Understanding Zoloft Depression Better

Understanding Zoloft Depression Better - Always feeling under the weather? Always not in the mood to be around others and have a good time? If you’re suffering from prolonged sadness for quite some time now, you should face these bouts of depression and get yourself diagnosed by a psychiatrist, they’re doctors who can actually help you out with your problem. Also, with the introduction of Zoloft depression, the number one, most-prescribed medicine for depression treatment, the problems concerning depression can easily be gone.

Depression or prolonged sadness is actually quite common in the United States, around 9.5 percent of the American population actually suffer from this illness, however, not all of them get to be treated, thus, depression and its ill-effects continue to be a burden to some individuals. This illness may seem quite simple to treat but in reality, it takes more than a little cheering up to actually cure depression. Constant visits to a cognitive behavior therapist is a must as well as taking all the prescribed medicines that the doctor will ask the patient to take – none of these exactly come cheap, but the amount of suffering that a person is going through because of depression is enough reason already for others to start taking notice and face depression head on. Here’s where Zoloft depression actually steps in, proven to be a safe and very effective treatment for various types of depression as well as anxiety, Zoloft depression has actually been around for around 12 years. Patients have been proven to respond well to treatments from Zoloft depression while doctors favor Zoloft depression’s availability in various strengths, this way, someone who’s suffering from depression doesn’t have to settle for something else just cause they don’t have the right dosage available, with Zoloft depression, it’s hard to not get the right dosage for you.

In a nutshell, Zoloft depression is actually a type of antidepressant which is known to people as “selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor” or SSRI. It’s well-known to be a good treatment for patients over the age of eighteen that are being treated for the following: depression, posttraumatic disorder or PTSD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD and obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.

Some commonly asked questions about Zoloft depression are the following:

How long does it take before the effect of Zoloft depression actually kicks in?

How important is it to follow the doctor’s prescription for Zoloft depression?

To be frank, Zoloft depression is actually not for everyone, those patients who are taking pimozide or MAOIs are strictly discouraged from using Zoloft depression. Various side effects can stem from actually using Zoloft depression such as: diarrhea, nausea, sleepiness/insomnia, dry mouth and sexual side effects. Although according to studies, a lot of people actually didn’t care about the side effects and still opted to continue on taking Zoloft depression.

Some good points to consider though is that Zoloft depression is actually in no way addicting unlike other medication and it is not in any way, can be associated with weight gain.

Since Zoloft depression actually comes in various dosages (25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets), it is definitely best to consult your doctor first before taking any Zoloft depression tablet. This is one of the main reasons why Zoloft depression was actually created in various dosages, since each person is unique, one’s need for Zoloft depression may actually differ from the other and that is why we need professional doctors to assess how much or how little of Zoloft depression does one actually need. Self medication has always been a problem of doctors since their patients usually just end up in worse state than usual whenever they self-medicate and conduct their own diagnosis.

Depending on a person’s body makeup or ability to respond to treatments as well as one’s willingness to actually help him or herself get better, the effects of Zoloft depression can be felt in as early as 2 weeks, just continue on following the doctors prescriptions as well as showing up for every therapy session, Zoloft depression will seriously work for you.

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Helping Yourself with Depression Help

Helping Yourself with Depression Help - If you're currently feeling so out of it, totally out of your normal system and just basically hating and ignoring almost, always everything and anyone that comes along, try to get yourself checked by a psychiatrist because you those little mood swings and erratic Ally McBeal-ish behavior that you're trying to ignore for some long may actually be symptoms of depression. Act fast because if you do, it'll certainly be a lot harder for you to be able to have yourself cured from this illness, especially once self-delusion starts to kick in.

Actually start by hauling your depressed ass into the hospital and get yourself diagnosed by a reputable psychiatrist, one that'll actually help you with your depression concerns, answer all the possible questions that you may have when it comes to depression as well as provide you with the best available to depression treatment that'll make you give yourself some good-old, yet extremly effective depression help. All it needs is the right attitude.

