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Kennedy: Jackson Jr. suffers depressionupdated: Sat Aug 18 2012 10:50:00

Patrick Kennedy talks to CNN's Ashleigh Banfield about Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for bipolar depression.

Jesse Jackson Jr. suffering from 'deep, deep depression'updated: Sat Aug 18 2012 10:50:00

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is suffering from "serious depression -- deep, deep depression," his longtime friend and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told CNN Friday, a day after meeting with Jackson at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Loretta Hunt: Kedzie overcame eating disorder to become contenderupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 17:35:00

When Julie Kedzie's bulimia was at its worst, her ritual was to walk to the grocery store after work, load up on junk food 'til her fingers hurt carrying the bags home, eat it all in one sitting, force herself to vomit it up, then go back to the store to buy more.

Therapists walk fine line in reporting violent plansupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 19:59:00

Confidentiality is paramount between a patient and a therapist, but it's not ironclad -- confession to a crime, or the possibility of a potential crime, is not supposed to remain a secret.

Dogs: A medicine for mental health problems? updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:56:00

His name is Valor. He's half Labrador retriever, half Great Dane, and goes everywhere with Sgt. Charles Hernandez. But Valor is more than a pet -- Hernandez considers the dog a personal physician.

Looking into the minds of killersupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:53:00

A witness to the horrific shooting rampage in the Colorado movie theater called it "the longest minute" of his life. One can only imagine. But the second longest minute may be the waiting for someone -- the authorities, the pundits, the doctors -- to tell us "why" these killings happened. Police say James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student in a neurosciences program, called himself the Joker and rained merciless bullets on strangers watching a Batman movie. Why?

Suspect is a former camp counselorupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:53:00

Gabriel Menchaca who worked with Holmes in 2008 at a summer camp says Holmes was shy and quiet but not strange.

Court appearance fuels theories about Colorado shooting suspectupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 14:08:00

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' dazed demeanor during his first court appearance has given rise to a multitude of theories about his mental state, ranging from full-blown psychosis to little more than being "some freak," as one victim of the shooting rampage described him after the hearing.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has mood disorderupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:42:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what a mood disorder is.

Eating disorders: Not just for the youngupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 06:21:00

Diane Butrym doesn't fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She's a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia.

Doctor: Why are we surprised that kids hurt themselves?updated: Fri Jun 15 2012 11:41:00

Q: I was shocked to read in the news that children as young as 7 are hurting themselves. Why would they do that?

A walk to pound grief into the groundupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 17:38:00

Some people go on pilgrimages abroad for religious reasons or for historical interest. Denis Asselin created his own rite on the Eastern Seaboard in honor of his son who took his own life last year.

Will landfill search help Patz case?updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 02:25:00

Retired Nassau County police officer Lou Palumbo on the possible search through landfills for remains of Etan Patz.

Doctor: Why we're making changes to autism diagnosisupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 09:36:00

Editor's note: In 1994, the American Psychiatric Association published the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV. The DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.

Sleep disorder multiplies depression riskupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 07:26:00

People with sleep apnea, a breathing disorder that causes frequent sleep disturbances, often feel tired and unfocused during the day. But that may not be the only fallout: New research suggests the disorder also dramatically increases the risk of depression.

Coffee may lower risk of depressionupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 07:26:00

A study from Harvard University shows coffee may help reduce depression over the long term, especially for women.

Lindsay Lohan's troubled timelineupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:56:00

Lindsay Lohan's convoluted path through the legal system, which began with a drunken driving arrest nearly five years ago, reached a resolution Thursday as a judge ended her formal felony probation.

Violent warlord video goes viralupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 05:50:00

An independent filmmaker teams up with 'Anonymous' in an effort to bring Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice.

Expert: Did 'Kony' director have 'manic episode?'updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 05:50:00

Modern medicine is very good at some things, and really lousy at others. As I wrote in a blog last week, psychiatry is no different in this regard.

