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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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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.
Physical exercise is like a natural wonder drug for your brain and body. It gets your heart to pump life-giving blood into your brain, supplying more oxygen, glucose and nutrients that your brain needs to function at its best. The benefits of exercise are tremendous:
- it encourages the growth of new brain cells - it enhances ... Read More »

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