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Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Judith S. Weis in white shirt, surrounded by fans, including this author, at Aquarium of the Pacific Lecture What if you could get an overview of al...

How Facial Hair Is Helping Cure My Depression

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.19.2016 | Weird News
LuxEco Living

By Jake Breslauer cross-posted with permission from Satirical Nonsense I'm a white hipster in his late twenties with a strong political opinion suf...

Baby, I'm Yours

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Prozac Experiment

Emily Ballard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Emily Ballard

I've been worried that I won't be able to write anymore if I'm medicated. That the fire that propels me will be extinguished -- though it's worth remembering that the fire has also had a tendency to engulf me. I've worried that I'll become a numbed-out version of myself, that my good will be as dull as my bad.

My Medicated Case For Psychiatrics

Brett Gleason | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brett Gleason

Some of my friends brag about how little sleep they get, as if depriving oneself of the ability to function fully is something to be proud of. Perhaps I could survive without my meds, but would I have been able to graduate college? I don't just want to survive, I want to thrive.

Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

Christopher King | Posted 09.17.2014 | Science
Christopher King

The year 1988 saw the U.S. release of the antidepressant Prozac. Within two years, the compound became not only the most prescribed drug in the world ...

Chicago, I'm Breaking Up With You; Before You Break Me

Matthew Bailey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Bailey

Chicago, you aren't perfect. You're beautifully flawed. There isn't anything wrong with you, that can't be repaired by the good in you. The most American-American city.

Former NY Mets Catcher Barry Lyons Roars Back From Depression

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Like former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who has been a spokesman for Paxil, an anti-depressant, Barry Lyons is a tough guy, tough enough to know when he needed help, tough enough to reach out to his friends.

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.

A Depressed Woman's Search For The Perfect 'Happiness Cocktail'

Robin Bobbé | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

When I was a young girl growing up on suburban Long Island, in the 1950s, like all typical dreamers of that era, I used to fantasize about being a model.

Scope NY-- Desire Obtain Cherish: Drugs, Fame, and Art

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Beyond a brand -- fine art blends with street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with razor's edge, using contemporary commerce as a model and as as contextual base for the art, it's manufacturing and its marketing, commenting on social stratification.

Silence of the Poets: Writers and Antidepressants

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

It's an exercise in futility to try to hypothesize what effect antidepressants would have had on long-gone writers like Poe and Baudelaire. Whether you function or not is a more pertinent question than whether or not antidepressants or substance abuse "silences the soul."

Dog Time

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."

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.

Separation Anxiety in Dogs: Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first saw the segment on the local New York news about a drug-free solution for dog anxiety, I thought that maybe there was a cure in sight for my dachshund's 11-year ordeal.

Prozac in Poultry Is Better Than Penicillin

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Greger, M.D.

While consumers may be more shocked by pink slime or the feeding of Prozac to poultry, the routine feeding of millions of pounds of human antibiotics to chickens presents a much graver threat.

'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.

Feline Fatale

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 05.07.2012 | Parents
Liane Kupferberg Carter

She was meant to be a companion for our cat Dizzy. She looked identical. The same kohl-rimmed eyes. The same silky, silver fur. The same sweet face. She was Dizzy's Doppelganger. But inside? A heart of darkness.

Panic Attacks And Other Jokes: Agorafabulous! Depicts Mental Illness on Its Own, Goofy Terms

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 04.29.2012 | Books
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

Agorafabulous! manages the rather sneaky feat of making what Sara Benincasa astutely calls "the wrong kind of different" seem not so wrong at all.

Xanax Facts and Whitney Houston

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Reports that Xanax and other benzos are not usually lethal when taken alone are vastly misleading. Xanax is rarely taken alone. Why? Because as much or more than any other prescribed drug, Xanax causes medication spellbinding.

Five Spiritual Practices For Aging Well

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

When I ask audiences what they like about being older, people often answer "Gratitude," and then say what they are grateful for: grandchildren, good health, free time, wearing what they want, the chance to travel, giving back to the community.

An Attitude Of Gratitude

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I have a friend who I use instead of Prozac. Whenever life feels overwhelming, I call her and ask her to lunch. Apparently, she's the drug of choice for many people because her calendar is always heavily booked

Judge Sentences Teenager In Prozac Murder Case

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The judge's opinion is a landmark legal confirmation of the scientific fact that the newer antidepressants like Prozac, including the SSRI and SNRI antidepressants, can cause violence and even murder.

Judge's Opinion On Prozac-Induced Murder Now Available Online

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Many tragic acts of suicide and violence could be averted by reducing or stopping the use of anti-depressant drugs, and by greater professional and public awareness of the dangers associated with these drug.

Judge Agrees Prozac Could Have Made Teen a Killer

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The judge declared in his decision, "His basic normalcy now further confirms he no longer poses a risk of violence to anyone and that his mental deterioration and resulting violence would not have taken place without exposure to Prozac."