6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression

-John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Lots of people walk through life trying to hide their depression. Some people with hidden depression can conceal their depression like pros, masking their symptoms and putting on a “happy face” for most others. People with concealed depression or hidden depression often don’t want to acknowledge the severity of their depressiveContinue reading “6 Secret Signs of Hidden Depression”

Early Childhood Language Skills May Impact Depression Risk

-Rick Nauert, PhD Emerging research suggests language skills children possess early in life can predict the likelihood they may experience depression. Childhood depression can lead to social, emotional, and academic setbacks during childhood and later in life. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about one in 20 children and adolescents in theContinue reading “Early Childhood Language Skills May Impact Depression Risk”

4 Disorders That Resemble, But Aren’t, Depression

Why it never hurts to get a blood test before diagnosis. -Ralph Ryback, MD “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” This quote, frequently attributed to Mark Twain, describes the dangers of believing something false with all your heart. InsteadContinue reading “4 Disorders That Resemble, But Aren’t, Depression”

How Mood and Stress Reduce Lifespan

A study, published this week in Molecular Psychiatry, finds the genetic basis of a poorly understood phenomenon. Mood and stress are known to contribute to shortened lifespans, and researchers may now have identified the genes that are involved. An in-depth study charts the genetics involved in the shortening of life in response to mood andContinue reading “How Mood and Stress Reduce Lifespan”