Collaborative care: Offering better results and lower costs in the long run

Collaborative care: Offering better results and lower costs in the long run

Depression can prove to be a costly affair for teens due to increased absenteeism at school and the high cost of health care, including the search for appropriate clinics. In totality, the entire treatment for depression is expensive, not only in terms of money but in terms of the time invested in the process as well.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), around 2.8 million American adolescents in the age group 12 to 17 years had at least one major depressive episode in 2014. Unfortunately, this comprises about 11.4 percent of all adolescents of that age in the […] Read more

When Alzheimer’s and depression occur together

When Alzheimer’s and depression occur together

When we talk about Alzheimer’s disease, depression also can creep into the equation. It has been found that having depression is quite common in cases of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early and middle stages. Since the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and depression are similar, distinguishing between the two can be difficult even for a doctor. When both diseases are present, a patient may find it easier to cope with Alzheimer’s symptoms when they are less depressed.

Symptoms of depression and Alzheimer’s

Both Alzheimer’s and depression have the following common symptoms:

lack of interest in once-enjoyable activities and hobbies
withdrawal from social activities
memory problems
abnormal sleeping […] Read more

Mindfulness practices more efficacious than other depression-related interventions, study

Mindfulness practices more efficacious than other depression-related interventions, study

Nothing underlines the magnitude of depression more than the famous quote by the British novelist C.S. Lewis “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear.” As such, depression can be primarily defined as the failure to share one’s agony, which has reached an unendurable level, with others. People trying to sail through the state of depression often get trapped in the vicious cycle of treatment and relapse.

Depression often makes a person feel pessimistic and alienates him or her from others. Additionally, such people need to constantly grapple with other […] Read more