| Oct 28, 2013
They found each other in a sea of pink — two Connecticut men, made brothers by their shared experience. Now they're fighting back against the disease that brought them together and some of the ignorance about it.
Bill Becker was diagnosed with...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Clinical depression is now the second-leading cause of global disability, according to new research, with the highest rates of incidence affecting working-age adults and women more than men.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Plos Medicine,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:05 AM
Teenagers with family members in the military were more likely to contemplate suicide if their relatives were deployed overseas multiple times, according to researchers from USC.
After analyzing survey data from 14,299 secondary school students in...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:29 PM
For most people, Halloween means confronting the fears that assail us from the outside — ghouls and vampires and zombies. But for me this season, I've come to realize that the most perverse demons can lurk within.
For many years, my family,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Some women who are depressed as they move toward menopause may notice their symptoms fading or disappearing after a few years, a new study suggests.
Researchers found the proportion of women who reported having depression symptoms dropped consistently,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:20 PM
If you want some pep in your step or a dash of good cheer, look no further than the grocery store's shelves. Not only are foods rich in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids healthful, but studies show they can also increase happiness, lessen symptoms of...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Alison Galvani graduated from kindergarten in the summer of 1982, her mother took her to the musical "Annie" to celebrate. Then they went to Golden Gate Park for a picnic, spreading out a sleeping bag with white and yellow egrets on a green...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:34 PM
A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan has achieved the dubious distinction of being the first patient known to have been sickened by a strain of bird flu known as H6N1.
The woman, who became ill in May, appears to have made a full recovery, according to a...
| Oct 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:14 AM
I struggle with envy, jealousy and self-comparison syndrome. It is not becoming to me; it is ugly, toxic emotion and it drives me to depression. Depression drives me to doubt. Doubt leads me to become withdrawn, which leaves one lonely.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The five stages of grief are explored with puppets — finger puppets, hand puppets, body puppets — in “Odyssey in the Land of Shadows.”
“I think the visual part of it has enough beauty to make the topic … “...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...