After actually being honest with yourself when it comes to actually being a patient who is suffering from depression, quit turning youself into a victim and find out from these various types of depression the actual one that you're suffering from: Manic or Bipolar depression - characterized by sudden and extreme changes in one's mood wherein one minute he or she is in an elevated state of euphoria while the next minute (day or week) he or she is feeling to be in a personal hell, Postpartum depression - characterized by a prolonged sadness and a feeling of emptiness by a new mother wherein physical stress during child birth, an uncertain sense of responsibility towards the new born baby can be just some of the possible factors why some new mother go through this, Dysthimia - characterized by a slight similarity with depression, although this time, it's been proven to be a lot less severe, but of course with any case, should be treated immediately, Cyclothemia - characterized by a slight similarity with Manic or Bipolar depression wherein the individual suffering from this mental illness may occasionally suffer from severe changes in one's moods, Seasonal Affective Disorder - characterized by falling in a rut only during specific seasons (i.e. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall) studies however, prove that more people actually fall in to a rut more during the Winter and Fall seasons and lastly, Mood swings, wherein a person's mood may shift from happy to sad to angry in just a short time. But in spite of how scary or how daunting a task is the road towards a sound mental health is, depression help abounds and is just up to you if you’re willing to take in some of that depression help, may it be from your family, friends, support group and mainly starting from yourself, there really is a lot of depression help to go around.

The old adage, slowly but surely greatly applies in trying to treat depression, as the patient continues taking the prescribed medicines for his/her depression treatment, as well as the corresponding therapy sessions with the cognitive behavior therapist, a patient being treated from depression needs all the support and depression help that he or she can get.

While being treated for depression, the patient as well as his or her family and other loved ones are advised to make realistic goals concerning depression wherein, to not assume that their depression can be easily treated in a snap. Depression help begins with trying to understand the patient’s situation and continue on being patient as well as always extending your help because depression help is never easy nor is the depression treatment itself, which is why both patients and loved ones need to help each other out through every step of the way. Never set goals that are high above your reach, give yourself some depression help by not being too hard on yourself, believe that you are good and strong enough to achieve your goals but only one step at a time.

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Five Foods That Can Help Boost Fertility

Five Foods That Can Help Boost Fertility - Let's talk about baby-making foods. No, not the aphrodisiacs that will get you and your sweetheart in the mood -- that part's on you (though it wouldn't hurt to flip through the "chocolate Viagra" chapter of my book “Eat It to Beat It”) -- but the foods linked to increased fertility in both men and women.

Infertility affects about 12 percent of couples, a statistic attributed partly by some studies to an increasingly Western-style diet, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Adding these five foods to shopping cart can help you to pivot away from heavily processed food choices, and find your path to optimal health, and perhaps, Babyville.



Fertility discussions usually focus on women's aging ovaries, but we all know it takes two to tango. And research suggests that for men, a couple of handfuls of walnuts every day may be the ticket to stronger, faster, even prettier sperm.

The study printed in the journal Biology of Reproduction looked at the effect of added polyunsaturated fatty acids on the sperm health of 117 healthy men aged 21 to 35. Sure enough, those that ate 75 grams of Omega-3 rich walnuts (about 2/3 cup, or 2 man handfuls) experienced improvement in sperm vitality, motility, and morphology. The nut-free control group experienced no changes.

Most of us, men and women, can benefit from additional Omega 3s, so consider making walnuts a staple on your weekly grocery list.

Ice Cream

Ladies, you can now add "reproductive health" to the list of reasons you need to keep the freezer stocked with ice cream.

A study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggests full-fat dairy may increase a woman's chances of ovulating. Researchers found that women enjoying a scoop of full-fat ice cream at least twice a week had a 38 percent lower risk of anovulatory infertility compared with women consuming ice cream less than once a week. Low-fat dairy, on the other hand, had the opposite effect.

