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I Breastfed the Wrong Baby

Donna Highfill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I looked at the child I thought was Jacob. In a matter of hours he had gone from a baby with thin red hair to a baby with thick, long black hair. His seven pounds had morphed into at least ten. My Scot-Irish son had turned into an Italian. Wow, I thought, They change so fast!

Do You Have to Stay on Psychiatric Drugs Forever? No, Says Leading Psychiatrist in New Book

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 12.06.2012 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Peter R. Breggin, M.D., has been called "the conscience of psychiatry" for his efforts to reform the mental health field.

Choosing Between Good Mood and Bad Weight

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

People who become obese in association with their antidepressant or bipolar disorder treatment are not like others who struggle with eating issues all their adult life. Many of them had been thin before drug treatment; they had healthy habits.

Study Finds Many Older People Are Being Prescribed The Wrong Drugs

Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty

One in five medications used by people older than 65 are prescribed inappropriately in primary care settings, which can cause adverse reactions, acco...

Me on Drugs

Julie Gray | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

I have been on drugs for about six years, give or take. Prozac and Buspiron. Prozac for depression and Buspiron for its evil twin sister, anxiety. There were others, too. I can't remember how I got started on them -- well, we can surmise I was depressed.

How To Treat Depression, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz revealed some surprising facts about treating depression when he met with me on Mondays W...

Psychiatry: Start Listening to Your Patients and Their Families

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

On the face of it, medication compliance makes sense. Patients should take their medications as instructed and families should ensure that they do. But is it that simple?

Autopsy Reveals 3 Antidepressants In Mary Kennedy's System

AP | Posted 07.07.2012 | New York

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had three antidepressants but no alcohol in her system when she hanged herself in May, a...

$3 Billion in Fines for Illegal Marketing of Paxil, Wellbutrin and Other Drugs

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Although it is encouraging to see the legal system to some degree catching up with drug company malfeasance, there are a number of problems with the criminal and civil cases brought by the Department of Justice against drug companies.

Rat Study Links Chronic Stress To Common Mood Disorder

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

By Gisela Telis on 25 June 2012, 3:15 PM Stress really does mess with your mind. A new study has found that chronic stress can create many of th...

America's Vacation Deficit Disorder

William D. Chalmers | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

We need an intervention to help us break the destructive treadmill-like cycle we are in of denial and continued harmful behavior. We need a vacation!

'Xanax' Nation? My Anti-Anxiety Meds Give Me Enough to Worry About

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Journalists love declaring that psychiatric medications symbolize some slice of the zeitgeist. So I can't say I was entirely surprised when I opened my mailbox the other day and saw New York Magazine's latest cover article proclaiming that this is the era of Xanax.

Faster-Acting Experimental Antidepressants Show Promise

| Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ricki Rusting (Click here for the original article) Antidepressants restore well-being to many people, but sometimes at the cost of such side e...

Antidepressant Treatment During Pregnancy

Margaret Spinelli, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Spinelli, M.D.

As a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of women during pregnancy, I am regularly consulted by pregnant women, their families and their obstetricians about whether or not to use medication to treat a clinical depression during pregnancy.

Homeopathic St. John's Wort: Good for More Than Just Depression

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Popular herbal preparations of St. John's Wort have become an excellent first line of defense in mild depression for those concerned about pharmaceutical side effects. But did you know that a diluted homeopathic form of St. John's Wort is highly useful for a wide variety of additional health-related problems?

Alzheimer's and Psychoactive Medications -- A Controversial Decision for Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Marley

Many people refuse to even consider having their loved on put on any psychotropic medication for any reason. And that's understandable. But today's medications, which can be given in doses that don't overly sedate patients, can also be effective and improve a patient's overall quality of life.

Does Depression Exist?

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

If you call your sadness, irritability, loneliness, disappointments, and overwhelm "the mental disorder of depression," does calling all that pain make it "the mental disorder of depression"?

A Presidential Candidate Openly Taking Meds? Don't Bet On It

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Today, we know a lot more about mental illness than we did forty years ago. But given the grueling and brutal demands of modern campaigning, we would be extremely unlikely to embrace a presidential candidate who acknowledged taking drugs for a psychiatric condition.

Use Of Stress, Antidepressant Meds Show High Correlation With The Jobless Rate: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

The job market is weak, and not looking like it will get substantially better any time soon. And if prescription medication patterns are any indicatio...

Anxious, Fatigued or Depressed? Pills, Exercise or Diet Shouldn't Top Your List of Treatments

Christine Bronstein | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Bronstein

Anxious, fatigued or depressed? You are not alone -- one in five Americans is popping pills for these issues -- but pills, exercise or diet shouldn't top your list of treatments, says Bay Area author, founder of and integrative medicine physician Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Depression: My Story | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

2011-12-16-arakdjkfjkdjfkd.jpgDepressed people don't choose to be sick. They want to be well. Believe me, I know, because I know I'm sick -- but I also know that I am more than my disease.

How Do You Cope With Failing Relationships With Depression?

Jamie Lewis | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Saying goodbye to someone you're close to is tough and when you're struggling with depression, it can seem like the end of the world. Especially, when you hold that person on such a high pedestal that you attribute most of your success directly to their impact on your life.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: The Science of Mental Health: Who Are You Calling Crazy? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Education

2011-12-01-dkjfkdjfkdjkfdkfjkdjflieiieie.jpgWhen does mental health turn into sickness? And where is the fine line between sanity and insanity?

The 7-Step Plan To Dodge Antidepressants

Karim Orange | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karim Orange

A funny thing happened once I got my magic pills home. Looking at them motivated me to figure out an alternative way to handle the issue.

Katherine Bindley

One In Four Women Are Using What? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Women

When it comes to feeling depressed or anxious, or inattentive, women are more likely to take prescription medication than men, according to a new repo...