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Blog – Depression

Westside Behavioral Care / Blog – Depression

Although everyone has experienced sadness in their lives, the sadness that occurs during the holiday season is a unique feeling. Especially felt during November and December, holiday depression is commonly referred to as the "holiday blues". The holidays are associated with festivities and Christmas and...

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD or seasonal depression, is a condition that affects millions of people. It is more common during the winter months when the days are shorter, hence its name. The symptoms tend to wane once spring sets in. People who suffer...

Dealing With Childhood Trauma Childhood is the time to play, have fun, socialize and learn new things. But not all children are privileged to have a fulfilling and happy childhood. Some children become victims of abuse - physical, emotional or sexual, making their childhood the most...

We continue to experience tragedies world-wide. If you watch the news or read the paper you’ve seen heart-wrenching photos of the families who have lost loved ones. It’s so difficult to watch because you yourself might have feelings of grief, putting yourself in the shoes...

According to a study just published by an international team of researchers, people who have suffered childhood abuse are more likely to be diagnosed with major depression after reaching adulthood, even more likely if they have inherited genes which cause a predisposition to the disorder. Adult patients who...