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The Myths and Truths About Antidepressants: My Article in LifeHack.org

The following is an excerpt from my most recent article on LifeHack.org about antidepressants.  I don’t advocate the use of antidepressants, despite my own experience with them being extremely positive and valuable during the worst episodes of my life.  But there are millions of us who are on them, regardless of whether we should be […]

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Self-Loathing, American Style

As it turns out, self-loathing is more an American habit than it is a human habit. See, while America has become the world’s epicenter in self-hatred, self-ridicule, and self-loathing, other countries and other cultures have been carefully cultivating compassion in a big way. That may be a hard concept to even wrap your head around–that entire countries […]

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3 “Must” Supplements for Those Suffering from Depression

Up until now, Big Pharma has been pretty good at distracting us from the growing body of research on alternative treatment options for depression. Stand aside, boys!  There’s a new sheriff in town…and he’s armed to the teeth with data. Yes, we can finally begin to breathe a sigh of relief.  Alternatives to psychopharmacology are […]

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BlueFunkBeat Article on Lifehack: Signs That You’re Happier Than You Think

I’ve been working hard to get some genuinely helpful information about depression (and happiness!) out to women everywhere, with my latest effort landing on LifeHack.org just this morning.  Seems to be touching a nerve, since it’s already been shared over 100 times.  Check it out. And then, please share it with your own circle.  The […]

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Atypical Depression: The Lesser Known but Surprisingly Common Depression

Did you know that there are multiple kinds of depression? I bet your doc forgot to mentioned that. That’s probably because a lot of doctors don’t think to educate their patients about the differences, thinking we don’t really need to know. Hogwash. Of course we need to know. Why? Because sometimes the doctors miss important […]

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Is it Depression? Or is it Bipolar Disorder? Take this quiz and find out!

I can’t count the number of times I’ve cared for a patient who was incorrectly diagnosed. Dozens, literally. Usually it’s because the person has only seen their primary care doc and not a psychiatrist. Primary care doctors, even really good ones, are not experts in psychopharmacology and are not up on the latest psychiatric research. […]

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