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Ask Dr. Pat · Menopause

Is It Depression or Menopause?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Megan Riddle, Ph.D., M.S
Dr. Megan Riddle provides a thoughtful discussion of depression and the menopausal transition that will be helpful for women who need more than just a lifestyle change, meditation, exercise, or even hormone therapy for control of depression.
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Alternative Treatments for Depression (Dr. Pat Consults)

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

A series of well-controlled studies showed SAMe to be as effective as, and better tolerated than, the older tricyclic antidepressants, and the majority of studies show it to be more effective than placebo. It can be used on its own for the treatment of depression.

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Emotional Health

Spring Depression : The Bluebird of Happiness Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which causes some people to grow depressed during winter months because of the shorter hours of daylight, is a well-known phenomenon. Sufferers can be treated with light therapy, and spring usually brings natural relief to many. For the rest of us, the advent of better weather, longer days, new flowers and renewed energy is commonly a…
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Books · Film & Television · Money & Careers · Politics

Thursday NewsMix: Depression-era depression fighter; Elizabeth Warren evaluates the bailout; Over-40 indie filmmakers honored; Foggy Bottom faux pas

By Womens Voices for Change
Split-pea soup for the soul: Diana Foote, food writer for the Treasure Coast Palm newspaper, says that anti-depressants are not what’s needed during the recession. Instead, she writes, “I suppose the erratic Dow has something to do with it, but I don’t feel safe anymore without a hambone in the freezer.”
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Newsbrief: Nicole Kidman At UN Today; Romer To School New President on The Next Depression

By Womens Voices for Change
Did you know today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women? We didn’t – though WVFC has long been watching  “Say No to Violence” campaign, headlined by Nicole Kidman. Now,  Kidman will present the million NO! signatures to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. First, at a press event live as we write, Kidman joins UNIFEM Executive Director…
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