We’ve all seen the commercials on television; several vignettes showing individuals looking sad, tired, and unresponsive to mates, children or pets with a voiceover asking if you are not yourself or feeling listless and unhappy. “Maybe you are depressed,” the ad suggests.
We all feel sad sometimes and even go through periods of grief and have feelings of failure and disappointment. But that is not depression. Depression, even in its mildest form, is more than an occasional period of sadness.
We’ve gathered the following information and resources to help you learn more about depression and find the support and care that you or a loved one needs.
Articles from Depression (Insights Magazine)
What is Depression?
Causes of Depression
Symptoms of Depression
Types of Depression
Treatments for Depression
Men and Depression
Depression in Older Adults
When Children are Depressed
Depression Bipolar Diagnosis
Can Religion Help Curb the Incidence of Depression
Depression in the Workplace
Depression and Suicide
INSIGHTS Magazine: Depression (PDF)
Blogs on Depression by Pine Rest Clinicians
Depression in late life: When it is more than "just the blues", Suzann Ogland-Hand, PhD
Electroconvulsive therapy can be a lifeline in treating major depression, Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, RN
Men and Depression: the Silent Crisis, Jean Holthaus, LISW
Pine Rest research adds to the body of scientific knowledge, Eric Achtyes, MD
Videos on Depression*
Medications for Depression, Dr. Kevin Furmaga, PharmD, BCPP
Depression Signs and Treatments, Tom Karel, MA, CAAC
Teens and Depression, Carol Rich, LMSW
Holiday Depression, Dr. Jared Skillings
Depression and Children, Shelly Marinus
Depression Playlist on YouTube
Pine Rest Services for Depression
Mother and Baby Program for Postpartum Depression, a Partial Hospitalization Program
Postpartum Adjustment Group, Grand Haven, Michigan
Additional Resources for Depression*
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