Depression - Lifestyle
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes some of the life-events that may have been a factor in his first major depressive episode at 52 years of age.
Depression often has an adolescent and young adult onset, so that was the biochemical depression that I experienced. But I was working 75 hours a week; I was seeing 35 patients a week and with managed care was doing all the managed care, telephone calls and doing my own billing. I was a workaholic, which is essentially what I think catapulted me into or at least contributed to that first major depression.
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An overview of depression-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Doctor Jon Lieberman explains that the mortality rate for individuals diagnosed with depression disorder is as high as 15%.
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes the experience of living with depression, which includes strong feelings of apathy, anxiety, and problems sleeping.
Doctor Jon Lieberman discusses the propsed mechanism of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), a controversial treatment for depression.
Doctor Jon Lieberman explains that if an individual has had a depressive episode, the probability of having another increases significantly.
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes his experiences with treating depression, where antidepressant medication was abandoned in favor of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
Doctor Jon Lieberman discusses three neurotransmitters that have been associated with depression - dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
Doctor Jon Lieberman outlines three treatments for depression - medication, talk therapy, and a combination of both. The combined approach has consistently been most successful.
Doctor Jon Lieberman compares some of the subtypes of depression, which include major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder.
Doctor Jon Lieberman describes the experience of receiving electroconvulsive therapy - a painless procedure lasting a few seconds.