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This community is dedicated to spouses, children, relatives, co-workers and others who are actively supporting someone suffering from depression or other serious mental illness. Depression can bring about intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living. This disruption can have a grave impact on the ability of others to work with, live with or interact with the depressed person.

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When the northern hemisphere is far from the sun during the winter months, some of us experience chemical changes in our brains that lead to depression. It’s called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and it affects 10% of Americans. Fortunately, there is an innovative solution to combat it. High-powered light-makers (not sun lamps, which ... Read More »
Posted in Depression by Doctor Oz on Jul 03, 2014
We still don't know for sure. Prolactin could be a key. This major hormone increases with stress and is associated with crying. Levels of prolactin in the body correlate positively with frequency of emotional crying. A tantalizing bit of evidence? As a whole, women cry more often than men (perhaps four times as often, according to one study), and ... Read More »
Yes, they can. Traditionally, men in North America, at least, have been raised to see themselves as providers, protectors, leaders and pillars of the community. Since WWII and women's entry into the labor force that perspective has slowly been eroded.

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