Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D.

Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. (“Dr. Shosh”) from the popular Radio Show is the author of Pregnant on Prozac, Postpartum Depression For Dummies, and co-author of Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety. National TV shows including “20/20” and “The Doctors” feature Dr. Shosh as the postpartum expert and news stations consult her. Several publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have written articles on Dr. Shosh’s work. Dr. Shosh is interviewed regularly on national...

Avoiding Antidepressants That Might Make You Feel Worse

There is an important distinction between feeling sad and experiencing depression.

Katherine Stone

Katherine Stone is a nationally-recognized, award-winning advocate for women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.  After suffering a devastating bout of postpartum OCD/anxiety in 2001, she was inspired to take action to help other new mothers.  In 2004, Katherine Stone created the blog Postpartum Progress, now the most widely-read blog in the United States on postpartum depression (PPD), postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD and postpartum psychosis and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth.  It features daily news and commentary, lists of support groups, links to treatment programs, and stories from...

Exercise for Depression: Making it Possible

Numerous studies have identified exercise as a key factor in reducing depression symptoms


One of the Davies’ daughters suffers from a severe form of depression. She was always called the family’s “little sunshine” and was a kind and thoughtful, happy and outgoing, and very talkative young child. In middle school she became more anxious and withdrawn. The summer before 9th grade – facing a large class size of 750 – she began to express much concern about attending high school, and to first show signs that later were realized as depression, but then were believed to be...

Yvette Sheline, M.D.

Dr. Sheline is currently conducting fMRI studies of emotional dysregulation in depression, studies of treatment outcome in late-life depression, and studies investigating abnormal amyloid binding in late life depression, among others. She has received a number of awards and currently holds an NIMH Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research. Dr. Sheline received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Physiology from Yale University and her medical degree from Boston University. She is the author of a large number of scientific publications and...

How To Snap Out Of Your Depression

Using TMS, the only scientifically proven cure for depression, can really help.

Not your grandfather’s depression

My grandfather was a caricature of the stolid working-class, blue-collar, hard-scrabble miner whose parents came to this country with virtually nothing.


Connie, a former elementary school teacher from Philadelphia, PA, was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder two years after her husband viciously assaulted her.  Minutes after leaving her with a broken finger, a cervical spine injury, and a concussion, he then threatened to jump off the roof of his mother’s house. Connie had him hospitalized and cared for him for six months. Before the attack, which was the culmination of a series of mental and physical assaults, Connie had been outgoing and social. In addition to...

6 Things Every Kid Should Know About a Parent’s Depression

Maybe you or someone you know is a parent struggling with depression and doesn’t know how to explain it to your child.

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