Living-with depression

6 in 10 drinkers have anxiety disorders

Many people drink because they're feeling anxious. In fact it is estimated that about 60% of people in rehabilitation centres have an underlying anxiety disorder.

Depression and sleep

Tired of tossing and turning at night, watching the hours tick by? Don’t despair, a good night’s sleep might be possible after all.

Depression and sex

It is common for depressed people to suffer a loss of libido. Why does this happen and what can you do?

Diet and depression

There are many exogenous and endogenous factors that can cause depression. Diet and depression tend to be reciprocally linked to each other, writes Dr Ingrid van Heerden.

Depression's effect on pleasure is real

Loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities is a common sign of depression - and it's a neurological response that researchers can actually see in the brain.

Feel better in ten minutes

All stressed out and ready to strangle someone? Before you explode, here are some suggestions on how you can feel better in 10 minutes.


Self-help is not a treatment for a depressive illness on its own, but it can contribute towards accelerating recovery and it can help to maintain the benefits of treatment.

Ways to beat winter depression

Many people find winter, with its cold weather and long, dark nights, depressing. Research has indicated that diet can play an important role in thwarting the winter blues.

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