1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants, making them the most prescribed drugs in the US. Although the name might suggest otherwise, antidepressants are used to treat both major depression and anxiety. The chart below lists the different types of antidepressants and their common side effects. If you prefer to avoid medication and want to know how to treat depression naturally, …Read More
Taste Test for Depression
Trial-and-Error: Finding the best medication to treat someone with depression has often required a trial-and-error approach. Ten people can respond in completely different ways to the same medication; just because Paxil worked miracles for your best friend doesn’t mean it will do the same for you. Some people test four or five different medications before they know which one really …Read More
Just the Blues? Or is it Depression?
Depression and Deaf People: We recently had several requests to do a post specifically on depression and Deaf people. Depression is something that many of us may experience at one point or another during our lives. It’s important to know that being Deaf itself is not a cause of depression. Being Deaf people in a hearing-centered society, however, can put …Read More
The FDA approved a Prozac-type drug for dogs who are depressed. This is good, because it is hard for dogs to get therapy, since they’re never allowed on the couch. Source: Colin Quinn on Saturday Night Live (NBC)Read More