As daylight hours decrease and temperatures start to cool down, we’re more susceptible to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression related to a change in seasons. Its main cause is that change in light, which affects our levels of melatonin and circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) as well as our levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitter … Read more
A new generation of drugs could change the way depression is treated. It started out as LY110141. Its inventor, Eli Lilly, was not sure what to do with it. Eventually the company found that it seemed to make depressed people happier. So, with much publicity and clever branding, Prozac was born. Prozac would transform the … Read more
Families for Depression Awareness is presenting a free Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT. Presenters, Dr. Marcy Thompson and mental health advocate Pata Suyemoto, will discuss difficult situations that can arise for families living with bipolar disorder and offer some suggestions for how to … Read more
Mental illness is extremely tough — both struggling through it yourself, to having a loved one who is struggling with it. I have been on both sides of the coin. Currently, I am dealing with anxiety and depression. I have dealt with it for the past six years, and every single day is a blessing … Read more
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October 20, 2017 — Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its previous versions. The seemingly ever-expanding business of off-label ketamine infusion therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), along with a host of other conditions, appears to be unchecked by any regulatory or legislative oversight ― raising both ethical and safety concerns among clinicians and … Read more