| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Mac, my husband, lost his job of 27 years when his company was acquired by another and he didn't make the cut. He's like a zombie going through the motions of looking for new employment. I'm no shrink, but a sense of rejection seems to be...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A year ago, if you had asked what my favorite foods were, I would have replied, bread, butter, bread, almonds, bread ... and did I mention bread? I pitied my gluten-intolerant friends and rolled my eyes at the trendiness of "everything-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The clenched-fist, hair-on-fire feeling you get when gripped by anger, the warm-all-over sensation of happiness, the bilious wave that gnaws at your throat with disgust: these are the cues the body sends up to ready the mind for what comes next: fighting,...
| 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.
| Jan 9, 2014
Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed.
Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...