Posts tagged "depression"

Frisky Q&A: Brittany Snow On The “Love Is Louder” Campaign

Brittany Snow is one of those celebs who I've enjoyed onscreen — in the "Hairspray" remake, "Prom Night," a singular episode of "Gossip Girl" during a Lily Van Der Woodsen flashback — but didn't think much about. But it turns out, she's actually a really cool person with a big heart. Brittany works closely…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2010

Frisky Reader Advice: How You Deal With The Winter Blues

If you thought this fall/winter was gnarly before, get ready for it to get a whole lot worse: This weekend saw the end of Daylight Saving Time, which means we'll lose another hour of sunlight. For some, that's no big deal, but for the rest of us, it means we'll need to hunker…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2010

How Do You Deal With The Winter Blues?

Guys, fall/winter gloom has officially arrived. By the late afternoon it's already dark out! I don't know about you, but the lack of serious sunlight hours are starting to get to me. On the east coast, anyway, we're averaging around 10 hours of sun light a day, which sounds like a lot, but isn't really,…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2010

How Do You Get Yourself Out Of A Crap Mood?

I'm not gonna lie -- the last two weeks have been a blur of crapitude. Cavities, a bad cold, emotional dramz and more have left me both physically and psychologically drained. I've spent way too much time on my couch but can't foresee any reason NOT to be there either. Usually, I'm pretty good about…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

Girl Talk: Explaining Depression

Depression, the way it's depicted in popular culture and cultural myth is almost glamorous. Someone who is struggling under the weight of their depression is depicted as reflective. Brooding. Intense. Romantic. Feeling things so deeply that they’re driven to suicide. Think Kurt Cobain, Elliot Smith, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf. They are not necessarily…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2010

How Jon Hamm Battled Depression

"I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape. I knew I had to get back in school and back in some kind of structured environment and… continue. [...] I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2010

Girl Talk: In Praise Of Mental Health Days

When I was growing up I had a friend who was as aloof as she was glamorous. She had a way of holding the cutest and most charming boys in her thrall and all the girls wanted her to like them. Whenever she had problems with her romances, her schoolwork, her friends or her family,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2010

Tips For Dealing With Your First Semester Of College

Going away to college is scary -- don't let anyone tell you otherwise. When I left my little, rural town in upstate New York and came to the big city for college at NYU, I was terrified. All of the sudden I had to live on my own with people I barely knew, cook for…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 10, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Depressed, So I Want To Cheat On My Wife”

I am a 41-year-old professional man married to a beautiful woman. For the past few years I have felt that there has to be more to life than what I've been living as it's been the same thing day in and day out for the past 10 years. I've never cheated on my wife, but…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 30, 2010

Men Also Feel The Emotional Pain Of A Miscarriage

New research has dispelled the assumption that men don't bond with an unborn child as much as women do and, therefore, don't feel as depressed after a miscarriage. According to a study conducted in Hong Kong, men feel the same emotional pain as women, but are able to heal faster. Researchers followed 83 couples for…
By: Annika Harris / July 26, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Dumped Me Because I’m Depressed”

I'm one year out of college and really struggling with anxiety. It recently got to a point where I would talk about suicide with my (now ex) boyfriend and my mother, and I felt I couldn't function in daily life as far as doing my work or waking up at a decent hour. My boyfriend…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 13, 2010

How To Deal With Depression When You’re Trying To Get Pregnant

I try to divorce Michael at least once a month. I blame this on my PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or what I like to call "PMS on crack"), though I've also been diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety and, once, a psychopharmacologist told me I had obvious bipolar tendencies. Either way, I'm not the easiest…
By: YourTango.com / June 27, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Can’t Climax On My Meds”

I'm a 25-year-old single woman with diagnosed clinical depression. I received this diagnosis about five years ago and have been on the same medication off and on since. It has many side effects, but one of the most frustrating is that it kills my ability to orgasm. I still have a healthy libido and enjoy…
By: Wendy Atterberry / June 26, 2010

I Have Depression

We tend to think of the concept of "pain" as something physical—something that involves blood, bruises or casts. But people with mental illnesses struggle with this entirely other debilitating concept of pain, one that literally saps the life out of them. I have struggled with depression, or unipolar depression. The National Institute…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2010

14 Things I’m Done Being Afraid Of

Years ago, I used to have this mantra: "The things you worry about usually don't happen." It was true. The fears never, ever materialized: I was never fired from a job; a roommate never kicked me out of my apartment; no one ever climbed up my fire escape in the middle of the night and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

Girl Talk: I Dated A Psychotherapist

If you had brain cancer, would you date a neurologist? Would you sleep with a chiropractor to ease your chronic back pain? Around my twentieth birthday, I was hit with a sudden onset of crippling depression and anxiety. After two years, several doctors and a veritable rainbow of colored mood-altering capsules, I still felt hopeless.
By: Andrea Rosen / April 6, 2010

I Have Bi-Polar Disease

This is the second essay in a new column on The Frisky called “I Have _____.” In each piece a female writer talks about her experience with a health issue. Frankly, we’re curious about our bodies and yours, including the medical issues many of us are faced with. In “I Have _____” we promise to…
By: Megan Southwick / March 31, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m On Anti-Depressants

I was standing in front of a table lamp display in Crate & Barrel when I decided maybe I needed to be on psychiatric medicine. I had been alternating between staring at the display and wandering around the store helplessly for the last two and a half hours and was no closer to making a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2010

People Are Talking About Amanda Seyfried’s Pill-Popping

In the new issue of Esquire, Amanda Seyfried not only gabs about her new "spinach and seed"-eating diet, she also scandalously pops pills in front of the interviewer! A birth control pill and the anti-anxiety med Lexapro, that is. Here's how it's described in the story: The anxiety rises in her a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 18, 2010

Does The Internet Depress You?

Since you're reading The Frisky right now, I hope that means you're a fan of the site. But it may also mean you could be depressed. Researchers have discovered that the more time people spend on the internet, the more depressed they are. Yes, even if they happen to be spending their time…
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 3, 2010