"After my first treatment, I felt good for a week. Not the kind of bipolar 'good' where I'd be manic. I felt normal for the first time in a long time."
New research suggests that depression may be a reaction to inflammation within the body. But will shifting the blame from the head to the body affect the stigma that still exists?
In the latest episode of the ENTITLEMENT Podcast, Alison Stevenson talks to comedian Dave Ross about the first time they got their hearts broken by someone they love.
Self-harm hospital admissions among children are at a five-year high in the UK. The BBC reported yesterday that admissions of girls aged 10-14 had increased by nearly 93 percent over the past two years—with a rise of 45 percent in boys of the same age…
The pervading view of autism isn't just misleading—it's creating an autistic underclass of depressed, jobless, misunderstood people.
There will be tears, there will be shouting, there will be someone trampled to death at a store by others who yearn for value and savings. Here's how to get through all that.
A 47-year-old inconsistently employed construction worker tried to blow himself up. Instead of getting mental health treatment, he's getting locked up.
I talked to her about all that stuff and also Sex and the City.
Even tiny children can be horribly depressed.
There are moments in On the Road when the author seems cured of his own mental health issues, so I figured that a freewheeling, weed-smoking experience might have the same effect on me.
I spend all day lying in bed with the curtains drawn; I can't name more than two things I'm good at doing. I know I'm depressed, and I'm finally starting to get some help.
The old adage "skateboarding saved my life" rings especially true with former pro skater Jim Bates, who has dealt with clinical depression his entire life. Recently, Jim wrote and illustrated a children's book called The Boy Who Skated with Dragons…
The creator of Community tells us about why he's such an open book on the internet and teases the documentary about his Harmontown podcast tour.
Officially, 47 Australian police officers died by suicide between 2000 and 2011. The real number is undoubtedly higher.
As someone who writes a weekly column dedicated to Americans between the ages of 13 and 19, people think I consider myself some sort of teen expert. But a real one offers some fresh perspective on whether the kids are going to be alright.
Vortioxetine, a newly available drug in the United States, has show benefits for depression suffers. Most notably, it's helping improve their memory.
Islamic militants killed 28 women on her street, but after coming to the United States, this Iraqi teen girl said it's Americans who seem depressed.
I just broke up with my best friend, a man I've shared the last half-decade of my life with. And yet, I don't hate him. It's odd, not hating him. Not only do I not hate him, I still love him (albeit non-romantically.) I still want him in my life.
The detective who showed up at 5 AM was not much older-looking than Samantha's friends. (Not that Samantha ever hung out with clean-cut guys like this. Why should she when there were still heroin addicts in bands who needed a doormat?)
Oakland is a hotbed of gang violence, poverty, drug abuse, and mental illness. A CDC study says that roughly one-third of inner-city children suffer from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder, a local news station colloquially called "Hood disease."
Taking a solo trip to the degenerative paradise that is Las Vegas is one of the most heartbreakingly bleak things a person could do. Naturally, I had to do it. And sure enough, it led me to the brink of madness.
As far back as I can remember, there's been a big online demand for this particular brand of smut, which involves stitching the heads of celebrities onto the bodies of porn stars.
Only one person in the Auckland District Health Board region has received ketamine as a treatment for severe suicidality: me.
A British study says loneliness is a bigger killer than obesity