Depression is another term for Depressive Disorders, which are brain disorders based on abnormal brain circuit functioning, maladaptive thinking and behaviors, maladaptive coping to stressors, and mood dysregulation. Depressive Disorders include the following DSM-IV diagnoses:
Major Depressive Disorder
Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood
Depression Secondary to a General Medical Condition
In this video, the clinical course of depression is described, and what it can become. This is why it is important to get help for depression immediately, so that it does not negatively affect your life, relationships, and job. Please visit DepressionBoss.com to learn more about depression.
The problem with such studies is that pharmaceutical companies spin them and focus solely on antidepressant medication treatment. The main focus of the study should be that effective treatment of the mother’s depression leads to improved parenting, which leads to happier kids. Also, the depressed mothers should be offered the range of non-medication solutions, which includes psychotherapy, psychoeducation, self-help, support groups, exercise, meditation, and natural supplements.
All the focus on the wonders of prescription medications for anxiety and depression is overstated. For mild to moderate cases of anxiety and depression, prescription medications should not be a primary treatment option, as detailed in this article.