The results may seem to contradict standard nutritional advice, but researchers suggest skimming the fat from dairy alters its balance of sex hormones in a way that could tip the scales against ovulation.

While more research is required into the relationship between dairy and fertility, you can check out a list of some of my favorite full-fat, minimally processed ice cream brands in “Eat It to Beat It.”


A study by Harvard researchers printed in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that produce rich in beta-carotene can improve sperm motility (its ability to swim toward an egg) by up to 8 percent. Carrots were singled out for their sperm-boosting properties.

Luteine, an antioxidant found in leafy greens, had a similar effect, according to the study. So make like Bugs Bunny and get snacking. When it comes to male fertility, that’s what’s up, doc!


An inexpensive form of vegetarian protein and fiber, lentils are also a rich source of iron, a mineral known to play a key role in reproductive health.

In a well-cited Harvard School of Health study, women who got most of their iron from plant sources reduced their risk of infertility by 40 percent. Moreover, the higher the dose of the iron supplements, the lower the risk. Women who took the highest doses, more than 41 milligrams a day, reduced their risk of ovulatory infertility by 62 percent. Iron from meat didn't show the same benefits.

While researchers don't recommend popping iron supplements as an aid to becoming pregnant, supplementing a well-balanced diet with a whole-food multivitamin may improve your overall health and, consequently, your baby-making prospects.


Get the man in your life to start channeling Popeye, and you may soon have a baby on board.

A study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that supplemental folic acid and zinc to increase sperm counts in men with reduced fertility.

You can find sperm-boosting folic acid, the B9 vitamin, in leafy greens like spinach and kale. And lentils are a good source of zinc; one more reason to add them to your shopping list! Good Morning America )

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The Marriage Behind ‘Good Wife’

The Marriage Behind ‘Good Wife’ - It’s been more than three decades since Robert and Michelle King, The Good Wife’s married showrunners, first intertwined their professional and personal lives. Back in 1983, when Robert moved to L.A. as an aspiring playwright, he made ends meet by working at FrontRunners, an athletic shoe store around the corner. There, he crossed paths with Michelle, a part-time coworker who was about to start her senior year at UCLA. “We met each other stocking the sock wall,” recalls Robert. They soon started dating, but “we kept our relationship secret,” Robert says. “We didn’t want to deal with the pressure of the office…” “The shoe world!” Michelle pipes in, laughing. Adds Robert, “We don’t keep it a secret now!”

As if they ever could. As the powerhouse creators and showrunners behind The Good Wife, broadcast TV’s most acclaimed show (and one of the best series on broadcast or cable), the couple has expertly calling the shots together for five seasons as Alicia Florrick (Julianna Marguiles) has navigated her tenuous marriage while rising through the ranks at Lockhart/Gardner, before leaving the firm this season in a blaze of glory to start her own practice. As The Good Wife returns March 9 after a two-month hiatus (to avoid the Olympics and a slew of other recent major Sunday night events, including the Super Bowl, Oscars, and Grammys), Robert, 54, and Michelle, 51, sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss how they’ve successfully pulled off being married to their job—and each other. “If it weren’t fun,” says Michelle, “we wouldn’t be doing it.”

In person, the duo exhibits the relaxed affection of a long-time couple who are utterly at ease together, and remain delighted and amused by one another’s company. Robert tends to take the lead in responses (“I talk more and Michelle's more the sound-bite woman,” he explains), while Michelle deftly chooses her moments to interject. Case in point: “You should get to the core of the difference between us,” suggests Robert, glancing over at Michelle. “You’re Jewish and I’m Catholic.” Retorts Michelle, “Well, I didn’t know that was the core difference!” “But it’s different enough that it’s explored on the show,” says Robert. “And I’m more conservative than you are politically.”

