Depression

Two years ago, I talked with a prominent psychiatrist about what could be done for all the people who have treatment-resistant depression who do not respond — or only partially respond — to the drugs on the market today. “We wait for better drugs to come out,” he said. I wanted a better answer, because my experience with the...
Brace yourselves for an unsettling statistic: 22 veterans die by suicide every day. That’s why you may have been tagged on Facebook or Twitter — or will be soon — to do #22pushups. Say what? The #22KILL movement was organized in 2013 by a group called Honor Courage Commitment to raise awareness about the staggering statistics on veteran suicide, and also...
This post is from my archives. Imagine you had to take a five-year-old with ADHD with you everywhere you went: to work, in the shower, to the grocery, on your run, out with friends. He was always anxious to leave and get back to his xbox at home. On the way to the store, he’d...
This post is from my archives. Nine years ago I decided to wean off all my meds and take natural supplements instead. One evening I was fixing a magnesium concoction, chatting with a friend. We were talking about my depression, and this new holistic route I was taking. “You have everything you need inside you...
Although I like to cling to the promise that my depression will get better — since it always has in the past — there are long, painful periods when it seems as though I’m going to have to live with these symptoms forever. In the past, there was a time when I had been struggling...
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