The Wide Spectrum of Mood Disorders

Spectrum Mood Disorders

The wide variety of emotions, joy, grief and sadness, are an integral part of the rich tapestry of human experience. Without them we would lose part … [Read more...]

Is It Still Safe to Give Antidepressants to Children and Adolescents?

Is It still safe to give antidepressants to kids

Or...Can Antidepressants Cause Suicide? Fluoxetine, (Prozac)  was the first SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)  to be approved in the … [Read more...]

Diabetes, Depression and Stress

Depression is not generally listed as a complication of diabetes. However, it can be one of the most common and dangerous complications. The rate of … [Read more...]

Depression in Children and Adolescents

childhood depression

Childhood and adolescent depression increased dramatically in the past forty to fifty years. The average age of onset has fallen. During childhood the … [Read more...]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Winter Depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy What is SAD? Incidence of SAD and relation to latitude Theories about how light affects mood and … [Read more...]

Adult Depression: Effective Treatments

Depression in Adults: Effective Treatments Introduction Everyone has times they feel sad and don't enjoy life. For some people the emotional pain … [Read more...]

Medication for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric Disorders

child-medication

Medication For Children with Psychiatric Disorders It is important for the clinician discuss the initiation of medication versus a specific type of … [Read more...]

Couples and Aging

Aging

Of course marriage at age 65 is different from when you were 25. The reasons are many and varied. One important factor is the time period when the two … [Read more...]

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

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When a Parent is Depressed

parent depressed

Depression can occur at almost any phase of life. However, it can have a special impact if it occurs in the parent of young children. Postpartum … [Read more...]