Miss America Kirsten Haglund opens up about her battle with anorexiaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:13:00

Kirsten Haglund was 19 when she became Miss America in 2008, one of the youngest beauty queens ever to win the national title. She used that platform to speak about what for her was a very sensitive subject: eating disorders.

Tracey Gold's battle with anorexiaupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 07:13:00

Child actress Tracey Gold discusses her battle with anorexia with HLN's Dr. Drew.

Heroin stalks a remote village in Indiaupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:35:00

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at heroin addiction in India.

Adopted kids' drug abuse risk affected by biological familyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 16:02:00

Adopted children are twice as likely to abuse drugs if their biological parents did too, suggesting that genetics do indeed play a role in the development of substance abuse problems.

Self-awareness, self-control critical to addicts' recovery, experts sayupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 02:31:00

For a recovering addict, reveling at a party or having pills in your room can be seen as a sign you are in control, having successfully defeated your demons -- or just as likely, experts say, a sign of weakness that could lead to a dangerous, if not deadly, outcome.

Pal: Houston on drugs pre-Bobby Brownupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 02:31:00

Singer Jennifer Holliday tells Piers Morgan that Whitney Houston started using drugs before she met Bobby Brown.

Avoid the afternoon stress-eating bingeupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 09:55:00

That foods can soothe, reduce anxiety and boost your mood is well known to anyone who has kept a vise grip on a pint of Chunky Monkey at midnight or dived into the deep end of a party pack of chips at the end of a day gone awry.

Kenya doctor fights mental health stigma in 'traumatized continent'updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 09:27:00

As Kenya's leading psychiatrist, Frank Njenga has been championing the cause of better mental health care on the east African country and the continent for more than three decades.

A psychiatrist in Kenyaupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 09:27:00

Kenyan psychiatrist Frank Njenga talks to CNN about his journey into mental heath care.

When eating healthy turns obsessiveupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:28:00

In a vegan café in New York City, Nisha Moodley pushes a glass crusted with the remnants of a berry-açai-almond milk smoothie across the table and begins listing the foods she excised from her diet six years ago.

Compulsive shopping: When spending is like substance abuseupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 15:57:00

The purse was by designer Baby Phat, and it was only $5. But when Elizabeth Deiter bought it at the thrift store where she works, she immediately had to run over to the bank and deposit money to avoid running a negative balance.

Female veterans coping with PTSDupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 13:16:00

CNN's Kyra Phillips revisits a woman who served in Iraq and struggles to cope with post traumatic stress disorder.

Are mood swings a sign of depression?updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 07:52:00

I would like to know what you recommend for a person that believes he or she is suffering from depression. There are mood swings, and extreme sleeping, and just thoughts of being lonely, and that no one cares. Is this depression?

Dad's depression may rub off on kidsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 03:27:00

Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?

Can omega-3 fatty acids help prevent depression?updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 07:14:00

I just read something on the Internet that omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent depression. Is there any truth to this?

Is it OK to take antidepressants while breast-feeding?updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 09:59:00

I recently had my first baby and just learned I have OCD. My doctor put me on a very low dose of antidepressant and my symptoms are much better. I am breast-feeding my son and don't want to use formula but am worried about side effects. What problems should I look for?

The leader who made gay rights a causeupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 16:21:00

America has lost her greatest leader in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality: Franklin E. Kameny, universally known as Frank Kameny. It is hard today to understand the courage it took for Kameny simply to fight to get his job back after he was fired from the government's Army Map Service in 1957 for being gay.

Will my daughter ever recover her mental health?updated: Tue Oct 11 2011 12:44:00

My 18-year-old daughter has been repeatedly hospitalized. There is a definitive family history of bipolar disorder on the paternal side. She has OCD behaviors and much of her conversational speech is off-topic and inappropriate. The medical team is unable to stabilize her. She was recently found to have schizoaffective disorder. Will she ever be functional?

