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Preventing recurrent depression

Depression tends to recur and millions of people have discovered. And the greater number of episodes you have had, the greater your risk for another episode.

Until relatively recently, the only preventative measure was the use of medication as a prophylactic (in other words staying on medication in order to attempt to prevent further episodes).

An approach has now been developed which appears to be giving good results in preventing… Continue reading

What is depression?

Major depression is a serious illness which affects your entire life. It is characterised by a number of invasive symptoms:

When depressed, your mood may be depressed or irritable. You may find that you have lost interest in important activities. Your sleep may be disturbed and you may find changes in your appetite. Your ability to concentrate may be impaired and you may find it hard to make decisions. You… Continue reading