If this post was a movie, it would be rated “R” for teen sex More
“The mixture made my body convulse so much that I broke four ribs – but I was still unconscious.” More
Technology has become increasingly desirable to people seeking help with — well, anything. It’s easy, convenient and you don’t have to deal with those pesky fellow human beings we all can’t stand. Now, there’s a virtual therapist who can theoretically … More
We already knew that roommates can be messy, loud, meddlesome, and generally obnoxious. But did you realize that you can actually “catch” depression from the Debbie Downer in the next room?
Despite traditional knowledge telling women that we’re supposed to feel unaccomplished and incomplete if we do not have children (by choice or by chance), new research is showing that childless men may actually be the ones who are more depressed and angry. More
It’s no secret that being different can often cause isolation, and feeling isolated can lead to depression, but a shocking study shows that children with autism spectrum disorders are 28 times more likely to be suicidal. More
For the first time in my non-collegiate adult life, I recently got health care. The first thing I did was book an appointment with a therapist. The second thing I did was request my college medical records, to confirm my timeline of medication and what my dosages were. But they included more information than I’d expected. Like notes from the doctor, which reminded me that when I was 20 years old and seeking medical help and drug therapy for my mental illness (I’m bipolar), I was also lying through my teeth. More
The third Monday in January — that would be today — is supposed to be the most miserable day of the year. But
My mom didn’t let us drink soda when I was growing up because of its potential affect on our teeth. Every once in a while, though, I got a ginger ale or Sprite and was totally in love with how sweet, fizzy and wonderful it was. I fully understand why people can get so hooked on sweetened drinks, as well as diet ones, but putting down the can or bottle is an increasingly good idea for those who find themselves consuming multiple sodas per week. More
Open happiness? Quite the opposite, perhaps: Artificially-sweetened beverages like Diet Coke and other low-cal sodas may actually be making us depressed.
Do you ever feel unhappy or more sensitive to stress when you’re on a diet? Does it feel like things that would not normally bother you are suddenly impacting your mood a little bit more than usual? Because I always have when dieting, and I was extremely unpleasant to be around because of it. More