mental health

The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression

The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
mental health

Sleep Deprivation Was More Powerful Than Antidepressants for Me

If I'd known a decade ago that staying up at night could help with depression, I'd have been less likely to dismiss my own experience as just a curiosity.
Jesse Noakes
mental health

How to Tell if You Should See a Psychiatrist Versus a Psychologist

As a general rule, television shows and movies completely screw this up.
Markham Heid
Living With It

This Is What It's Like to Live With Agitated Depression

Agitated depression—or “melancholia agitate"—has been described as a mixed state in which some symptoms of depression exist with those of other psychiatric ailments.
Nick Keppler
High Wire

Just Because You Can't Stop Taking Antidepressants Doesn't Mean You're Addicted

Americans often talk about depending on antidepressants like it's the same thing as being addicted to drugs like coke. Here's why that's wrong.
Maia Szalavitz

How Long Can You Take Antidepressants?

Experts recommend people stay on antidepressants for four to nine months after remission, but some keep taking them for years.
Erene Stergiopoulos
Restaurant Confessionals

I Sold Pills to Manhattan's Elite from a Restaurant Coat Check

You can make a hell of a lot of money as a drug-dealing restaurant hostess.

A Third of Antidepressants Aren't Prescribed For Depression

Uncovering the secret life of antidepressants could open up a host of new treatments.
Leah Shaffer
mental health

I'm Trying to Channel My Depression Like Frida Kahlo

"Trying" being the operative word.
Eva Recinos
Fighting Words

Doctors Are Too Quick to Give Women Antidepressants

Are they prematurely whipping out those prescription pads?
Meryl Davids Landau
Open Minds

How to Take Antidepressants and Still Have a Sex Life

Your happiness should not cost you a single orgasm.
Kastalia Medrano
mental health

'Side Effects May Include': The Search for an Antidepressant That Works

It's hard to find the right medication for depression when doctors still don't understand the science behind it.
Kaleigh Rogers