into bed at the end of the day. Sound familiar? Are you or a loved

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    10. Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Depression

      It sounds like good advice and it probably would help you feel better, but how are you expected to start exercising when you can barely get out of bed and take a shower each morning? When you are in the throes of depression, it’s hard to summon the energy to do just about anything, especially exerci

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