How To Cope More Effectively With Depression

Do you toss and turn at night or wake up at 3 AM unable to get back to sleep?

Does sadness overwhelm you at times, leaving you unable to enjoy the people and activities in your life?

When your emotions cloud your outlook, interfere with your relationships or affect the way you sleep at night and function during the day, you may be suffering from depression or an anxiety disorder.

Johns Hopkins physicians have achieved stunning success managing these life-altering conditions and are eager to share their latest finding with you right now.

Johns Hopkins White Paper: Depression and Anxiety

Your Depression Expert

Karen L. Swartz, M.D.
Director of Clinical and Educational Programs
Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

A copy of the new 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper is ready for you right now.

You're not the only one who feels sad or worried at times. It's normal. Living in anxious times provides us with plenty of reasons to worry about our families, our country, our basic health and our safety.

It's perfectly natural for you to respond to the ups and downs we all experience with elation or fear.

It's normal and expected for you to feel grief at the loss of a loved one, or a job or a precious possession.

It's common, and occasionally even helpful, for you to react to life's stresses, challenges and dangers with anxiety.

  • What's NOT perfectly natural is when those feelings persist long after the event or condition that triggered them.
  • What's NOT normal and expected is when those feelings seem to come at you from nowhere, appearing even in the absence of obvious external triggers.
  • What's certainly NOT helpful is feeling the weight of your emotions so heavily that they interfere with sleep, prevent you from performing daily activities or arouse concern in the people who care about you.

In its milder forms, depression or anxiety can make it difficult to even get yourself out of bed each morning and to go through the motions of your daily activities. Fatigue, inertia, feelings of sadness and recurring fears can hover like a rain cloud over your life.

In its more severe forms, depression or an anxiety disorder can immobilize you, sabotage your relationships, trigger feelings of helplessness and self-destructive behavior, and perhaps even turn your thoughts to suicide.

You DON'T have to suffer this way.

With new medications that promise greater relief with fewer side effects, as well as dramatic breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment, Johns Hopkins specialists are expertly prepared to help you find relief. The very latest information and their best professional advice are spelled out in an important new Johns Hopkins White Paper for informed health consumers like you.

The focus of The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper is on understanding and successfully coping with the most common mood and anxiety disorders.

You will benefit immeasurably if you, or someone you care about, is affected by any of the following conditions:

  • major depression
  • dysthymia
  • atypical depression
  • bipolar disorder
  • seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • panic disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • phobic disorders

While medication is often a significant part of treatment for mood or anxiety disorders, these conditions often have multiple causes and may respond best to a combination of treatments. The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper raises your awareness of the issues involved and increases your confidence in the choices you make about your health.


  • What causes mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, and what kind of chemical changes take place in the brain when people get depressed?
  • Does depression "run in the family?" What researchers have learned from studies of identical twins, fraternal twins and adopted children whose biological parents had a mood disorder.
  • The role your genes play in the kind of treatment that will work best for you. Do you know that if a certain antidepressant works well on your mother or brother, there is reason to think it might work for you?
  • What's the difference between "atypical" (which is actually very common) and typical depression?
  • How do people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) respond to the brain changes that accompany shorter days and lack of sunlight?
  • Can head injuries from trauma or a tumor cause behavioral changes?
  • How your brain "bounces back" as you recover from depression, and what you can do to speed the process.
  • Find out which medications can worsen your depression and anxiety.

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Learn about the biochemical changes in the brain that trigger a depressive episode, giving rise to the overwhelming sadness and other characteristic feelings suffered by most people with depression.

You will also learn why ignorance and erroneous thinking abound when it comes to the public's understanding of depression and anxiety disorders. Test your own knowledge and see how accurately you can answer the following questions:

TRUE OR FALSE: Depression is a normal part of aging.

TRUE OR FALSE: Bipolar disorder follows a predictable pattern, appearing in adolescence or young adulthood and progressing through symmetrical cycles of mania and depression.

TRUE OR FALSE: Although exercise can ease anxiety, you need at least an hour of vigorous aerobic movement to help jog yourself out of a negative feedback loop.

Although most Americans are convinced of their truth, the answer to each of the above questions is FALSE. The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper explains why and gives you accurate, responsible information to replace it.

You will have less to worry about when your copy of The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper arrives. Recent advances in our understanding of mood and anxiety disorders, as well as the development of newer, safer and more effective medications, are giving doctors new treatment options for their patients.

NEW DRUGS with better results and fewer side effects

Finding the best medications can take time, patience and an intimate knowledge of the full array of medications available today for the range of symptoms and causes surrounding depression and anxiety.

When you read The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper, you will learn how doctors zero in on the right medication for a given condition. Understand what options are available when the first (or second) drug your doctor tries doesn't provide relief ... or causes unacceptable side effects. Learn about new drugs that show promise.

