Normal Bad Mood or Depression?

The transition from childhood to the teenage years can be a difficult time. Hormones in the body can affect a young person’s emotions and moods. As children grow they usually want to pull away from parents and develop their own personality. So, they may talk or act differently as a teenager.

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People with depression are often told to exercise. What if they can’t?

The notion that physical activity helps patients with depression has been well documented in medical research: in fact, a 2011 study found that“exercise compares favourably to antidepressant medications” as a way to treat mild to moderate depression. However, the motivation and energy needed to exercise are often directly at odds with the symptoms of the mood disorder.

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