• FDA Approves Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Treatment for Depression

     
    On July 15th, 2005, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved vagus nerve stimulation "for the adjunctive long-term treatment of chronic or recurrent depression for patients 18 years of age or older..". This approval concludes the formal seven year study of vagus nerve stimulation and depression. It is impossible to express the magnitude and importance of this decision that is so important to millions of patients and their loved ones. Vagus nerve stimulation has been FDA approved for pharmaco-resistant epilepsy patients since 1997....
     

    Seven Ways To Deal With Your Depression

     
    It has just been announced, after a study by a team from King's College Hospital, that depression is now the biggest reason for people claiming long-term sickness benefit in the UK, having taken over from musculoskeletal problems such as back problems. The research shows that 176 million working days were lost because of depression in 2003. Depression now affects 1 in 5 of the population, with most people using various types of medication. Most people would like other types of treatments, such as 'talking cures', but there is a huge shortage of such therapies or therapists in the NHS system....
     

    Recognizing Depression's Warning Signs

     
    Depression is a serious illness, not a harmless part of life. It is a complex disorder with a variety of causes. It is never caused by just one thing. It may be the result of a mix of factors, including genetic, chemical, physical, and sociological. It is also influenced by behavior patterns learned in the family and by cognitive distortions. Depression affects millions of people in this country. It is always troubling, and for some people it can be disabling. Depression is more than just sadness or "...
     

    Efficacy and Safety of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression Published in Journal

     
    On September 1st, the efficacy and safety of vagus nerve stimulation for depresssion was published in the prestigious peer reviewed journal of Biological Psychiatry. The data from the pivotal clinical trial of vagus nerve stimulation and depression was been on published September 1st, in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal of Biological Psychiatry. There were three articles published in Biological Psychiatry about VNS Therapy and depression. The articles confirm the association of VNS Therapy with significant antidepressant benefits that are sustained and/or growing over one year for patients with chronic or recurrent treatment-resistant depression....
     

    Depression: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

     
    There are three basic ways to treat depression: psychotherapy, self-help, and medication. Many people respond best to a combination of two or more methods. Psychotherapy: Exploring one's beliefs and ways of thinking, and learning new ways of thinking and behaving, with the guidance of a professional. Self-help: Exploring one's beliefs and ways of thinking on one's own. Medication: Altering one's brain chemistry by taking antidepressant medication. A physician may recommend medication when four conditions exist: The patient's depression is severe....
     

    5 Way Tips To Manage Depression

     
    Being lonely is a normal share of our everyday lives. Weget sad when we fail in our exams, when we are rejected bythe individual we love, or even when someone extremely close to uspasses away. Depression, however, might be even more calamitousthan just plain loneliness. It may render life-longeffects that may ruin your self-esteem, health, and well-being. Just here are a select few superb tips to conquer the melancholy moodand get the virtually all bliss out of your daily activities. 1.) Get Busy....
     

    A Look at the Different Depression and Anxiety Medications

     
    While it may be easy to recite the various brand names and generalize their benefits enough to know they put us (or are supposed to put us) in a better mood, for lack of a better term, the drugs themselves can all be categorized individually, each working in a slightly different way. The following is a list and very brief description, by category, of depression and anxiety medications currently prescribed by physicians. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) SSRIs, which are fairly new to the arsenal of depression and anxiety medications, have gained immense popularity among prescribing psychiatrists within the past 10 years....
     

    5 Super Effective Tips To Kill Depression

     
    Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away. Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness. It could render life-long consequences that could ruin your self-esteem, health, and well-being. Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and get the most bliss out of your daily activities. 1) Get Enough Light and Sunshine. Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition....
     

    Cure Against Depression and Low Self Confidence

     
    Depression strikes most of us and it can make us paralysed. It is essential that we do not let it get too much influence on our lives. Cure against depressionPractise this cure on a day off. * Have a healthy and balanced breakfast in your dressing gown. * Take a warm shower or sauna. * Rub your skin with body lotion and your feet with foot creme. * Go for a long walk. * When you come back home, make yourself a cup of hot tea on St. John's Wort, rosemary or lavender. * Read a good book or magazine....
     

    Adult Men and Women Who Suffer From Chronic Depression

     
    Market surveys on women, men and depression suggest an estimated 4.4 million Americans are believed to suffer from chronic treatment-resistant depression. Depression is a chronic, disabling disorder and a major worldwide public health problem. Depressive episodes usually recur over time, with risk for further episodes proportional to the number of prior episodes. After three major depressive episodes, the probability of recurrence is 90%. In the U. S. alone, approximately 18 million people suffer from depression over six million of which are receiving some form of medical treatment....
     
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