Depression/anxiety

My World Would Be So Different If I Didn’t Have Anxiety

By Lauren Jarvis-Gibson I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. And I’ve had it since third grade, without even realizing what was going on with me. I just remember worrying all the time and fretting about things that other kids my age didn’t...

Broken Dreams And Financial Illusions: The Secret Depression Of Black Men

Dr. Marcus Bright, Contributor There is a secret depression that is rooted in economics that many Black men battle. It is hidden underneath an assortment of layers including an exaggerated bravado, drug and alcohol abuse, misdirected anger, and other forms...

How Our Society Breeds Anxiety, Depression and Dysfunction

By Bruce E. Levine In “The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?” (New York Review of Books, 2011), Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discusses over-diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, pathologizing of normal behaviors, Big Pharma corruption of psychiatry, and...

The Strongest Girls Are The Girls With Anxiety

By Holly Riordan She’s strong, because she’s in a constant battle with her anxiety. It’s telling her that she’s weak. That she shouldn’t speak up. That she shouldn’t get out of bed. Some days, she listens to everything that voice tells her. But other days,...

Habits That Can Reveal You’re Living with High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety can affect different people in different ways at different times. For some people, anxiety can be so crippling that they can barely leave their house. But others have found ways to cope with it. Some have developed habits...

New Research Shows Depression Linked with Inflammation

One traditional hypothesis of depression is that people who are depressed have a deficiency in monoamine neurotransmitters in the body, which leads to low levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and norephinephrine in the brain. But growing evidence supports that at least some forms of...

13 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

By Julie Hambleton In America today, roughly 19 million people suffer from depression. It is estimated that at any given time, three to five percent of adults are experiencing a major depressive episode, and 2 of every 100 kids and 8 of every...

Brain Inflammation Linked to Suicidal Thinking in Depression

Summary: Researchers have identified increased inflammatory activation markers in the brains of people with major depressive disorder who report suicidal ideations. The findings support recent research that anti-inflammatories may provide antidepressant effects for some patients. Source: Elsevier. Patients with major depressive...

I’m Sorry for the Things Anxiety Makes Me Do

This piece was written by Lauren Jarvis-Gibson, a Thought Catalog contributor. I’m sorry for what my anxiety makes me do. And I want you to know it’s not me, it’s my anxiety. It’s not who I am fully, it’s just a piece of me. Anxiety...

Ivanka Trump Discusses Her Postpartum Depression

By CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Ivanka Trump says she experienced postpartum depression after the births of each of her three children. Trump, in an interview for "The Dr. Oz Show," called it a "very challenging, emotional time for me." "I...

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The Strongest Girls Are The Girls With Anxiety

By Holly Riordan She’s strong, because she’s in a constant battle with her anxiety. It’s telling her that she’s weak. That she shouldn’t speak up. That...

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