After the Kings married in 1987, they kept their professional lives separate for nearly 15 years. Robert wrote films like Vertical Limit and Cutthroat Island, while Michelle worked in development at studios and production companies. Then in 2001, they began developing a series called The Line with director Ron Underwood. “It was about the border, very much like The Bridge now,” says Robert, who collaborated with Michelle for the first time on the project. “We wrote it together, and it was a really good process, because TV was a new language to learn, because of the five-act structure. Michelle loved structure, and I rebel against structure. We were able to work together and sit at the typewriter together, and it was fun.”

As they started The Line, Robert and Michelle had no hesitation about teaming up. “Even when we weren’t being paid as a couple, we always discussed what we were doing,” says Michelle. Explains Robert, “Also one of the good things about network TV is the speed that it is done. You get answers on things very fast. So we did know if we hated working together, it was going to be over within four months.” Yet neither of them actually thought that things would go sour. “You get a sense of these things,” says Robert. “Our personalities are close enough and yet they're not mirroring each other. And you get that sense that it would be working out fine.”

The Line never went forward, but the experience cemented Robert and Michelle’s professional partnership. They collaborated on a few other pilot scripts before creating In Justice, their 2006 ABC legal drama with Kyle MacLachlan and Jason O’Mara. During the show’s 13-episode run, the Kings learned that they needed to make some necessary adjustments to their work/home relationship. “There's a tendency with working together and being a husband-and-wife that the writing talk starts filling out every corner of your life,” says Robert. “And that was a mistake. When we'd have date night we knew that, okay, no more business talk.”

By the time they created The Good Wife in 2009, Robert and Michelle had a better sense of how to divide and conquer the showrunning duties (they were initially teamed with a more seasoned co-showrunner, Dee Johnson, who departed during the first season). “We split up the division of labor right down the middle,” says Robert, explaining that Michelle handles “wardrobe, hair, makeup, production design and taking the lead on casting.” Meanwhile, says Michelle, “Robert’s in the editing room and galloping ahead on scripts.” And they are both a regular presence in the writerss room.

Because a showrunner’s work is never done, the Kings say they can’t imagine any other way to approach their job. “Bill Prady, who runs Big Bang Theory, had a good way of talking about showrunning, which is it's the equivalent of writing and putting on a show, but also running 12 7-Eleven's in the Valley,” says Robert, “You get a call like, ‘The Slurpee machine’s out; come on down!’ There's this need to tweak and make sure everything is working that actually requires two minds.” Being able to split those duties with her husband is the best part of working together, says Michelle. “It’s a huge job. I actually don't understand how people do it singly. And when just one of a couple is doing it, I think it must be very hard that it doesn't leave enough time to be together.”

And the worst part of showrunning with one’s spouse? “The worst part is when we disagree, because that can be very difficult. We had fought about the Peter Bogdanovich thing. That argument went on a month and a half,” says Robert of the recent revelation that the “Peter” who fathered the unborn baby of ethics advisor Marilyn (Melissa George) was not in fact Alicia’s husband, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), but the famous film director, who played himself in a cameo. “There was probably a way to answer that with a little more seriousness. And we had a disagreement of how silly, how much you could throw it away versus how much you could take it seriously.”

But that was far from the duo’s biggest—and oddest—clash. “I think the biggest creative argument we ever had was whether U.S. should be abbreviated with or without periods within a script,” says Michelle. “I mean, it gets down to that level! I think it went on for two days, and I could not tell you which of us had which position or where it landed.” Adds Robert, “Which is the advantage of [being on a] network. There are so many decisions that have to be made, you can't really fight over one for very long.”

Regardless of the argument, when Robert and Michelle do disagree on something, they keep their differences behind closed doors. “One thing we did learn, in front of a group you're a united front no matter what,” says Robert. “Because if they think they can play Mommy off against Daddy, it's a real problem. So whatever decision’s made, it just kind of goes, even if the other person disagrees with it.”

