Avoiding Antidepressants That Might Make You Feel Worse

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

Evangelical Pessimism

There is a natural tendency in all of us to want to be validated.

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.

Sadness and Depression

Sadness is one of the cardinal negative emotions.

Our Emotional Lives

As we consider our emotional lives, it is a real challenge to try to understand what we mean when we talk about emotions.

David Mrazek M.D.

Dr. David Mrazek has been Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic since September of 2000. His specialty is in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; however his research interests and publications cover a broad range of psychiatric illnesses that occur in patients of all ages. Most recently Dr. Mrazek has begun several new research initiatives in genomics. He has collaborated with other investigators in studying various links between genomic variability and psychiatric illnesses such as depression, bipolar illness,...

Caitlin

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 In middle school she became more anxious and withdrawn.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...

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...

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

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

Do You Have Depression? 5 Symptoms Provide the Answer

You’ve probably heard of depression if you’ve listened to a radio or watched a TV in the past 25 years.

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