Posts tagged "depression"

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 we rent, or where we vacation cripples middle-class Americans with indecision and makes us unhappy, according to this study conducted by Stanford University. The depressed…
By: Annika Harris / January 25, 2010

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 gone from being charming to irritating. Your flights are delayed. Your skin is dry. Your pipes are frozen. Life. Sucks. And if you tell me…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 15, 2010

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 most commonly prescribed antidepressants are about as effective as placebos. But before you throw away your bottle, you should know this study…
By: Nikki Dowling / January 14, 2010

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 breakup, seeing the movie "Avatar." No, that is not a typo, my friends. After watching "Avatar," people are actually reporting feeling depressed…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 12, 2010

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. Joel, 24, was apparently distraught over her breakup with band mate Jimmy Riot, 38, and swallowed the pills in a "cry for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 5, 2010

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 have a very strong connection and bond, but we have one major problem that is starting to weigh on our marriage. My husband is depressed.
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 1, 2009

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 your dude if he's feeling a little blue.
By: YourTango.com / October 18, 2009

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. The most recent incident occurred yesterday when a 48-year-old engineer with a wife and family hanged himself in his home. These suicides aren't coincidental.
By: Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009

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 anorexia and Prozac again. My early 20s: failed relationships, Effexor, Ativan, fear of getting nowhere, issues at work, and Lexapro. Long story short: I’ve…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2009

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 the UK were trying to come up with alternative ways—other than flippantly prescribing meds—to treat anxious and depressed patients, who often have to wait over…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 24, 2009

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 around me for other reasons. I had been hooking up with two different guys that summer—"Brandon" and "Mark." Brandon and I had developed what I'd…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2009

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 that many hot-yet-problematic men, but there were guys, quite a few of them. I'd never had a boyfriend in high school. Then I went…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 13, 2009

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 every ten people in the U.S. is poppin' depression meds. Oddly enough, during the same period, the number of people seeing psychiatrists has decreased…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 4, 2009

Girl Talk: Should I Have Told My Boyfriend’s Parents That I’m Depressed?

I could have just said "I don't know" or deflected the question. I didn't have to say anything. But when my boyfriend's parents asked me over a family dinner the other night what I might want write a book about, I answered honestly: my struggles with depression. Surprised, I think, neither parent said anything…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2009

Girl Talk: What If You DO Need A Man?

“Some women are just happier in a relationship.” As my shrink said this, my jaw dropped to the floor. Did she really just say that? The woman who had feminist literature on her bookshelf and never failed to induce a pep rally of self-empowerment at the end of each session? We were, of course, discussing…
By: Leonora Epstein / July 29, 2009

Summer Makes Some People Depressed

Most people couldn't be happier come summer, what with the beach weather and BBQs and all. But there are a few folks out there who get sad and anxious when the weather heats up. Peeps who feel this way may have Summer-Onset Depression, a form of Seasonal Affective Disorder. However, where we usually think of…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 25, 2009

Three Tips for Beating the Sunday Night Blues

It’s Sunday night at 8 p.m., and your heart is: a. Fluttering because someone special just fixed you a sumptuous and romantic supper. b. Thumping with anticipation because "Desperate Housewives" is about to come on and you can’t wait to find out what’s happening on Wisteria Lane. c. Pounding because you are totally freaked out…
By: DivineCaroline.com / July 19, 2009

Five Ways Sex Makes You Beautiful

Young love! Ah, so romantic. Like any other bride-to-be Kendra Wilkinson, Playboy model and "Girls Next Door" star, is walking on air. And when asked by People magazine how she's keeping fit for her big day, the 23-year-old extolled the health benefits of good sex! "A lot of it," her fiancé, Philadelphia Eagle…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2009

Threats To Masculinity Lead To Depressed Men

Although men and women have experienced more equal employment opportunities in recent decades, men still connect their masculinity to their role as breadwinner. And when men feel insecure about their jobs or fear becoming redundant at work, they're more likely to be stressed or depressed than women, according to a study conducted in Britain by…
By: Annika Harris / March 11, 2009

A Strained Marriage Is Bad For A Woman’s Health

We've all seen the commercial that asks, "Where does depression hurt?" And anyone who's been depressed knows that it hurts everywhere. But did you know that depression can damage the physical health of a woman more than a man?
By: Annika Harris / March 10, 2009
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