Category Archives: Depression


Why We ‘Self-Medicate’ Our Own Depression or Anxiety

This is mental health awareness month.    05/09/2013 Which means, in my experience, that it is still, to some extent at least, alcohol awareness month. Many people who suffer with undiagnosed depression or anxiety reach for alcohol or drugs to calm their nerves or relieve them of emotional pain. In other words, they self-medicate. Rather […]

Lessons From the Heart May Reveal Diet’s Role in Depression

Deborah Brauser Jan 08, 2013 Research showing evidence of definitive links between diet and development of depression is "lacking" — showcasing the urgent need for large, longitudinal studies with improved methodology, experts suggest. Researchers note that future research into this association should follow the models used to investigate the link between diet and cardiovascular risk. Dr. Almudena […]

Accepting the Reality of Mental Illness

  Outpatient involuntary treatment needs to be considered. Published on December 17, 2012 by Dr. Nassir Ghaemi in Mood Swings A mentally ill young male kills innocents. He had struggled with – fill in the blank mental illness (autism, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) – and did not receive treatment, or did not agree to treatment, […]

How the Stress of Disaster Brings People Together

  New evidence that men are more likely to cooperate in difficult circumstances By Emma Seppala  | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 |       When things go wrong, we band together.     Ever feel that stress makes you more cranky, hot-headed or irritable? For men in particular, we think of stress as generating testosterone-fueled […]

Obesity Comorbidity With Major Depressive Disorder

The experts blog about psychiatry Robert D. Levitan, MD One of the greatest challenges in psychiatric and medical research is clinical heterogeneity. To address this complexity head-on, we must, wherever possible, refine the target phenotypes that we study and treat. A good example of a phenotype in need of refinement can be found in the […]

The Many Faces of Depression

    Désirée A. Lie, MD, MSEd   Posted: 08/09/2012 Patients Who Describe Life as Hopeless Ms. Lee is a 48-year-old-married mother of 2 teenagers who works full-time as a store manager. Over the past 2 months, she has developed symptoms of fatigue, irritability, general aches and pains, loss of appetite, and reduced libido. She […]

Depressed People Surf the Web Differently

Depressed people check mail compulsively, watch a lot of videos and quickly switch between multiple internet applications Tracking browser software could alert parents when students display habits indicative of depression AFP RELAXNEWS Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 1:00 PM A study has found people who are depressed tend to check their mail compulsively. A new study […]

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