| Posted On Mar 21, 2012 | By:

Doesn’t everybody get depressed? The difference between mood changes and a mood disorder

In popular culture, the words “sad” and “depressed” are used synonymously, but they are not the same.   Sadness is an emotional response to an event and should pass relatively quickly, but depression is actually a medical condition, known as a mood disorder, involving a collection of specific symptoms.  If feelings of sadness begin to interfere with your life and last for weeks on end, they may have developed into depression. Sadness is a normal change in mood,

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| Posted On Mar 08, 2012 | By:

The Problem with Skimping on Sleep

When you are trying to go to sleep and cannot, or when you wake up at 3am, you can feel very isolated and alone.  But you are definitely not alone.  Sleep deprivation is a national crisis that affects 1 in 4 American adults.  43% of Americans between 13 and 64 years of age say they rarely or never get a good night’s sleep during the week.  37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month,

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