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Reddit has several subreddits of interest to people fighting depression, including r/depression (Depression), r/getting_over_it (Overcoming Depression Together), r/eood (Exercise Out Of Depression), r/getdisciplined (Get Disciplined) and r/NonZeroDay (No More Zero Days). Lately I've been checking in with r/NonZeroDay frequently. A small movement has grown up around the slogans "Non-Zero Day" and "No More Zero Days". […] Read More

How and Why to Stop Calling Yourself Names thumbnail

epression makes us pin negative labels on ourselves. Depression makes us call ourselves names. Fortunately, it is within our power to notice this process, stop ourselves from doing it, talk back and fight back.

New Research Clarifies How SSRIs Work thumbnail

A research study published in Nature this week expands our understanding of how exactly SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) work. Nature.com has two articles up: (1) The scientific journal article, "X-ray structures and mechanism of the human serotonin transporter", by Jonathan A. Coleman, Evan M. Green and Eric Gouaux. This piece is geared toward scientists […] Read More

Neal Brennan on Depression

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The co-creator of Chappelle's Show frequently speaks about his history of depression and the various treatments he has tried.

Coffee Drinking and Depression – What Does the Research Say? thumbnail

About half of us drink coffee everyday. Fortunately for us coffee lovers, most research leans toward the view that moderate coffee consumption can be beneficial for depression.

Can Better Posture Help Overcome Depression? thumbnail

Much research suggests that facial expression and bodily posture do not simply reflect emotional states, they can influence emotional states. Can consciously improving your posture help fight depression?

Gretchen Reynolds on Running + Meditation to Treat Depression thumbnail

Exercise and meditation have proven benefits for fighting depression. Recent research suggests that combining the two may magnify those benefits.

Using Affirmations to Fight Depression thumbnail

Affirmations can be a powerful tool in overcoming depression. It all started with "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better", but you can craft your own.

Research Study Finds Light Therapy Effective Against (Not Necessarily Seasonal) Depression thumbnail

A recent research study looked at light therapy's usefulness for people with nonseasonal depression, either alone or in combination with an anti-depressant drug.

Research Comparing Light Therapy and Cognitive Therapy for Seasonal Depression thumbnail

Recent research compared the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy and light therapy for seasonal depression sufferers. We ask, why not both?