Tag Archives: Depression

Structured Days and Depression

I found, through experience, that while suffering from depression it was very important for me to have a schedule for the day. In the hopes of allowing a new medication to kick in, I took nine, unstructured days off of work. In hindsight, I think this was a terrible mistake for several reasons. I isolated… Read More »

Timing of Postpartum Depression Onset May Predict Symptom Pattern

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common and complicated illness, affecting about 15% of women in the perinatal period. Recent research from the PACT consortium (Postpartum Depression: Action Toward Causes and Treatment) has sought to classify the many potential subtypes of this heterogenous illness and has found emerging differences in time of onset, severity, comorbid anxiety,… Read More »

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%. They said the findings should act as a warning to families who saw cannabis… Read More »