Anxiety and depression: What’s the difference?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to know who is suffering from one of these mental illnesses versus the other. Depression can sound like a condition in which affected individuals are full of energy. For this reason, it seems counterintuitive that someone … Read more

8 things of high functioning depression you need to know

High functioning mental illness is a term used to describe those living with a mental illness that most people do not find. It covers a broad spectrum; they may have a job, study, dress well, or even have the ‘perfect’ family lifestyle. High functioning depression or dysthymia is harder to detect than major depressive disorder … Read more

7 surprising habits you might develop because of depression

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It can be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s daily activities. People experience depression in different ways. It can interfere with your daily work, leading to lost time and reduced productivity. It can also influence relationships and … Read more

New biomarker may help improve depression treatment

.A recent discovery may help determine whether antidepressants work. David-Prado / Getty Images A new study zeroes in on a quick, objective way of diagnosing depression and measuring the effectiveness of antidepressants for individuals. It includes the identification of a biomarker corresponding to the presence or absence of depression. The discovery has to do with … Read more

Severe Depression Affects Women and Men Differently – Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why

A team of Université Laval scientists may have discovered why severe depression affects women and men differently, according to a study published on January 10, 2022, in Communicating Nature. The researchers examined the brains of people with depression at the time of death and found changes located in different parts of the brain for each … Read more