I Have Depression. Why Can’t I Sleep?


Introduction As a psychiatrist, sleep disturbance is one of the most frequent complaints that I encounter from depressed patients. Complaints about sleep typically fall into 4 categories: There is also the possibility of a combination of these complaints. The reason for these issues is usually multifaceted. Below I will cover a few reasons why depression […]

What Are the Most Common Types of Depression?

You are not alone if you’ve been feeling down and out of sorts or are struggling to shake the dark cloud of depressive and intrusive thoughts. Depression comes in several forms and is one of the most common mood disorders in the world. The condition is so widespread that it’s estimated that 1 out of […]

How Is Depression Diagnosed?

Everyone experiences sadness or dark and negative thoughts at some point in their lives. Normally, those feelings are temporary and may come and go. But when those feelings become oppressive and persistent, making it difficult to alter your outlook or move on to more positive aspects of your life, you may have a type of […]

Mental Health’s Role in School Shooting Prevention

When highly publicized issues, such as the topic of school shootings, enter the public consciousness, opinions are had by all. In an ideal world, we would be able to take everyone’s opinion into account and then collectively come up with a solution. This does not happen in real life. Unfortunately, it is much more likely […]

What Is Treatment-Resistant Depression?

It’s okay for you to feel a little sad, down, or even occasionally lose interest in things. But, if those feelings persist or interfere with your ability to function and act normally, it may be time to see a doctor about clinical depression. Clinical depression is a widespread mental health disorder that affects children and […]

What Is the Treatment for Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that affects millions of people, regardless of age. Though relatively common, no two individuals experience symptoms the exact same way. It’s normal to feel random bouts of sadness or to lose interest in activities or events every now and then. Usually, these feelings go away without treatment. However, for individuals […]

How to Help Someone With Depression Who Refuses Treatment

Many friends and loved ones find themselves in awkward predicaments as they ponder how to help someone with depression who refuses treatment. It’s well established that treatment can make depression symptoms more manageable and life more enjoyable. However, due to many reasons, not everyone is receptive to the idea of treatment. Denial and avoidance are […]

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