Tag Archives : depression

Emotional Health

On the Bright Side: Three Kinds of Advice You Can Safely Ignore

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

One of the most popular buzz words is “mindful.” This word is almost everywhere these days, so much so that it is becoming meaningless. I almost lost my own mind when I saw a sign in a clothing store the other day claiming they were “mindful” of the origin of the seeds of the plants their fabrics came from.

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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

Friends Rescue Friends

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
We are five unlikely friends who have been together for 18 years. We’ve seen one another through three divorces, three marriages, the deaths of four parents, the near-death of one spouse, and the birth of four children and a grandchild. There have also been four big moves, to the point where only one of us now lives where all of…
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