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When To Seek Treatment

There are a number of red flag symptoms that should encourage someone to seek help for depression right away. These would include things like: thoughts of harming oneself or others, or if the depression is tangibly affecting them in a very direct way. So for example, if someone is in danger of losing their job, losing a relationship due to their depression, they should certainly seek treatment right away. The other general recommendation we give when it comes to seeking treatment is if the depression is not going away. What's considered not going away? Obviously there are different opinions on how to define that. A general rule of thumb we give people is about two weeks. If a person is having consistent symptoms for one week, that could be a fluke. Once it's getting to two weeks, that's already getting closer to the point where it's probably a good idea to speak to someone just to try to turn the current before it becomes more entrenched.

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Top Apps for Depression

Everyone has his or her own way of dealing with depression. Some people prefer to regulate their depression using medication, while others prefer therapy. Today many people are turning to mobile apps to help them manage their depression. Keep in mind that apps do not replace medical care. Use depression-regulating apps to complement prescribed treatment.

Pacifica

Pacifica

This highly rated app uses meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy to manage...

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Stop, Breathe, and Think

Stop, Breathe, and Think

The name summarizes almost everything the app aims to offer you. Stop, Breathe & Think...

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Calm

Calm

As the name suggests, the Calm app is designed to help the user calm down and relax...

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Breathe2Relax

Breathe2Relax

Just as illustrated in the name, Breath2Relax teaches you how to use deep breathing exercises to...

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Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) encourages you to develop different ways of dealing with...

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Relax Melodies

Relax Melodies

Sleep deprivation is a major source of stress. Relax Melodies helps you fight stress-related insomnia...

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MoodKit

MoodKit

MoodKit is based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Users gain access to over...

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TalkLife

TalkLife

TalkLife is simple to use. It’s basically an online community where members can easily find...

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Daylio

Daylio

This app’s functionality is simple, fun, and easy to use for people of all ages and...

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Headspace

Headspace

Headspace is one of the most comprehensive apps available for meditation and mindfulness...

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7 Cups

7 Cups

If you’re searching for an app that has the numbers to back its claims for assistance with symptoms of depression, look no further than 7 Cups.

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Moodpath

Moodpath

If you’re concerned about your mental health, download the Moodpath app to test yourself before you acquire a clinical diagnosis.

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Happify

Happify

Instead of letting your emotions control you, wouldn’t you rather learn to control your emotions? Happify is an app that gives you the essential

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Moodnotes

Moodnotes

If you find it hard to explain the symptoms you feel when dealing with depression, learn to verbalize your feeling through Moodnotes.

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SuperBetter

SuperBetter

One way to fight depression is to engage in simple activities to promote healthy habit building. This is the idea behind SuperBetter.

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The Sims FreePlay

The Sims FreePlay

While many children and adults alike have enjoyed the creative gameplay of The Sims series for years, the new Sims FreePlay has exhibited traits

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Youper

Youper

On the website, Youper claims that it can help you feel less anxious, less stressed, and less blue. In terms of improvement,the app boasts it can

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Talkspace

Talkspace

Who better than an Olympian to testify to the benefits of a therapeutic app for depression? That’s right, Michael Phelps admitted to struggling

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Moment

Moment

If you’re like many, you may find using your phone too often is taking way from your ability to be engaged in the real world. Social media is a

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Featured Depression Clinical Trials and Studies

Major Depressive Disorder Research Study – Science 37

Major Depressive Disorder Research Study – Science 37

Depression can frequently make you feel sad or anxious. If it's something you're dealing with now or have in the past, you're not alone.
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Efficacy of an Online Program for the Treatment of Mild and Moderate Depression

Efficacy of an Online Program for the Treatment of Mild ...

Major depression (MD) is a disease with a great impact on people´s functioning and is the second leading cause of disability worldwide.
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A Family Depression Prevention Program (FDP)

A Family Depression Prevention Program (FDP)

Depression is a major public health problem affecting over 15 million U.S. adults annually and is especially prevalent in those of parenting age.
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Brief CBT for the Treatment of Depression During Inpatient Hospitalization

Brief CBT for the Treatment of Depression During ...

Participants assigned to the CBT condition will receive the usual standard of care during an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
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Set Your Goal: Engaging Go/No-Go Active Learning

Set Your Goal: Engaging Go/No-Go Active Learning

Depression and anxiety are the largest contributors to disease and disability, affecting around 300 million people. This research study
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Brain Imaging Study on Teen Depression

Brain Imaging Study on Teen Depression

Our clinical research aims to better understand brain functioning and emotion regulation, with the goal of improving therapies designed to
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A Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of AXS-05 Administered Orally to Subjects with Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder

A Randomized, Double-blind, Active-controlled Trial to ...

This is a study looking at how safe and effective the investigational drug (AXS-05) is in treating patients who have been diagnosed with major
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