The goal of Arizona Depression Helpline is to educate people about all aspects of depression. We follow and report on new developments in the treatment of depression including innovations in therapy and medications. Periodic visits to our website provides access to interesting blogs written by our writers, enabling our readers to avail themselves of the most recent educational and informative updates. Research continually offers new advancements and hope in the treatment of depression.


Excessive sugar messes with mind

Excessive sugar messes with mind

Sugar in the form of processed or junk food and desserts has already been established to be the culprit behind physical health problems, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, etc. Despite being aware of the consequences, sugar continues to be the mainstay of the typical American diet. It’s not only physical health, but sugar impacts mental health also, studies show.

Ironically, not much attention has been given to sugar’s harmful effects on mental health. A high-sugar diet affects not only mood, memory and overall quality of life, but may also trigger serious disorders like depression. Regrettably, despite the recommended sugar intake […] Read more

Depression vs sadness: Determining the difference between emotion and mental illness

Depression vs sadness: Determining the difference between emotion and mental illness

Since there is a thin line between sadness and depression, many of us are unable to differentiate one from the other. While many people struggling with depression may think it as merely sadness, many suffering from sadness worry that they may be going through depression.

Due to the increased overlapping of the symptoms, it becomes quiet challenging to identify the real problem. Generally, people believe that the difference between both the conditions is more the matter of degree. However, in reality, there are quiet many serious differences between sadness and depression. While sadness is part of the human emotions, depression is […] Read more