For women, risk of depression falls as coffee intake risesupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 17:42:00

A few cups of coffee a day may help keep the blues at bay. According to a large new study, women who drink caffeinated coffee are less likely to become depressed -- and the more they drink, the more their risk of depression goes down.

Depression increases risk of stroke, study saysupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:16:00

People with depression are more likely to have a stroke than their mentally healthy peers, and their strokes are more likely to be fatal, according to a new analysis published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Growing pains hit mental health in Chinaupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 06:52:00

When an ax-wielding man attacked people on the street in Henan Province on Wednesday, the terse media reports created headlines and public panic. Wang Hongbin, 30, killed six people, including two children, and is said to be mentally ill.

The power of Chinese consumersupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 06:52:00

China's middle class is becoming the world's most coveted consumer. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.

Depressed people often hide symptoms from doctorsupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:39:00

Family doctors and other primary care physicians are often the first health professionals to learn that a patient is depressed, but that doesn't mean they identify all of the depression cases that walk through their offices.

What can I do for food addiction?updated: Fri Sep 02 2011 07:40:00

Hi, Dr. Melina. I read your response to a question a few weeks ago, and I don't think I have an eating disorder, but I feel like I'm addicted to food. Is there anything that I can do? I'm desperate to lose weight.

Miami Dolphins star has borderline personality disorderupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:19:00

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall is known as much for his headline-grabbing troubles off the field as he is for his standout play on it.

April: Dolphins star stabbed, wife chargedupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:19:00

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was stabbed in the abdomen Friday evening. Authorities charged his wife.

Could my bipolar brother develop schizophrenia?updated: Tue Aug 23 2011 13:12:00

I was wondering if my brother, who we have been told is bipolar, could develop schizophrenia? My uncle, my mom's brother, was schizophrenic and unfortunately fell victim to the mental illness. We are aware that there have been some mental health issues with males on my mother's side of the family, so could it be possible that he could be schizophrenic as well as bipolar?

The scary trend of tweens with anorexiaupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 07:17:00

In March 2006, when Mia Walter's* 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved.

Why do I always think about food?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 07:23:00

I have a question/problem regarding overeating. Being a college student and food science major, I am constantly thinking about food. I currently play Ultimate Frisbee and occasionally play badminton and go running. I eat extremely healthy, but the problem is I constantly think of food. Therefore, I overeat, and I gained 16 pounds in less than two years. Is there any way to control my self-will? I would like to lose 10 pounds. I am 5 feet 3 and 120 pounds, but it's not like I can cut out unhealthy food in my diet. Eating less is difficult because I do not want to go into starvation mode. Quick advice please?

Can a 9- or 10-year-old be bipolar?updated: Tue Aug 09 2011 11:04:00

Can a 9- or 10-year-old get a true diagnosis of bipolar disorder?

Sexual assault, domestic violence can damage long-term mental healthupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 16:01:00

Women are drastically more likely to develop a mental disorder at some point in their lives if they have been the victim of rape, sexual assault, stalking, or intimate-partner violence, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Alcohol and anxiety a risky mix for someupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:43:00

Many people who experience chronic feelings of anxiety about social situations, work and relationships, or other aspects of everyday life often reach for a beer or a glass of wine to quell their unease.

Officials fear for infants born to prescription drug addictsupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 18:19:00

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug overdose deaths in Florida are up a staggering 265% since 2003. But it's not just the deaths that have Florida officials worried; it's the births.

Pill abuse hits Florida babiesupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 18:19:00

Florida sees an alarming spike in the number of babies born addicted to pills. CNN's Amber Lyon investigates.

Is it OK to be on antidepressants for years?updated: Tue Jul 26 2011 12:01:00

Is it dangerous to be on an antidepressant for several years?

What causes autism?updated: Wed Jul 06 2011 09:22:00

A new study suggests environmental factors may play a larger role in triggering autism than was previously thought.

