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Everything A Doctor Should Ask Before Prescribing Anti-Depressants

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 03.18.2016 | OWN

There's an art to deciding if a patient needs medication... NR: The most important factor is whether her day-to-day functioning is impaired. I've been...

Popular Antidepressant Is 'Ineffective And Unsafe' For Young People, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

An antidepressant often prescribed to teenagers may be "ineffective and unsafe" for the populations it is supposed to help, according to a reanalysis ...

I Will Not Fix Everything in 2014

Jacki Donaldson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacki Donaldson

What I need more than anything in 2014 is calm; I need to get off the scale, relax, find balance, eat for health, and parent my children from a place of grace. There is more, but I will not fix everything in 2014; I shall save the rest for another year.

Just Who Was This Romanian, Edward Theodoru, Any Way?

Marie Marley | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed came here from Romania in his mid-50s as a penniless political refugee fleeing the brutal communist regime. All they would let him take out of the country was $100, one suitcase and the clothes on his back.

Treatment-Resistant Depression, Part One

David Blistein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

Our individuality is our blessing and our -- well, curse is too strong a word, but it can be pretty challenging. And I know full well the overwhelming feelings of desperation and helplessness when you think you've tried everything.

Millions On Antidepressants With No Diagnosis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Are you taking antidepressants for something like sleep problems or a sour mood? Well according to a recent study in The Journal of Clinical Psych...

Our Narrow View Of Depression Is Compounding The Problem

Michael Yapko | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Yapko

Depression is more a social problem than a medical one, and no purely biological cure will be found for it any more than biology alone will cure other social ills such as poverty or child abuse.

Ice Cream: The New Anti-Depressant? | James Potash, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Is ice cream an antidepressant? Some patients with depression will eat a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at night before they go to bed. They feel ...