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Connie

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...

Dr. Paula Bloom

Dr. Bloom, is a practicing clinical psychologist, speaker, and frequent contributor to CNN. Through her training and work on suicide hotlines, community mental health centers, and medical and psychiatric units, Dr. Bloom quickly realized that she knew far more about mental illness than mental health. Her focus has now shifted to helping individuals struggling with psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder to go beyond their diagnosis and find a greater sense of productivity, purpose, and meaning in their lives. Dr. Bloom...

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.

John Grohol Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol has been writing, researching, and publishing in the area of online mental, psychological and human behavior since 1992. He has overseen the development of mental health content for DrKoop.com and Revolution Health, as well as one of the first online therapy clinics. Dr. Grohol is a researcher and published author, sits on the editorial board of the journal, Computers in Human Behavior, and is a co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He was the founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of Psych...

Ronald Duman, Ph.D.

Dr. Duman is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and the Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities. His work has focused on antidepressants and stress at the molecular and cellular levels, providing the groundwork for a hypothesis of depression based on the maintenance and survival of neurons, or neurotrophy. This hypothesis is based on work demonstrating that chronic antidepressant treatment increases the proliferation of new neurons (or neurogenesis) in the adult brain. These effects counteract the atrophy and cell loss that is caused...

Richard A. Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Friedman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Friedman has interest and expertise in the psychopharmacology and neurobiology of mood disorders and, in particular, treatment-resistant depression. At Cornell, he is actively involved in teaching and training psychiatric residents and medical students. He also does research in depressive disorders, including studies of new medications for depression and a large collaborative study of the genetics and neurobiology of bipolar disorder. Dr....

Ian Gotlib, Ph.D.

Dr. Gotlib is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in 1996, and became Senior Associate Dean of the Social Sciences in 2005. In his research, Dr. Gotlib broadly examines psychological and biological factors that place individuals at increased risk for depression, as well as processes that are involved in recovery from this disorder. A major goal of his research is to develop a more comprehensive and integrative psychobiological model of the...

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