Antidepressant use in pregnancy may raise autism riskupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 09:22:00

Children whose mothers take Zoloft, Prozac, or similar antidepressants during pregnancy are twice as likely as other children to have a diagnosis of autism or a related disorder, according to a small new study, the first to examine the relationship between antidepressants and autism risk.

Can depression cause inability to focus?updated: Tue Jun 21 2011 10:13:00

I am a college student, recently diagnosed with depression, and am taking steps to figure out if I have ADHD because of a tremendous inability to focus and retain information. It is almost like, when I'm trying to focus on something someone says, it slips right through me like water. I am curious to know what prospects I have of gaining my cognitive abilities back if I start taking Lexapro or other antidepressants. If these are going to impair my ability to concentrate and focus even more, then I am not sure how to weigh the cost-benefits of taking them, because I am in school. In short, are antidepressants more helpful or hurtful to my cognitive functions? Can I look forward to reversing the concentration and memory retention problems I am currently undergoing?

Can I ask my therapist personal questions?updated: Tue Jun 14 2011 10:04:00

I am curious about the working relationship of therapist and patient. I have always been aware that there is a boundary. But I also think it is human nature to make assumptions. So, of course, I make assumptions based on the way my therapist responds to some of my comments. The bad thing is that I don't feel I can ever ask if my assumptions are correct since some of them would be somewhat personal. On the other hand, I sometimes think this information would be helpful to know because I think I would trust the therapist a little more (since education and life experience are two different things). I know with my previous therapist I made several assumptions that I now know are wrong. Because of those assumptions, I feel like it slowed my progress down. So, what is that line? Can I ask questions, knowing that although I can't have, nor do I need to know, all the details of my therapist's personal life, can I ask basic information to try go get a better understanding of my therapist?

How can I safely wean off an antidepressant?updated: Tue May 31 2011 07:32:00

What is the best and safest way to wean yourself off of an antidepressant drug such as Zoloft?

CNNMoney: Nevada gambling addiction programs face cutsupdated: Tue May 24 2011 15:51:00

Nevada's problem gambling prevention efforts are being dealt a losing hand.

Poetry, film give voice for OCD sufferersupdated: Sat May 14 2011 13:40:00

"I'm edging towards being a recluse, but choose daily to fight for release from this crippling prison." Alexis Bellino Reveals Eating Disorderupdated: Fri May 13 2011 07:08:00

"I'd go days without eating," she says in a clip of an upcoming episode of her show

Will my baby inherit bipolar disorder?updated: Tue May 10 2011 11:48:00

I am five months pregnant, and it has been great. My mother-in-law has bipolar disorder and is clinically depressed. I wonder if there will be a slight chance that my baby will get that from her? My husband has been emotionally taking care his mother since he was 10 and can't seem to help.

How can I make my mom understand my bipolar disorder?updated: Tue May 03 2011 18:39:00

I have bipolar disorder type 2. My mood is almost always influenced by the season and this winter I went through one of the worst depressive episodes I have ever experienced. When I mustered up the courage to tell my mom that I felt trapped and that I was desperate for help, she dismissed my symptoms as "something every teenager goes through" and that things will get better. She keeps telling me that everyone is depressed once in a while and that's just how life is. I'm better now, but I'm constantly scared about the next depressive episode I'll have to go through. It's been about three years since my diagnosis, and I think my mom has been in denial ever since. I've tried my best to convince her that this isn't normal but she refuses to see the truth. Even when I attempted suicide about a year ago, she lectured me about how selfish I was being and refused to even consider hospitalization or medication. How do you convince an unsympathetic parent that you need help?

Long-term use of bipolar drug questionedupdated: Tue May 03 2011 18:18:00

The growing use of a popular drug in the long-term treatment of bipolar disorder is based largely on a single, flawed clinical trial that may be steering doctors and patients away from drugs with a more established track record, a new review published this week in the journal "PLoS Medicine" suggests.

