- May 1st, 2013
Depression symptoms and lower cognitive status are independently associated with a more rapid decline in the ability to handle tasks of everyday living, according to a recent study. The findings suggest that providing mental health treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease might slow the loss of independence, said senior author Yaakov Stern, PhD.
- October 1st, 2012
Thanks to raging hormones, new mothers often experience an array of unpleasant emotions during pregnancy. In fact, one in five women go through major depression during these nine months, and many don’t like the idea of taking antidepressants out of concern for the safety of their baby.
Mindfulness yoga is here to save the day!
- September 1st, 2012
A new epidemiological study showed that low levels of vitamin B12 are linked to the increased risk of depression. While the findings are a connection, the study did not show that increased levels of the vitamin would reduce the likelihood of depression.
- August 1st, 2012
There is something profoundly wrong with the way that we currently name and treat certain human phenomena. When we call something a “mental disease” or a “mental disorder” we imply a great deal about its origins, its treatment, its intractability, and its locus of control.Learning the difference between "sad" and "depressed"By Eric Maisel, PhD
- July 1st, 2011
- January 19th, 2010
Every winter, thousands are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depressive mood condition that sets in during the dark, winter months and lifts in the spring.
- December 1st, 2009
Two months had passed since my daughter was born, and still I was walking around in a fog. I understand, based on comments from friends and family, that I radiated happiness during this time, but what I remember is struggling with sleeplessness and the constant demands of a newborn—my 8-pound bundle of joy had the clear upper hand.The yogic way to feed body and spiritBy Melissa B. Williams
- September 1st, 2009
With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms.By Ziba Kashef
- February 1st, 2009
Ayurveda has long advocated the use of Bacopa monnieri—known as Brahmi in Hindi and water hyssop in the West—to improve memory and boost cognitive performance. And a recent study from the National College of Natural Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Oregon Health and Science University, both in Portland, supports that claim.By Nora Simmons
- January 1st, 2009
It sounds like you have seasonal affective disorder (appropriately abbreviatedas “SAD”). The diagnosis requires that symptoms, which may include feelings of depression, hopelessness, loss of energy, anxiety, sleeplessness, difficulty concentrating, and carbohydrate cravings, be present for two winters.I can barely get out of bed on winter mornings. What’s wrong with me?By James S. Gordon, MD