How Does Depression Affect The Brain?

More than 21 million people in the United States, or approximately 8.5% of the population, live with some sort of depression. Depression is known primarily for affecting people’s moods, but it can also be responsible for changes in people’s motivation levels, attitudes, thoughts, and actions. As brain and neuroscience research continues to make advances, it…

Can Depression Cause Memory Loss?

Depression is a mental condition that can have multiple symptoms, including difficulties in motivation, ambition, and challenges with focusing on work, school, or other day-to-day tasks.  Chronic depression has also been correlated to short-term memory problems such as confusion and forgetfulness in some individuals.  Often, these short-term memory lapses will abate as depression is treated…

Procrastination & Depression

“Maybe later…” Do underlined depressive symptoms unconsciously contribute to procrastination or do procrastination behaviors lead to feelings of depression?  The intersection of procrastination and depression is a weighted and interesting picture of overall mental health.  Depressed feelings and procrastination are very common occurrences.  At Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S & Associates we’ve supported numerous clients to…

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What is Optimistic Nihilism?

Optimistic nihilism isn’t a cure for depression. It’s a way of looking at upsetting concepts like death with a more accepting attitude. You can’t choose whether or not to be depressed, but you can choose how you wish to mitigate it. Put on your philosophy hats and let’s talk about happy topics like death, nihilism, and existential dread!