Depression Blog Posts

Physical Activity can Improve Sleep and Mental Health

Exercise and staying active can help you achieve better sleep and better mental health.

Avoiding the Disuse Syndrome: The Why, Where, and What of Exercise

Having a successful exercise regimen in place will increase your likelihood of sticking to working out regularly.

The Relationship Between Chronic Pain and Inactivity: The Disuse Syndrome

Disuse syndrome occurs when a person is sedentary, and it can effect all the systems in the body. Learn how it's linked to chronic pain and what you can do about it.

The Connection Between Pain and the Brain: The Psychology of Pain Blog Series 1

Our first installment in our psychology of chronic pain blog series with Dr. Deardorff explains his interest in the mind-body connection.

Could My Back Pain be Caused by Stress?

While there's not doubt having back pain causes stress, many professionals agree that stress can actually be the primary cause of back pain.

Back Pain and Holiday Blues: 18 Tips to Reduce Your Holiday Stress

With the added stress around the holidays, depression and chronic pain can become more severe. We have 18 tips to help you slow down, relax, and enjoy the season.

5 Tips for Dealing with Depression and Chronic Pain around the Holidays

With shorter days, changes in the weather and three major holidays on the way, it’s no wonder that the winter months are often high times for depression. We have a few tips to help you deal with chronic pain and depression.

The Connection Between Chronic Pain and Suicide

There is a strong link between chronic pain, depression, and suicide. We hope to help our readers in chronic pain find the support they need to get them through the toughest times.

Study Demonstrates How Chronic Pain May Lead to Depression

Many chronic pain sufferers suffer from depression. Understanding the link between the two is an important part of managing the emotional effects of chronic pain.

Nearly 60% of People With Back Pain Suffer from Depression Too

Estimates on the prevalence of depression among the chronic pain population range from 18 - 32%, but we think it's much higher. We conducted a survey; view the results.