Is electroconvulsive therapy safe?updated: Tue Apr 26 2011 11:56:00

Is electroconvulsive therapy safe to use on children?

Is my antidepressant use risky to my future kids?updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 12:48:00

I am a 21-year-old female set to graduate from college in May. I have been taking antidepressants since roughly my senior year of high school, so approximately four or five years. I have been on Xanax, Cymbalta, Effexor, Paxil and Wellbutrin. I am currently taking only the Paxil and Wellbutrin together (in conjunction with birth control pills, which I have been on since my freshman year of college). I just read your answer about the effectiveness and safety of taking antidepressants long term, and my question is this: Since I am fairly young, and may be taking antidepressants for several years, how do I transition when I marry and decide to have children? I know that Paxil can result in serious birth defects, but it is working very well for me. What would I do instead? Catherine Zeta-Jones Bipolar Disorder: Her Private Struggleupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 13:17:00

The actress has had "a stressful year," says a friend as the star seeks treatment

Zeta-Jones treated for bipolar disorderupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 11:33:00

Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a mental health facility for treatment of a less-severe form of bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorder is not just one diseaseupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 11:33:00

Although the symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary significantly from person to person, mental health professionals have identified four main subtypes of the illness that together are referred to as bipolar spectrum disorders: bipolar I, bipolar II, bipolar not otherwise specified, and cyclothymia.

Suspect in 2001 anthrax case had long history of mental problemsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:52:00

Old mental health records for the chief suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks suggest Bruce Ivins should have been prevented from holding a job at a U.S. Army research facility in Maryland, according to a report from a panel of behavioral experts commissioned by the Department of Justice.

2010: Knowing the anthrax suspectupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:52:00

CNN's Joe Johns interviews an addiction counselor who knows the inside of Dr. Bruce Ivins' mind.

Will Japan face a mental health crisis?updated: Wed Mar 16 2011 12:57:00

The frightening disasters in Japan are mounting. Despite workers' Herculean efforts to prevent a complete meltdown at the country's earthquake-ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the situation appears to be growing more serious.

U.S. has highest bipolar rate in 11-nation studyupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 16:00:00

About 2.4% of people around the world have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at some point in their lifetime, according to the first comprehensive international figures on the topic.

Is it OK to stay on antidepressants long term?updated: Tue Mar 01 2011 10:18:00

I have a family history of mental illness. Three of my siblings have schizoaffective disorder (one recently told by a doctor that it may be bipolar with hallucinatory symptoms). I have dealt with mild to moderate depression for over 10 years with a few episodes of major depression in that time. About three months ago, I began taking Lexapro even though I have always wondered whether doing so might aggravate an underlying genetic illness. I feel much better on this medication, and do not have a history of mania or hallucinations. (I am a 31-year-old female, and take 10mg of Lexapro a day).

Can antidepressants jump-start bipolar disorder?updated: Tue Feb 22 2011 09:00:00

I had an untreated health issue for a couple of years that threw me into a mild depression. I have a mother and brother who are bipolar and one of the things my therapist told me is that studies show that if you go on an antidepressant and there is a history of bipolar in your family that this can sometimes "kick in" the bipolar. I am lucky and was able to get past my depression with therapy, exercise, etc. I was just wondering what your thoughts were.

Pilot struggles with PTSD, abuseupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 13:24:00

Did the Air Force miss signs of PTSD as a pilot's life violently fell apart? CNN's Ed Lavandera investigates.

