Malaise: Causes

Source: http://www.localhealth.com/article/malaise/causes What causes malaise? Malaise can result from a wide variety of physical and emotional disturbances. Emotional or psychological causes of malaise Malaise may be caused by emotional or psychological disturbances including: Depression Fatigue Stress Physical causes of malaise Malaise can also be caused by chronic physical disorders including: Anemia (low red blood cell count) Arthritis,…

Malaise: Symptoms

Source: http://www.localhealth.com/article/malaise/symptoms Malaise: Symptoms What other symptoms might occur with malaise? Malaise may accompany other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Malaise that is related to a physical disorder may differ from malaise that is related to an emotional or psychological condition in terms of the symptoms it causes. Physical symptoms…

Depression Is NOT a Mental Illness

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jamie-flexman/depression-mental-illness_b_3931629.html It’s physical This is a short article that I wish to get out there because it constantly irritates me about the many misconceptions regarding depression, what it is and who gets it. I want to begin by asking a simple question. What is the difference between depression and food poisoning? I’ll tell you. With…

The malaise theory of depression

Source: http://www.hedweb.com/bgcharlton/depression.html The malaise theory of depression: Major depressive disorder is sickness behavior and antidepressants are analgesic Bruce G Charlton MD ABSTRACT It is proposed that major depressive disorder is inappropriate ‘sickness behavior’ generated by abnormalities in cytokines, and that antidepressants exert their specifically beneficial effects through analgesic action on the core dysphoric emotion of malaise.…

The dopamine side(s) of depression

Source: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/scicurious-brain/2012/12/17/the-dopamine-sides-of-depression/   The dopamine side(s) of depression By Scicurious | December 17, 2012 |  2   Depression is a disease with a difficult set of symptoms. Not only are the symptoms difficult to describe (how do you really describe anhedonia, before you know the word for it?), symptoms of depression manifest in different ways for different people. One person will…

Misconceptions About Depression

Source: http://www.psycholocrazy.com/4-ridiculously-common-misconceptions-about-depression Depression sucks. It’s the vampire of diseases. It hides in plain sight, waiting to pounce. You don’t hear it coming. It’s too swift and clever for that. It sinks its teeth into your psyche, draining your confidence, your energy levels and your sense of self-worth. You’re powerless to prevent it. Once it has you…

Why depression can be a good thing.

Source: http://www.psycholocrazy.com/5-reasons-why-depression-can-be-a-good-thing “Hey cheer up, it can’t be that bad. Pull yourself together” Anyone who has ever experienced depression knows how words such as those can really get our blood boiling. It’s no wonder many of us refuse to tell anyone about how we feel when we just KNOW what the common response will be. The…