Express yourself. With depression, someone’s creativity and sense of fun may seem blocked. Exercise your imagination and you not merely get those creative juices flowing, you loosen up some positive feelings also. Remember to play with a pal or a pet, or do something fun for yourself. Find something to laugh about — a funny movie, perhaps. Laughter assists lighten your mood. Try to see good things. Depression affects a person’s thoughts, making everything seem dismal, negative, and hopeless. If melancholy has you noticing only the negative, try to notice the good things in life. Make an effort to notice one thing, try to think about one more then. Consider your strengths, presents, or blessings.You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Policy Survey, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of health policy developments, debates and discussions. The Kaiser Daily Wellness Policy Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge support of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.
Charlotte J. Haug, M.D., Ph.D.1 The retractions came only weeks after BioMed Central, an open-access publisher also owned by Springer, retracted 43 content for the same reason.