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Anti Depressants

An Intimate Portrait of Depression and the Desire to Commit Suicide

Marie Marley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The news of Robbin Williams' tragic death by suicide caught me off guard. It took me far back into my own life and my experience with severe depression.

Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Tomashoff

Then came the Robin Williams news, and a profound sadness as I pictured him in his final moments, believing that the darkness of the world was too much to bear. He gave me hours of happiness for so many years. The least I could do to repay him is to not let his tragic death be in vain.

Robin Williams: We All Know Someone Hurting Like He Was

Judy Silk | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

If you haven't walked in my shoes, please don't revert to the mentality that says just a little elbow grease or mind over matter will solve all our problems.

The Terrible Thought I Had During My Postpartum Depression

Jen Simon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

It took a long time, therapy and experimenting with different anti-depressants, but I finally, finally emerged from the abyss of depression and anxiety, and began to enjoy my son and my life again.

Pastor Shares Personal Story Of How Anti-Depressants Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church in S.C. used to believe that anxiety and depression could be dealt with through prayer and scripture without re...

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

David Blistein | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...

Fighting Against the Stigma of Mental Illness

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

If your friend tells you she she's having a panic attack, ask her what you can do to help. I promise you, she's not being lazy. She's trying to survive.

The Key To Revving Up Your Sex Drive When Taking Antidepressants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

A decreased libido is a common side effect for women taking antidepressants, but a new study may have found a solution: exercise before sex. Resea...

WATCH: How 'Mutant' Fish May Help Humans Suffering From Depression

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.09.2013 | Science

It turns out humans aren't the only ones to have the blues. Fish can become "depressed-like" when experiencing chronic stress, according to a new stud...

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Karin Badt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional...

Missing My Sister Michelle

Kelli Gail | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Kelli Gail

This Memorial Day Weekend marks ten years since I've seen my little sister. I like to think she'd be proud of the person I have become.

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.

Marijuana Blamed for Dzhokhar's Alleged Boston Bombings

Russ Belville | Posted 06.20.2013 | Crime
Russ Belville

Let's see, there are 26.1 million annual tokers, 17 million monthly tokers, and 2 million daily tokers in America. Two of them are alleged terrorists. That's literally, at best, a one-in-a-million risk.

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Prenatal Depression?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents

Written By Jessica Grose on Slate Two months after the nadir of my prenatal depression, my husband can finally joke that he knew things were dire w...

PHOTOS: How Women Are Used To Sell Antidepressants

Katherine Sharpe | Posted 08.11.2012 | Books
Katherine Sharpe

It has been 15 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed drug companies to advertise prescription-only medications directly to consumers. Here is a selection of ads for antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs, spanning the late 1960s to the current year.

Dying and Living All Over Again

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Untimely death happens so that the humans left behind might take another, fresher look at their lives, experience renewed appreciation for the gift they can still claim, and become a bit more thankful, a bit more humble.

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.

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.

Are Pills Magic?

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When people feel ill or even fearful of illness, they want relief, and they want it quickly. So we give them pills.

Are Addiction And Mental Illness Really Brain Diseases?

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

That there is something inherent in the person to be found there -- in mental illness and addiction -- is received wisdom, not empirical fact. The belief derives from the assumption that these phenomena are medical diseases.

Not Taking Antidepressants Could Be Riskier Than The Side Effects ?

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

For years, it has been common knowledge that antidepressants can cause side effects, such as an upset stomach, muscle fatigue and decreased libido.

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...

DRUG DOCS: Psychiatrists Turn To A New Form Of Therapy

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Alone with his psychiatrist, the patient confided that his newborn had serious health problems, his distraught wife was screaming a...

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

Heaven knows we're miserable now

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

On Friday, at the Hammersmith Apollo, my friend and I cried. Through "Whiskey River", and "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", we'd held it together, as th...