• I have depression... and sexual addiction.
      This first-person account was shared with HOPE by Yvette, a 50-year-old warehouse associate. All names have been changed for privacy.   I was always the funny one in the family. I was Read more
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder in men
    “We’d make fun of Dad all the time… still kind of do,” says Anita, a choir director, with a laugh. Her father, Dan, was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), nearly Read more
  • What is performance anxiety?
    Ask any athlete, singer, dancer or public speaker. Performance anxiety is very real. Performance anxiety, put simply, is the fear to perform something specific – usually something that must be accomplished in Read more
  • Is smiling depression a real thing?
      As a mother to two teenage sons, owner of a thriving business, and a happily married wife, Anya, 43, is the very definition of success. She carves out time for Read more
  • What's the difference between situational and clinical depression?
    “What makes you think you’re actually depressed?” Jamie had just lost her boyfriend, Matt, to a car accident; at 27 years old, he’d been at the prime of his life, and Read more
  • What is late-life depression?
      Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States, impacting nearly 35 million people in this country alone. There’s a lot of conversation about depression Read more
  • I'm a 43 year old woman with ADHD
    The following post is as told to HOPE Therapy and Wellness. Name has been changed for privacy.   My name is Amanda, and I am 43 years old. I run a bakery Read more
  • What is Post Traumatic Relationship Syndrome?
    Elaine remembers meeting Scott ten years before; he was handsome, successful, and “perfect on paper. “If I could have designed a man, it would have been him,” the 38-year-old writer says Read more
  • Are menopause and depression related?
    Beverly, 43, is an artist and a sculptor. At the age of 19, when she lost her father to a car accident, she’d fallen in a deep depression, which lasted Read more
  • What is double depression?
      To understand double depression, we first have to understand depressive disorders. Depressive disorders are a group of mental health disorders that carry with them some or all of the following symptoms: Read more
  • Is depression possible in children?
    Although we typically hear of depression in young adults, adults and even adolescents, we rarely hear of talk about depression in children – but it is possible. Depression in kids, however, Read more
  • Are there triggers for depression?
    It seems the word trigger can be a trigger in and of itself, and no wonder – reports have revealed that up to 10% of American adults live with depression, Read more
  • How to live with a depressed person
    In their first year of marriage, Dominic and Amy discovered a lot about each other, as newly married couples do. Amy learned that Dominic was an early bird – really Read more
  • No, depression is not all in your head
      Susan cringes visibly when remembering a conversation with her new sister-in-law, Debbie, ten years ago. Recently diagnosed with epilepsy and diabetes, Susan was in an emotional spiral, and couldn’t shake her Read more
  • Are t here different types of depression?
    Although we all feel sad at one time or another, when those terrible feelings don’t go away after two weeks straight and it seems that you can’t function normally, you Read more
  • My spouse was unfaithful. Could I have PTSD?
    When we hear the term PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, often the images that flash through our minds are of soldiers triggered by the memories of war. We think of Read more
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