Posts tagged "depression"

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2010 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2010 - 3:30 pm

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…

Andrea Rosen | April 6, 2010 - 4:00 pm

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.

Megan Southwick | March 31, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 22, 2010 - 4:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 18, 2010 - 4:00 pm

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…

Wendy Atterberry | February 3, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Is Freedom Of Choice Making You Unhappy?

Freedom of choice is a by-product of modern life, and with more choice comes misery, claims a new study. Having to make choices like what foods we eat, which movies…

Annika Harris | January 25, 2010 - 12:20 pm

How Do You Chase The Winter Blues?

It’s around this time of year that things just start to feel heavy. No one wants to go out. The social season hits a lull. The novelty of snow has…

Leonora Epstein | January 15, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Are Happy Pills As Happy As They Sound?

Last week a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that people with mild to moderate depression are wasting their time with happy pills because the…

Nikki Dowling | January 14, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Feeling Down? Perhaps You Just Have The “Avatar” Blues

There are certain things sure to send one reeling into a pit of depression—getting laid off from a job, the death of a friend or family member, a particularly wrenching…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 12, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Alexa Ray Joel, Evangelist For “Heartbreak-Related Depression”

When songstress Alexa Ray Joel landed in the hospital after trying to OD on a handful of homeopathic pain pills in her NYC apartment, our hearts went out to her.

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Dear Wendy: Depressed Husband Is Emotionally Abusive

Let me first start off by saying that I love my husband more than anything else on earth. We have been together for 10 years (no kids yet) and we…

Wendy Atterberry | December 1, 2009 - 3:00 pm

6 Quick Pick-Me-Ups For A Glum Guy

Sometimes your dude may need a pick-me-up rather than mere relationship maintenance. Here are six quick (non-sexual, because AM Delight is not always an option) things you can do for… | October 18, 2009 - 7:00 pm

France Telecom Suicide Epidemic Now Tallies 25

It sounds like something out of a mind-control horror movie: France Télécom, the European telecommunications giant, has now seen 25 of their employees commit suicide in the past 18 months.

Leonora Epstein | October 16, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Girl Talk: Is This What Happiness Feels Like?

At 13, it was being the odd kid and Zoloft. At 16, dark self-loathing and Prozac. My 17th birthday brought parental issues and Celexa, while my 19th pushed me to…

Leonora Epstein | October 1, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Just Another Reason To Stay Home If You’re Depressed

If you’ve ever experienced anxiety or depression, you know the appeal of simply staying home and hiding in your bed forever. Sounds kind of dangerous right? Maybe not. Scientists in…

Ami Angelowicz | August 24, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Dating With Depression: Not As Easy As It Seems

It’s a cliche, but it’s true: when I was really ill from depression last summer, it became easy to see who really cared about me and who had only stuck…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Just Not That Into Anyone Anymore

A year ago, my average week was something like a “Sex and The City” episode. Maybe it wasn’t that funny, maybe my clothes weren’t that fabulous, and maybe there weren’t…

Leonora Epstein | August 13, 2009 - 12:00 pm

More People Are Taking Antidepressants, But Fewer Are In Therapy

Looks like, as a country, we’re feeling the blues. A new study shows that, since 1996, the number of people taking antidepressants has doubled. These days, about one out of…

Nikki Dowling | August 4, 2009 - 4:30 pm
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