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Anti Depressants

My Super Fun Depression

Bryan Behar | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bryan Behar

Not every depression is as obvious as a guy writing his musical opus from a living room sandbox. Sure I have days where I'd like to sleep for 72 hours. But most of the time, I get dressed and go to work.

Antidepressants Work, But Only For Really Depressed People

Allen Frances | Posted 05.07.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Disabling depression almost always requires an antidepressant, mild usually does not (watchful waiting or psychotherapy are better first choices). The decision to start an antidepressant is a serious one that should not be made lightly after a brief evaluation with a primary care doctor.

Anti-Depressants and Bipolar Disorder

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

Anti-depressants have helped millions of people, but they can be particularly dangerous to people with bipolar disorder.

Sleep Deprivation, The Edge of Sanity and Breaking Through Resistance

Sarah Alford | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Sarah Alford

My story is not about depression. Nor is about parenting methods or in fact sleep deprivation. It is about how we sometimes resist making decisions in our lives because of beliefs we have bought into or stories we have told ourselves that hold us back from achieving new possibilities.

It's Time We Start To Talk About Depression Like The Common Illness That It Is

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Eileen O'Connor

Depression is real. It can't be swept under the rug. We need to deal with it. Now. Before it's too late. Doctors should be screening everyone. Not just new moms. Depression can happen at any time. And it needs to be treated. Like the common illness it is.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Under the Veneer

Lisa Chau | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Lisa Chau

On the 19th, I attended Hannush's Under, performed by The Con-Etiquette Players. Using flashbacks between a psychiatric hospital and Yale University, a group of millennials explore the themes of friendship, mental illness and ambition.

Anti-Depressants Make It Harder To Orgasm

Posted 08.04.2015 | Home

I thought I knew a lot about female sexuality, but after having sex expert Emily Nagoski come by the show, I realized how much more there was to it! ...

Self-Hate Attacks: What Are They?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

No matter what the etiology, the goal is to recognize the problem, learn from it, and extricate oneself as soon as possible to avoid loss of time and energy. If allowed to persist, the condition can result in inertia and hopelessness.

The Pain I Didn't Think I'd Survive

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Ayesha Vardag

I tried to get on with normal life, but I'd find myself at a party in London and just be seized with the need to get away, to get to Roger's tree, to water it and make sure it was thriving.

50 Years Of Sexist Pharma Ads May Actually Affect Who Gets Treated For Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

(Photo credit: Serax) Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 1967 While vintage advertising usually conjures images of "Ma...

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

Art Levine | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long -- mostly without any medical justification at all.

Should I Go Au Naturale (With My Medication)?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Lately, I've been pondering the notion of switching my antidepressant medication. I can't tell if mine is effective at all, since my OCD and anxiety h...

Depression and Addiction: We Must Break the Stigmas

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

The reason so many people don't get the treatment they need is simple: Mental illness and addiction are still shrouded in stigma. It's 2014, but people suffering from mental illness often times don't want to ask for professional help because they fear being labeled as "crazy" or a "whack job."

An Intimate Portrait of Depression and the Desire to Commit Suicide

Marie Marley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The news of Robbin Williams' tragic death by suicide caught me off guard. It took me far back into my own life and my experience with severe depression.

Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Tomashoff

Then came the Robin Williams news, and a profound sadness as I pictured him in his final moments, believing that the darkness of the world was too much to bear. He gave me hours of happiness for so many years. The least I could do to repay him is to not let his tragic death be in vain.

Robin Williams: We All Know Someone Hurting Like He Was

Judy Silk | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

If you haven't walked in my shoes, please don't revert to the mentality that says just a little elbow grease or mind over matter will solve all our problems.

The Terrible Thought I Had During My Postpartum Depression

Jen Simon | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took a long time, therapy and experimenting with different anti-depressants, but I finally, finally emerged from the abyss of depression and anxiety, and began to enjoy my son and my life again.

Pastor Shares Personal Story Of How Anti-Depressants Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in S.C. used to believe that anxiety and depression could be dealt with through prayer and scripture without re...

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

David Blistein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...

Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

If your friend tells you she she's having a panic attack, ask her what you can do to help. I promise you, she's not being lazy. She's trying to survive.

The Key To Revving Up Your Sex Drive When Taking Antidepressants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

A decreased libido is a common side effect for women taking antidepressants, but a new study may have found a solution: exercise before sex. Resea...

WATCH: How 'Mutant' Fish May Help Humans Suffering From Depression

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

It turns out humans aren't the only ones to have the blues. Fish can become "depressed-like" when experiencing chronic stress, according to a new stud...

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Karin Badt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional...

Missing My Sister Michelle

Kelli Gail | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Kelli Gail

This Memorial Day Weekend marks ten years since I've seen my little sister. I like to think she'd be proud of the person I have become.