Nor do they play good showrunner/bad showrunner. “I mean, there will be times when one of us will be in one room dealing with one issue and the other will be in the other,” says Michelle, “but there's not a nice one and a less nice one.” Well, most of the time, at least: “When we've had talent issues, one of us usually deals with it,” says Robert. “So if that gets contentious, then the other person can come along later and say, ‘Okay, now it's worked out. We're all good. Don't worry about what Robert said.’ We've had a few circumstances like that, where we've had to deal with talent on the East Coast, and it's usually just one of us who does it so the other one is kept clean.”

Unlike in the early days of their work partnership, Robert and Michelle no longer have strict rules about avoiding office talk at home. “It flows everywhere, but not in a bad way,” says Michelle. “It's what we, or at least what I, would want to be talking about.” Especially given that their daughter, 14, now also contributes ideas to the show. “She really likes the process and she likes influencing with music, she gives us music,” says Robert. “So ground rules would be more essential if we didn't think Sophia was embracing what she sees of the process.”

They freely admit that their working relationship might be much more strained were The Good Wife not so beloved by its fans. “Shows that are not connecting with their audience are just as hard to make as shows that are,” says Robert. “So you'd have all the work, but you'd also have another layer of angst, which is a network or studio that was pressuring you or making calls like, ‘Why did you make this decision?’ We haven't had that kind of dustup with CBS at all, so I have a feeling that makes this an unusual situation.”

When there have been major issues—like last season’s decision to jettison the instantly-toxic Season 4 storyline involving Kalinda’s (Archie Panjabi) estranged husband, Nick—they’ve confronted them together. “That was probably our most tense moment on the show,” says Robert. (“But not with each other!” Michelle quickly adds.) “Even with that, you and I were in complete agreement with what we had to do. And then it was like okay, how do we accomplish this, and who do we have to talk to? There were a lot of people that we had to get on the same page with what our plan was to get around it, not just within house, not just within the actors, but also the studio and network: this is how we're planning to approach it.”

In the end, Robert and Michelle feel that working side by side as showrunners has ultimately been beneficial for their marriage, and not just because it’s the only way they’d ever see each other otherwise. “I'll say this: we've had some disasters in our personal life. And the show offers a healthy distraction sometimes from that, where you feel like we can't let that eat away at us because we have this deadline,” says Robert. “The deadline, as awful as it is, makes you get over whatever personal problems there are. I would say in that way it has been an improvement on marriage, because I have a feeling that whatever those disasters were, they probably would've had more resonance and a little more difficulty in our private life if there wasn't like, ‘Okay, we’ve got to get over that, because we have to start working on script number 18.’”

While they realize that working together on a show that was built on the lead character’s strained marriage might raise question about their own union, the Kings insist that the old adage that writers always write about what they know doesn’t always hold true. “This would be an exception to that rule!” insists Michelle. Referencing Peter’s dalliances with prostitutes that were uncovered the pilot, she adds, “It’s not like we looked back and said, ‘Oh, that hooker thing!’”

“If anything, it’s probably helped,” the show’s fictional marriage between Alicia and Peter, says Robert. “The show tries to walk a thin line between how much it's a good idea to divorce the schmuck and how much is it a good idea to stay with the schmuck. And I think our happiness—that we work well together—has allowed that conservative side of the show. The idea that maybe a married couple should work it out has risen. If our relationship weren't as good, it probably would be like, ‘Throw the bum out!’” Does that mean if Alicia and Peter divorce next season, viewers should worry about the state of the Kings’s union? Says Robert after a long laugh, “Yeah, poor Robert and Michelle!”

The couple’s solid marriage also “allows us to explore issues” on The Good Wife, says Robert. “They're just not the issues at the core of our relationship, but there's a lot of observations we have of, our daughter’s in high school now and a lot of her friends have divorced parents. So I mean exploring the idea of how much do our kids have interest in their parents staying together. The stability that we're—see, all of this is terrible. It might end tomorrow! [“Yes,” agrees Michelle]—but the stability that we feel now allows us to use that as a place to look out at other relationships around us and either satirize and comment on them, or dramatize them.”

