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Understanding Depression as a Medical Diagnosis

This post was originally published on March 25, 2014. We are reposting it today in an effort to keep the conversation going about depression, especially among teenagers and young adults. Mental disorders come in so many forms that it's hard to keep track. They're misunderstood, confusing, misdiagnosed and, worst of all, to many, they are taboo. It wasn't until recently, after working on a teen depression campaign on Facebook, that I realized how many people do not comprehend the di… [Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: When Feeling Sad is More than Just Sad

It's the time of year when joyful music is piped into every store in America, decorative lights adorn houses in every neighborhood, stockings are hung with care, and presents are shopped for and then wrapped with love for the people we care most about. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Except for when it is anything but the most wonderful time of the year. For some people, this time of year is also associated with feelings of depression, tension, and stress, as well as … [Read More]

Understanding Depression as a Medical Diagnosis

Mental disorders come in so many forms that it's hard to keep track. They're misunderstood, confusing, misdiagnosed and, worst of all, to many, they are taboo. It wasn't until recently, after working on a teen depression campaign on Facebook, that I realized how many people do not comprehend the difference between being depressed and having depression. Around 5 to 8 percent of adults, or 25 million people, in the United States have depression. Unlike a period of being sad or upset f… [Read More]
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