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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...

What’s a struggling teen?

What, exactly, is a struggling teen? The term struggling teen describes youths who show signs of ...

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

Colombia is a country with frequent kidnappings, often with tragic results.

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...

Let’s make 2010 the year for emotional health

A few years ago, I visited an Ivy League school to learn about recent discoveries in the fields of science and medicine.

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....

Acinta Monteverde, LMFT

As a young child growing up in Japan, I had material comforts. However, I had many insecurities and did not feel that I "belonged." My parents divorced when I was a teen and I came to Los Angeles excited to start college. I did well academically, but there were many areas in my life that needed healing. I had rejected many of the dogmas and values that I grew up with, but did not know what to replace them with. I experienced the challenges...

Is Your Job Making You Depressed?

One of the more complex quandaries of depression is knowing when your job is making you depressed

Sex on Antidepressants

Awhile back a reader asked me if I’d cover the topic of intimacy complications with regard to antidepressants.

Marriage and Midlife Crisis: A Journey of Challenge and Transition

There are over 81 million baby boomers in this country, together navigating the mid-life transition.

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