Overview of Treatments for Depression

While depression, or major depressive disorder, is a condition that has likely existed throughout human history, depression-specific treatments are relatively new. For centuries, the medical world was not able to successfully distinguish between different kinds of mental illness. Once depression was isolated as a unique disorder, science was able to begin developing treatment options that…

What is Situational Depression?

Situational depression is a short-term form of depression that can occur in the aftermath of various traumatic changes in your normal life, including divorce, retirement, loss of a job and the death of a relative or close friend. Doctors sometimes refer to the condition as adjustment disorder. A person with situational depression may have symptoms…