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This is depression and this is life for millions of women who stay home with their children. Whether you’re home by choice or by circumstance Continue reading..
So between your own experiences and other people’s examples you have got a bit lost in your process of growing. What you desperately need is someone Continue reading..
I do think it can become easier over the years, as your kids get older and more independent. Continue reading..
There is a stigma around depression. Especially around mothers who are depressed. I have a son with severe Autism. Continue reading..
Mom, my depression is a shapeshifter One day it's as small as a firefly in the palm of a bear The next it's the Continue reading..
Advice for moms and dads with depression. Jane Roper. On a Friday morning in early November, I got up with Continue reading..
She has always been depressed, but some years it is worse than others. Growing up, my mom really didnt have much of a life. Continue reading..
“I would get so depressed.” It can be depressing to be a stay-at-home mom, especially if you live the way my friend was living—no contact with people Continue reading..
my mom has been depressed for most of my life (im 21) i think... when i was younger i guess i just didnt really notice it because she hid it well. she. Continue reading..
This Minnesota mom explains. I thought a baby would bring joy to our lives. By Jennifer Brookens Special to the Star Tribune. Continue reading..
I have struggled with depression ever since my divorce 3 years ago. My self-esteem was at a real low point when I got your system and my confidence was Continue reading..
Jennifer has had depressive episodes for nearly two decades, but nothing as intense as the one after her daughter was born four years ago. Continue reading..
Depression is anger turned inward, right? Well, I’ve got my share of that going on, and I totally get it if you do too. Continue reading..
I’ve told my mom that I have felt depressed since the 3rd grade. I used to fake sick just so I could stay in bed all day and I’m sad to say that I still do it even today. Continue reading..
Some moms even have thoughts of harming themselves or their babies. Experts Explain What Is Depression. Continue reading..
My mom has a lot of health issues, depression being one of them, but it's getting almost unbearable, at times. She is mad at my dad over an incident that happened a few weeks ago and won't let it drop...she fusses about him, she fusses about me to me, she complains about all her health problems... Continue reading..
But young people do get depression — we just need to know the signs. To find out how people knew they were living with depression, we asked our mental health community to share, in hindsight, signs they had depression. Continue reading..
His wife had significant anxiety about breastfeeding. She had trouble sleeping. When it came time for Jared to Continue reading..
I've had a similar reaction to my mom. She seems to thing that how I feel is completely my decision. Continue reading..
My mom still blamed us for opening the bottles and making what was apparently a catastrophic mess within the bucket. My sister and I went back to the dinner Continue reading..
My sweet children, Mommy has depression. I have lived with this disease long before you were ever born. Continue reading..
I think I might be depressed." Chances are, mom or dad will be impressed with your maturity. Continue reading..
My cat has signs of depression but that doesn't make him a bad cat. I'll never give up on helping him. Continue reading..
Wondering how to explain depression? Here is a letter you can give to people in your life that just don't quite get it. Continue reading..
My mom remarried when I was almost four to the wonderful man I consider my real father, and who has been there Continue reading..
My mother has had depression for as long as I remember and I never knew how to support her, especially as a child. Continue reading..
Moms with depression carry a heavy burden. Not only do you have to take care of your own health and wellbeing, but you're also responsible for the Continue reading..
Mom gets resentful of dad, and dad gets resentful of mom. There is a lot of pressure to mind read. Mom feels that dad should know what to do to Continue reading..
Dear Mom and Dad, I have great news: I cured my depression with magic mushrooms. Before you get upset, let me explain... Continue reading..
My mom once told me, “You can’t wait for the storm to be over, you have to learn how to dance in the rain.” That is appropriate for a day, week, or lifetime weighted down by severe depression. Continue reading..
Once mom is cleared for exercise, some doctors might also get her up and doing some aerobic activity to help balance mood. Continue reading..
But part of having a depressed spouse means learning that depression can make everything Continue reading..
"My mom has depression, so what are the chances that I have it and don't even know it?" Continue reading..
Kids who hate their dads may have had a father who spent a great deal of time at home—but how much time did he actually spend paying attention to the child? Watching the television or entertaining your adult friends don't count just because your child was in the room. Fathers who have to force... Continue reading..
As my mother has told me years ago, before she had me she was teaching history and worked in the library for a while. Continue reading..
The Toronto-based mom was a young 34 and figured getting pregnant would be a cinch—it had Continue reading..
If someone has a heart attack, this is typically met with an outpouring of support including cards, flowers, hospital visits, and offers of food and company. Not so with depression. People will often keep the condition to themselves or within their close circle. Continue reading..
Moms who are depressed often suffer in silence -- but this common illness can also take a heavy toll on their children. That's why getting treated is more important Continue reading..
When depression drains you of your will to live, there's one key thought that can save your life. Continue reading..
I'm the original Survival Mom, and have been helping moms worry less and enjoy their homes and families more for 9 years. Continue reading..
It can have profound health consequences as well as having a great impact on day-to-day living. Severe, major depression can completely immobilize a Continue reading..
Having high-functioning, persistent depression means learning new ways to navigate each day, around the illness. Continue reading..
He had immense trouble making decisions. My very intelligent son was also getting poor grades in school. Continue reading..
My mom and I have what we call laugh attacks where we laugh so hard we cry and we don’t even know why. Continue reading..
Only recently, my Mom has told me: “You know, Marta, it’s important to be honest, but sometimes Continue reading..
Do you get depressed or sad on your birthday? Almost a year ago I wrote a blog entry on birthday depression. This entry has easily had the most hits and comments of all of my posts, suggesting that birthday depression is a huge issue for many and one that is rarely acknowledged. Continue reading..