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  • Fully updated 2013 charts, Antidepressant Drugs, Drugs for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, and Commonly Used Anti-anxiety Drugs. Generic and brand names, average daily dosage, side effects and special risks clearly spelled out.
  • Why depression aggravates chronic illness such as diabetes, arthritis, back problems and asthma.
  • Evidence that bright light therapy may help symptoms of depression

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Year after year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital ranks among America's Best Hospitals in US. News & World Report. You simply won't find a more knowledgeable and trustworthy source of the medical information you require.

A tradition of discovery and medical innovation is the hallmark of Johns Hopkins research. Hopkins is a leader in the development of new knowledge, new techniques and new technologies for improved patient care. The School of Medicine receives more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other medical school in America.

Since its founding in 1889, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has led the way in transferring the discoveries made in the laboratory to the administration of effective patient care.

Johns Hopkins stands at the forefront of scientific discovery, and people with mood and anxiety disorders are among those to benefit. For example, did you know that Johns Hopkins researchers provided the first reliable evidence of genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia in 1998?

Johns Hopkins experts created the WHITE PAPERS to keep you up to date on the latest research that can significantly impact your health. Below are some of the highlights of what you will explore in The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper, yours to preview risk-free when you click YES below.

Groundbreaking research that's changing
the way doctors treat depression and anxiety

When you are depressed, reaching out for help can sometimes take more strength and energy than you've got. But it's important that you learn right now what the medical breakthroughs in this Johns Hopkins White Paper could mean for you.

Among this year's highlights:

  • When medications are the culprit: Depression as a side effect.
  • Anxiety, depression and arthritis: Researchers discover a link and what you can do about it.
  • Using music therapy to help with depression.
  • How generalized anxiety disorder differs from normal worry.
  • A quick-acting drug shows promise for treatment-resistant depression.
  • Focus on hoarding -- a common symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Our "Ask the Doctor" column in The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper features expert answers to the questions on YOUR mind now as you look for the best treatment for your mood disorders.

No matter how much you read or surf the Internet -- and no matter how well-informed your own doctor may be -- what you discover in the WHITE PAPER will be truly new information you won't get any other way.

Use The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper to understand your condition, speak knowledgeably with your own doctor and ensure that you get the best treatment available today.

Real help managing your moods on a daily basis.

Mood disorders require understanding and the tools to cope with the ups and downs that are inevitable. More times than you can imagine, you will turn to the WHITE PAPER for answers, advice, and perspective.

  • Are you having a panic attack, or is it a heart attack? Symptoms to watch out for.
  • How can you tell when repeated thoughts or recurring behaviors are unreasonable, foolish or even destructive?
  • Recognizing when thoughts or behavior cross the line and are signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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You will benefit from the time you spend with The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper and author Karen L. Swartz, M.D.

Karen L. Swartz, M.D., received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Clinical and Educational Programs at the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Swartz is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also Co-director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center and is a recognized expert on the subject of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), mood disorders during pregnancy, postpartum depression and psychosis and menopause-related depression.

Many mood disorders can be successfully treated with some combination of medication, psychotherapy and time. But researchers are always on the lookout for new options, and several are generating interest right now. Although these are far from being adopted as standard treatments, they may be intriguing future options.

Tested and proven drug-free ways to boost your mood

Prescription drugs aren't always the whole answer. There are steps you can take in your daily life to lift your spirits and improve your emotional outlook. Johns Hopkins doctors want you to know what can and can't be achieved with:

EXERCISE. Can exercise really help relieve symptoms of mild depression? Doctors are looking beyond just the release of endorphins (hormones that reduce pain and can boost mood) to exercise's beneficial role.

LIGHT THERAPY. You don't have to be a doctor to know how a sunny day can brighten your mood. Just how does bright-light therapy compare with antidepressant medications for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and mild to moderate depression? The 2013 Johns Hopkins Depression and Anxiety White Paper gives you scientifically-supported ways to get the maximum benefit.

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Are your worries normal? Do you find yourself thinking "What if...?" and imagining the worst? Are you spending too much time dwelling on elevated security alerts or the diseases that dominate TV commercials for prescription drugs these days? Or could you be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder?

Sorting out the mental health professionals. Once you decide to get help, where should you turn? We look at psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers so you know what each can and can't do. Their training and backgrounds. Differences in licensing and ability to prescribe medications. Plus what most people don't realize about psychotherapists.

Could you benefit from talk therapy? Discover why fast, cheap and effective cognitive-behavioral therapy ("talk therapy") is becoming more popular as a way to break the pattern of negative thoughts that lead to depression. How it works, step by step.

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