In fact, things have gone so smoothly for them in tandem on The Good Wife that the Kings can’t envision a scenario in which they would end their professional partnership. “We don't always feel equal passion for an idea,” says Michelle, “but personally working together is so appetizing.” While Robert says he could possibly write more feature films on his own, that option would be out of the question for any future TV projects. “If one of us did write a pilot on our own, we would bring the other on as a showrunner because the job itself requires two people. And we have too much fun!” ( thedailybeast.com )

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Napping makes you more productive

Be proud to sleep on the job - Some forward-thinking companies such as Nike and Google offer places for their employees to nap. But for most workers, napping in the office is frowned upon. This is a shame given the long list of benefits from an afternoon nap. Here are eight reasons why we should embrace and encourage naps during the workday:

OFFICE SLUMBER: An employee at a US firm takes a nap during office time using an ostrich pillow.
  • Napping makes you more productive: Research has shown that naps refresh our bodies, make us more attentive and improve our moods. It’s in the best interest of employers and employees for everyone to be functioning at their best. Fatigue contributes to $18 billion a year in lost productivity. And when tired employees go home, they’re at an increased risk of being in a car crash.
  • You’ll likely live longer: A 2007 study found that individuals who took a midday nap were more than 30 percent less likely to die of heart disease. Napping also has been shown to lower blood pressure.
  • Winston Churchill napped throughout World War II: The anti-napping lobby might argue that we’re all too busy at work to nap. So here’s a dose of perspective. The leader of a nation deeply involved in the most widespread war in human history found time to nap. He snoozed as bombs rained down on the country he led, and still emerged on the winning side with a legacy of being a great leader. As the former British prime minister wrote in a memoir: “Nature had not intended mankind to work from 8 in the morning until midnight without the refreshment of blessed oblivion which, even if it only lasts 20 minutes, is sufficient to renew all the vital forces.”
If Churchill can beat Hitler while taking afternoon siestas, you can take a quick break from that TPS report. Keep calm and nap on, everyone.
  • Some of the best minds in history napped: If Churchill isn’t a good enough celebrity endorsement for you, how about Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Napoleon, or Albert Einstein. All were known to nap.
  • You’ll be more creative: Research has found that REM sleep leads to a roughly 40 percent boost in creativity. Napping was one way Salvador Dali got ready to work, writes Dennis Drabelle:
To prime the pump for his surrealist paintings (the melting watch, the human leg with a built-in chest of drawers, etc.), the Catalan-born artist used to take — and abort — a nap after lunch. He would sit down with his arms extending beyond the chair’s arms. In one hand he would grasp a key between thumb and forefinger. After he fell asleep, his fingers would relax, the key would fall to the floor, the clatter would wake him up, and he would harvest the wild associations common to the first few minutes of sleep.
  • Napping is natural: The overwhelming majority of mammals sleep in short periods throughout the day. Humans naturally tire in the early afternoon, struggle to focus and experience an increased desire to sleep. Yet society only gives us one period of the day to sleep.
“Nature definitely intended that adults should nap in the middle of the day, perhaps to get out of the midday sun,” wrote noted sleep researcher William Dement in “Sleep and Alertness: Chronological, Behavioral and Medical Aspects of Napping.”
  • Napping is cheaper and more effective than coffee: The average American worker spends $1,092 a year on coffee. We need that caffeine burst to stay alert. But there are tradeoffs, which professor Sara C. Mednick, a sleep expert, points out:
  • Highly productive nations have embraced naps without negative consequences: Let’s hear it for Japan. While most of us are afraid to look like a slacker and rest our heads on our desks, the Japanese have overcome nap shame. Via Anthony Faiola: “When we see people napping during lunchtime, we think, ‘They are getting ready to put 100 percent in during the afternoon,’ ” said Paul Nolasco, a Toyota spokesman in Tokyo. “Nobody frowns upon it. And no one hesitates to take one during lunchtime either.” arabnews.com )

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