What is the antidepressant called Emsam?updated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:09:00

I am a 26-year-old female. I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, PTSD, and anxiety. The doctor gave me samples of a transdermal patch called Emsam. What can you tell me about the medicine and possible side effects? Crystal Renn Feels Pressure to Live Up to 'Plus-Size' Labelupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 11:10:00

The size 8 model, who battled anorexia and later became a plus-size model, says she has no plans to be a size 12 again

Psychologist or psychiatrist -- which should I see?updated: Tue Feb 01 2011 10:17:00

How do you know if you need a psychologist vs. a psychiatrist? When people say they have had a nervous breakdown, what is that? It isn't a specific diagnosis -- so how do they know what a nervous breakdown really is? Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab - Really!updated: Sun Jan 30 2011 19:49:00

"Bombarded by every rehab in the country, he has been deciding where to go," PEOPLE learns

Military making strides against combat stress, Navy psychiatrist saysupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 21:33:00

U.S. military doctors are making new progress against a dangerous foe in Afghanistan, combat stress, the military said Thursday.

FDA mulls future of electroshock therapyupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 17:40:00

Electroshock therapy today bears little resemblance to its lurid depictions in Hollywood dramas like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Study finds no rise in post-abortion mental issuesupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 17:29:00

As if deciding how to handle an unplanned pregnancy wasn't stressful enough, several studies in recent years have suggested that young women who have an abortion may be at increased risk of mental health problems afterward.

Don't overeat like Oprahupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 12:40:00

Just like the rest of us, Oprah Winfrey has her dark moments.

Army to implement new mental health screening proceduresupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 12:55:00

The U.S. Army hopes it can do a better job of preventing mental health problems in the ranks with more aggressive screening of troops -- before they ship out to a war zone.

Antidepressant may cool hot flashesupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:31:00

The antidepressant Lexapro (escitalopram) may reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes, the bouts of sweating and overheating that are an uncomfortable fact of life for many menopausal women, a new government-funded study suggests.

Study ties gaming & mental health issuesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 10:20:00

A new study links video game addiction to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and poor grades.

Help the mentally ill get helpupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 07:13:00

The shooting Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, demonstrates once again that mental health systems in the United States are seriously flawed and, as a result of continuing budget cuts, are becoming even less comprehensive and effective.

Moment of silence at site of AZ shootingupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 07:13:00

The store that was the site of a mass shooting in Tuscon, Arizona reopens, paying tribute to the six lives lost there.

Could the system have prevented rampage?updated: Tue Jan 11 2011 05:51:00

The rampage shooting in Arizona is another anguishing reminder that mental health is the weakest link in our ailing health care system.

If you have S.A.D., you're hibernatingupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 10:42:00

"Ask the Doc" explores seasonal affective disorder and finds that many artists,poets and composers have the disorder.

SAD: When seasons change how you feelupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 10:42:00

By 10 a.m. every day during the winters, Rachelle Strauss felt like she could go back to bed. She used to be a morning person, but that all changed about 10 years ago when she started to feel exhausted as the darkest days dragged on.

On antidepressants, why the jaw pain?updated: Tue Dec 28 2010 09:45:00

I have been on antidepressants for many years and have taken almost every kind of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. One side effect I developed is temporomandibular joint disease symptoms and tinnitus. I also recently have been diagnosed with attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. All of these medications aggravate my TMJ. The only medication that has helped me in the past is Valium. I am now taking clonazepam with less effectiveness. How common are TMJ symptoms and tinnitus with both of these medications? Any suggestions on how can I get relief for my jaw pain and ringing in my ears?

Lindsay Lohan 'called 911' in rehab incident, lawyer saysupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 14:25:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan called 911 to ask for police help during an "incident" at the Betty Ford Center, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Are mood swings, extreme sleeping signs of depression?updated: Tue Dec 07 2010 08:39:00

I would like to know what you recommend for a person that believes he or she is suffering from depression. There are mood swings, and extreme sleeping, and just thoughts of being lonely, and that no one cares. Is this depression?

Inside one boy's anorexia: 'How can I burn the most calories?'updated: Fri Dec 03 2010 09:06:00

In class, Eric Ostendorf fidgeted in his seat and constantly kicked his knees up for exercise. He'd ask to go to the restroom, where he would do 45 chin-ups using the bar between the stall walls.

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