CategoryDepression

Light at Night May Be Making You Depressed

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Staying up late working on your computer or watching TV or reading may not just be increasing your electricity bill to power all those devices. The light coming from them may actually be increasing your stress levels and contributing to making you depressed. That’s what researchers from Johns Hopkins University reported, in a study called SLEEP that is published in the journal Nature. Their...

Which Antidepressant Is the Right One for You

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Depression is a highly crippling and actually dangerous condition that affects over 19 million American adults (almost 10%). It’s a condition that is more widespread than coronary heart disease and which left untreated can be potentially fatal. As such there are over 20 different medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration intended to treat depression and these can provide...

Depression and Physical Health

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The mind and body link is a far more powerful link than most of us are aware and there are many different psychological conditions that can affect our physical health as well as physical health conditions that can affect our body. For an apt demonstration of just how powerful this connection is, observe the fact that simply smiling results in hormones that make our brains happier, how feeling...

Teenage Depression: Is it Just a Phase in Growth?

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We all remember when we were teenagers. Boy, what a phase in our lives. What with the need for peer acceptance, parental expectations, raging hormones, acne… It’s no wonder teenage depression exists in such high numbers. From research and even mere observation, teenage depression actually manifests itself differently from adult or childhood depression as during this age, teens want to...

Inflammation, Depression and Brain Fog

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We all know that having inflammation is bad news. Inflammation in our joints due to injuries or of any other kind is all considered a big problem and there are many illnesses that can cause this response too. But did you know it can also impact on your brain? And it’s pretty much as bad as it sounds… Inflammation appears to have a profound effect on the brain and is something many people...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.