| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Unemployment takes a significant toll on the mental health of workers, especially those who have been out of their jobs for at least 27 weeks – what the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers the “long-term unemployed.”
The longer a...
| Jul 29, 2010
| 8:17 PM
A 17-year-old girl reported to Berwyn police in 2003 that her doctor, Ricardo Arze, had pulled off her clothes and sexually assaulted her in his exam room, state records show.
Two years later, another patient reported to Berwyn police that Arze had...
| Apr 14, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've suffered from depression all my life but wasn't diagnosed until my late 20s. I feel as though my daughter, who is 12, is showing signs of depression, but I'm not sure. What can I do to help her? Is it possible for someone so young...
| Sep 3, 2009
Depression can spawn a spiral of lethargy and hopelessness, so that the last thing someone wants to do is exercise. But regular, moderate physical activity may lessen depression symptoms as much as some medications.
"On its own, exercise does appear to...
| Dec 8, 2009
Antidepressant medications taken by roughly 7% of American adults cause profound personality changes in many patients with depression, far beyond simply lifting the veil of sadness, a study has found.
Researchers saw strong drops in neuroticism and...
| Sep 16, 2009
Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly...
| Feb 10, 2009
| 1:32 PM
Harvard Mental Health Letter
Why electroconvulsive therapy may be the best alternative to medication.
Although medications and psychotherapy are usually the first treatments offered to patients with major depression, they don't work for everyone....
| Jan 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Treatment for major depression is abysmal, according to a study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry. In a national survey of 15,762 people, it found that only half of all people with depression received treatment. And among those......
| Apr 13, 2009
About a year ago, patients began trooping into the office of UCLA psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter, asking whether an antipsychotic drug called Abilify "might be right for them." Few appeared to be delusional, plagued by hallucinations or suffering fearsome...
| Nov 17, 2008
Healing an injured or poorly functioning heart requires attention to a patient's mental well-being as well as to his or her physical health -- so much so that in October, the American Heart Assn. recommended that doctors screen all heart patients for...