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President Obama Should Fulfill His Ocean Promise

David Helvarg | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Tuesday July 19 marked the first anniversary of President Obama signing an Executive Order to protect our public seas and the jobs and communities that depend on their health. So where are we one year out?

Why 1 in 5 Boomers Are Depressed

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

Unfortunately, much of the depression in the elderly goes unrecognized, and therefore untreated, by medical professionals. Many caregivers think depression is a normal part of the aging process, but it is not.

How Do I Talk To Someone With Depression?

Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

A Tale of Two Nations

Joel Shatzky | Posted 09.14.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

We are, indeed, turning into two nations: a small but steadily growing proportion of the population acquiring greater wealth and a much larger number moving into poverty.

Your Job Can Make You Depressed

Therese Borchard | Posted 09.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

One of the more complex quandaries of depression is knowing when your job is making you depressed, or if you are just clinically depressed and your job has nothing to do with it.

Dating & Mental Health

Meredith Fineman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Women
Meredith Fineman

Today's issue at hand is one I've been wanting to cover for a long, long while. Something that happens often in relationships, dating, hookups, and th...

STUDY: Air Pollution Linked To Depression, Memory Problems

Psych Central | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living

By Rick Nauert Ph.D. Laboratory research suggests long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to learning and memory problems and even depression....

New Strategies To Curb Emotional Eating

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Americans are stressed out, and seeking treatment for anxiety and depression in record numbers. Experiencing all of those bad feelings each day leads us to consume more and more high-calorie junk food.

6 Tips To Help Summer Depression

Therese Borchard | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

You don't mean to be grumpy. But darn it, you are miserable in the oppressive heat, your kids are home for 90 consecutive days, and you are don't have the stamina to pretend you are giddy that summer has arrived. Sound familiar?

Depression in Women

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Paul Heroux

While it may be a by-product of women more comfortable talking about their emotions or showing depression differently than men (and as such being diagnosed more often) there is a gender gap in depression between men and women.

How the Weiner, Schwarzenegger and Edwards Scandals Helped Me Help a Client

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

My client had started going to meditation classes and liked them, but he was still feeling terribly depressed. Then, as suddenly as it was unexpected, he confessed to me that he had had several affairs during the course of his marriage.

Depression Isn't Just A Women's Illness

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

Tough guys -- real men -- don't get depressed. After all, depression is a "women's disease." If only it were that simple.

Psychotropic Medication Is Not Evil

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Is there an epidemic of mental illness? That is the question posed by Marcia Angell in her two-part series in the New York Review of Books.

Aging Well: How Depression In Old Age Can Be Overcome

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Yes, depression can be dangerous and is a barrier to aging well, but it is not an inevitable outcome of old age, and when it occurs, it can usually be overcome.

Is Your God Just A Judgmental Old Man?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you believe that God is a judgmental man in the sky? Is this belief serving you well? The truth is that no one heals without a personal connection to a spiritual source of guidance.

Is Depression An Inevitable Outcome Of Getting Old?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The good news for older adults is that, contrary to common belief, depression is not a normal or inevitable outcome of aging. But the ageist expectation that it is frequently results in failure to take steps to overcome it.

A New Day for Gugu

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Jane D. Wurwand

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa, where I spoke about microlending, financial independence, and women's empowerment to more than 1,000 women during meetings held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don't Isolate Yourself

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Being treated for breast cancer can be tough to endure, both physically and emotionally QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm sorry, I hope this whole post mak...

Riding White Water Economics Without Paddles and Rudder

Steve Clemons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What would it take for Pleasantville to become modern-day Greece -- where people are losing all that they have built and the social stress is undermining the solvency of the state?

Debt Boosts Self Esteem In Young People

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee Last year, the Wall Street...

Maternal Depression: Helping Mothers, Helping Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Ellie Zuehlke and her husband had expected the birth of their long-awaited first child to be one of the happiest moments of their lives -- until, somehow, it wasn't. Instead, Ellie experienced severe postpartum depression.

Reduce Debt -- or Face Deflationary Depression

Robert Lenzner | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The marginal productivity of debt -- all debt that is consumer, corporate and government -- is producing less and less of national income.

Prosecutors: Woman Drugs Son, Slits Own Throat; Both Live

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly drugging her 7-year-old son before slitting her own throat--only to wake up and find he...

Mentally Ill Veterans Deserve Our Support

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Perhaps the time will come when President Obama and Senator McCain, two patriots, will work together to improve the mental-health care of our veterans. Until then, the stigma persists.

Beating Late-Life Depression

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

The good news is that with the appropriate medication and/or psychotherapy, 80 percent of depressed older adults will improve.