In this article a new smartphone app called "Catch It" could be potentially used as a treatment for depression or anxiety. This app helps individuals change their thought patterns to more positive though patterns.
In this article it is discussed how a majority of adults in the United States don't receive treatment for depression. A majority that have been treated don't see a mental health specialist. The ones that do receive treatment are usually adolescents, females, whites, college educated, etc.
This article discusses how depression not only affects individuals mentally, but it also affects individuals physically. It has been found that depression can affect your heart badly like cholesterol or obesity.
In this article, the benefits of exercise are discussed. Exercise, even in little amounts can prevent specific mental illnesses from developing. Studies have been conducted to prove this evidence in the article.
This article discusses how bright light therapy is used to effectively reduce symptoms of depression. It has also been tested on people with bipolar disorder but they can experience certain side effects from this type of treatment. Therefore "the mechanism of response is unclear in bipolar disorder".