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Carolyn Gregoire

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Prevent Depression Relapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Relapse is a common and devastating aspect of major depression, a mental illness that affects roughly 15 million Americans. The usual preventative tre...

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Ch...

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

New Study Finds Marijuana To Be Effective Against Depression

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-tr...

Something New Can Help Beat the Winter Blues

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

The bottom line is that if you find yourself feeling depressed, you can't expect your condition to resolve itself -- you need to do something about it!

Christmas in Rehab: 5 Things My Brother Learned

Sarah Griffith Lund | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Griffith Lund

My brother Scott spent this Christmas in rehab thousands of miles away from home. In my book I share what it's like to be his sister and to witness hi...

How I'm Surviving in Survival Mode During a Severe Depression Relapse

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Looking back, the cause of that depression was my inability to let myself take time to process major life events. Coming back from that dark place required months of work in therapy, adjusting my medications and learning how to be more honest about my feelings.

Is Treating 350 Million with Depression Critical to Global Development?

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

There are evidence based, effective treatments for depression. Yet still people aren't getting treated. Why? We believe it starts at the top. Our leaders must make eradicating depression a priority.

Lindsay Holmes

Depression Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, And Neither Is The Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Living with depression can be overwhelming enough, but when it comes to figuring out treatment, the weight of the disorder seems to increase exponenti...

The Routine Mental Health Screening That Could Save Your Life

Dr. Damara Gutnick | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Damara Gutnick

Depression is a disease, not a weakness, and suicide is its tragic consequence. By taking a few simple steps, primary care providers can better identify depression and ensure that patients receive needed treatment.

After An Arrest, A Student With Bipolar Disorder Realized She Needed Help

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Mary Lynn R. is a journalist in Rome, Georgia. After being arrested over an Internet comment, she realized that she needed help managing her bipolar d...

What This Psychologist Wishes She Could Tell Her Patients With Depression

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Miriam S., Ph.D., specializes in neuropsychology and is a scientist and psychologist at an academic medical center in Dallas, Texas. When she treats p...

What It's Really Like Within The Walls of a Psych Ward

Aussa Lorens | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Aussa Lorens

People question why anyone would want to work at a psych hospital-- what they don't realize is that it's a place where you can live out your Disney Princess Dreams. Within the walls of the ward, you can be whoever or wherever you want.

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

How Loved Ones Can Help You Cope With Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Only those living with anxiety or depression can truly understand the crippling effects of the symptoms that come along with them. From feeling empty ...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

Onward to the Consultation: Having a Second Opinion in the Fight Against Depression

Risa Sugarman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

Depression is a horrible illness where your inner core is twisted and twisted again. Your heart hurts, your brain hurts and your soul hurts.

If Antidepressants Don't Cause Weight Gain, What Does?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

One hopes that patients who are gaining weight are not ignored their weight gain because a study says that they should not be doing so.

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

10 Warning Signs Of Depression (And What To Do About It)

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Do not allow "shame" to hold you back. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Depression affects millions of people each year and is treatable. But you must be willing to ask and accept help.

My Brain Implant Saved Me From Depression

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Te-Erika Patterson

"I had been suffering for so long that I just didn't want to suffer any more. I was potentially going to die either way ... My family wanted anything that could potentially help me."

The Sandy Hook 911 Tapes Were Released Today, But At What Cost to a Recovering Community?

John Santopietro, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime
John Santopietro, M.D.

A larger question that the release of the tapes raises -- given that their exposure clearly comes with a price -- indeed any coverage of such incidents does -- is what ultimately can and should come of it.

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Many of the symptoms that patients complain about are the side effects caused by the drug that they were incorrectly prescribed in the first place. I want to stress the need that patients must ask questions and be educated.