I have been battling depression since my early teen years. Sometimes I was strong and able to get through it. Sometimes I was down in a deep dark place and needed to seek help. Continue reading..
I think I might be depressed." Chances are, mom or dad will be impressed with your maturity. Continue reading..
Having battled depression and anxiety for such a long time I have really struggled in the past to open up Continue reading..
But getting depressed in the winter is real and it’s a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (shortened to SAD). The truth is that the levels of Continue reading..
But what might have happened if I had let the wound go unattended? Without the proper care, my gash would’ve easily become infected, leaving the perfect space for gangrene or even cellulitis to develop. Like a physical wound, depression can be fatal if left untreated. Continue reading..
If you think you have the symptoms, it’s important to get help right away. Postpartum depression needs to be treated. Talk to your doctor or call your local public health Continue reading..
Most people have heard of postpartum depression. It’s a very real and often devastating problem that many Continue reading..
Everybody has problems. Get over it. Depression is not a free pass to allow your character to be mean, lazy, or generally annoying. Continue reading..
Is it bad if my mom doesn't care if I'm depressed? I tell her I feel depressed and worthless and like my life has no point and she never really responds. She normally just says it will get better. She mostly got mad when I told her last year that I wanted to die. Continue reading..
Women who think they are bad moms and horrible people because they don’t have access to Continue reading..
And then, in college, my depression got worse. I’d been depressed throughout high school and had always struggled with my self-image, but in college I began to self-harm and feel suicidal. Continue reading..
When you have walking depression, it’s possible to hide it from your family and friends, your boss Continue reading..
I got a part-time job. I landed a coveted volunteer position. But still, there were days when I hated the way I dealt with things. I burst into tears on a train when a friend asked me to meet her at a different station, which required me to make a transfer on a public transit system with which I wasn’t very familiar. Continue reading..
But if you are suffering from anxiety or depression, getting up in the morning has a whole different meaning. Not being ... Continue reading..
All depression will be helped by better self care. For mild depression, self-help techniques (like physical activity) can make a big difference. Continue reading..
Spending time thinking about what you have done will keep you from thinking about all the things you haven't yet accomplished or that you think you should have accomplished. Continue reading..
“Depressed men often get angry at others and abuse alcohol or drugs. Depressed women on the other hand may blame themselves, but then they Continue reading..
Guilt / depression worms inside of them. Nothing happens because there’s not enough real activity and challenge: You’re not in contact with the experimental guys. Continue reading..
Dog Depression Treatment Options. Before you diagnose your pet with depression, make sure that Continue reading..
As the depression got worse, I wondered if I was just using depression as an excuse for my stupidity and laziness. Continue reading..
Depression can totally take over your reality. You see life through an entirely different lens–one that’s distorted, hazy, and overwhelming. Continue reading..
A lot of smokers worry about getting depression after they quit smoking. Before we jump in, let’s state that the evidence between quitting smoking and Continue reading..
Have you heard of postpartum depression (PPD)? It’s one of those catch phrases that new moms and doctors toss around and, thanks to Brooke Shields, people seem to generally understand that it has to do with a mom being super bummed out after childbirth. Continue reading..
This depression thing doesn’t even seem real to me.” I smiled, and nodded. I certainly wasn’t going to get very far with this man, as he was Continue reading..
I’ve also had the let’s-just-get-over-it-type folks who have either ignored it or minimalized it in an attempt to not feel “uncomfortable” along with me. Continue reading..
We only have one word for depression after all. Thankfully the dictionary reminds us that the same word can mean two different things Continue reading..
Depression is living days and months at a stretch wondering why life sucks, of feeling worn out, tearful and fragile, when a good mood is an aberration or something I fake for anyone but Betsy. Continue reading..
My sister has had many problems with her ex, the father of the kids. Since they were born there has been MANY court cases, he has bad things to say about all of us. Continue reading..
However, depressed thoughts still come and go. Sometimes during the course of my day I will just start to feel crap for no particular reason. And because I decided a long time ago that these depressed thoughts weren’t going to weigh me down anymore I adopted quite a few strategies to deal with them. Continue reading..
Cat depression - depression in cats - Pets.ca is Canada's source for info on pets including dogs cats birds and more. Continue reading..
I had that sucking feeling inside of me, the one you get when something's wrong but you can't pinpoint it. Continue reading..
There are some days when depression sticks us firmly to our bed. We know all the basic self-care advice, but it can feel a million miles away from where we are. Continue reading..
I have had depression two times before and have dealt with it, So yes you can get better and stay better. Continue reading..
She said “Oh Darlene, we have always had our differences but we have always worked them out in the past” and I responded “No Mom, in the past I have Continue reading..
A recent Facebook post by Jack Newman has elicited passionate discussion about the relationship between breastfeeding and postpartum depression. Dr. Newman posted an email he’d received yesterday: My baby is 3 months old and breastfeeding has been “bliss” for me so far. Continue reading..
What Happens When People with Asperger’s Get Depressed? Studies reveal that a possible 65% of people with Asperger’s tend to be more susceptible to anxiety and depression. However, due to the difficulties they have processing and sometimes displaying emotions with “appropriate affect,” it... Continue reading..
I had depression for 11 years and finally cured it. These 5 myths held me back more than anything. Continue reading..
This post has been written to assist the reader in observing signs of depression in a friend or loved Continue reading..
It can be difficult explaining what it feels like to have depression to someone who truly doesn't get it. More than just feeling a little down now and then, depression is a Continue reading..