You can overcome depression by doing things that make you happy. For clinical depression you need to see a professional because that will requires someone outside of your box to show you a better way because you cannot see it on your own.
Brain signature of depressed mood unveiled in new study. New research has identified a common pattern of brain activity that may be behind low mood feelings, particularly in people who have a tendency towards anxiety. The newly discovered network is a significant advance in research on the neurobiology of mood, and could serve as a biomarker to help scientists developing new therapies to help people with mood disorders such as depression. Source 9n.
Clues to brain changes in depression. In new pre-clinical research, scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), led by Scott Thompson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, have identified changes in brain activity linked to the pleasure and reward system. Source 5y.
Combating the stigma: These states have the highest rates of depression and suicide. Utah suffered the nation’s highest rate of major depression in 2017, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Meanwhile, seven of the 10 states with the highest suicide rates in 2016 were Mountain West states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Montana had the highest suicide rate, followed by Alaska, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah. Leaders are working to combat the stigma of mental illness in a region that values independence and self-reliance. Source 1e.
Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms, restores brain waves in clinical study. With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical pattern in a specific part of the brain and markedly improved depression symptoms in about 70 percent of participants in a clinical study. Source 1a.