Do You Know the Nine Types of Depression?

Though depression is commonly mistaken for sadness, it is much more than a state of mind. According to the National Institute of Mental Illness, depression is classified as an illness that interferes with daily life or functioning. According to the Kim Foundation on Mental Health Resources, 26.2 percent of individuals over the age of 18 suffer...

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Blue or SAD? Tackling Seasonal Affective Disorder

Just outside the Elk & Elk building, snow is piled several feet high and it’s causing many of us to suffer from the “winter blues.” However, for some people, changes in the seasons can bring on serious depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, or “SAD.” [caption id="attachment_3474" align="alignright" width="286"] "Landbergs" invade the Elk & Elk...

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Benzodiazepines Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Most of us take medications knowing there is a risk of side effects, but that risk is small, right? Surely the FDA ensures the health benefits outweigh these minor inconveniences, right? But what if I told you that if your grandmother took a sleeping pill, she’d be 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?...

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