When Brides Get the Post-Wedding Blues

As if you needed more incentive to have a low-key wedding versus going on the fritz to art-direct the Best Day of Your Life ™, here you go: Brides who view their wedding as the end-all be-all of milestones are often super bummed when the giddiness of the champagne and shrimp puffs wears off. » 3/25/15 1:20pm Wednesday 1:20pm

Valiant Mom Fights Antidepressant Side Effects With Her 'OrgasmQuest'

The name OrgasmQuest sounds more like an adult board game or a point-and-click adventure from the '90s, but for Crista Anne, a sex-blogger and mom living with depression, it's a quest to find herself and her happiness with one self-induced orgasm a day. » 1/16/15 8:20pm 1/16/15 8:20pm

​Women Bosses Exhibit More Symptoms of Depression than Men

Being the boss requires a lot of responsibility and wielding that type of power is definitely a stressful gig, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, women in positions of authority displayed more depressive symptoms than their male counterparts. » 11/23/14 3:53pm 11/23/14 3:53pm

These Should Be the Best Days of Your Life

It would probably make it easier for you if I could pinpoint when this all started. I wish I could show you the date on a calendar, boldly marked with a red X, or find the place on a map. » 8/06/14 2:50pm 8/06/14 2:50pm

Can Botox Cure Depression?

This question occurred to Eric Finzi, when he was painting portraits from pictures of French women who were institutionalized in the 19th Century. He wondered if they'd be cured if their faces couldn't register their depressed emotions. Finzi used Botox to test this hypothesis in 2003 and 2006, to astonishing results. » 7/03/14 1:00pm 7/03/14 1:00pm

I Lead Inspirational Retreats… And I'm Struggling With Depression

I'm tired. I just spent a week leading a retreat with 22 women, and although I mostly love what I do, I found myself this week understanding, for the first time really, what it means to be emotionally exhausted. I'm awake and filled with gratitude, but I'm drained. How long can one person wear so many hats? Yoga… » 4/15/14 3:00pm 4/15/14 3:00pm

Perhaps You're Depressed Because Cats Keep Biting You

Bit of bummer for cat fanciers: After analyzing over a million health records, researchers have found that cat bites are disproportionately correlated with depression. This, right on the heels of the news that your fuzzywuzzykins' teeth are pretty much germ-coated needles. » 2/19/14 7:15pm 2/19/14 7:15pm

Mind To Paper: My Experience With Depression

There's something I've been trying to articulate for a long time. It's a feeling that's been there since I was small, when cognition began, when the depression first started. » 1/28/14 9:00pm 1/28/14 9:00pm

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Urban Outfitters' Not-So-Great 'Depression' Shirt Pulled From Stores

After public outcry, Urban Outfitters has stopped selling an inscrutable t-shirt that reads, simply, DEPRESSION, in big block letters, over and over again. Can't wait to see what those nose-tweaking corporate scamps do next! » 1/07/14 2:30pm 1/07/14 2:30pm

Life Hacks for The Depressed Amongst Us

Depression bites. The things that feed it, are often caused by it (I'm talking about a living area that's a fucking disaster to be specific). And a lot of the hints and tips people have for organizing and cleaning and so on are designed by and for people who aren't dealing with the added burden of mental illness. But… » 1/06/14 10:05pm 1/06/14 10:05pm

Well, This Is Sad: More Children Are Suffering From Depression

Back when I was in middle school, it usually took a day or two for rumors to fully circulate the school and threaten a child's reputation. By the time it was all said and done, a new target was usually honed in on and it was time to torment someone else. By contrast, kids today have it rough — rumors fly around… » 9/30/13 9:00pm 9/30/13 9:00pm

You're Gonna Get Sadder Until You're 50, and Then You're Gonna Get Happy

The Golden Girls didn't lie to us — getting older rules. (It's especially amazing if you have a outwardly-cruel-but-actually-sassy-n-supportive Italian ma, but that's totally not necessary.) (Also, staying sexually active probably doesn't hurt — but you knew that already, Blanche.) » 8/05/13 12:40pm 8/05/13 12:40pm

Advice for a White Lady Who Wants to Make Black Friends

Welcome to Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life. Got an issue and looking for guidance? Email friendzone@jezebel.com. » 7/24/13 1:10pm 7/24/13 1:10pm

Hyperbole and a Half Returns and Totally Nails It

Fans of the web comic/blog Hyperbole and a Half rejoiced Wednesday when the founder of the site put out a teaser saying she would post something new today. In it, Brosh included a drawing of an airplane and hyped that her next piece would be about depression. » 5/09/13 4:20pm 5/09/13 4:20pm

Dominus Vobiscum: Belief in God May Lead to More Treatable Depression

Suffering from depression? You might want to break out your Quran, your Torah, your Bible or whatever it is that gets you feeling spiritual, not because there's a God out there who can fix your problems, but because of a new study by the Harvard Medical School that shows people with a stronger belief in God have an… » 4/26/13 1:45pm 4/26/13 1:45pm

Ladies Be Moody: The Sad Sack Women of Anti-Depressant Commercials

Oh, Sepia Toned Lady Who Is Too Depressed to Look Out the Window! Ever since pharmaceutical companies got the go-ahead to market medication directly to consumers, she's been an advertising powerhouse. Sometimes she doesn't want to go camping. Sometimes she doesn't want to cook eggs. She never wants to play with the… » 3/21/13 3:20pm 3/21/13 3:20pm

Irritable and Exhausted? That's Just Motherhood. Or Do You Need Meds?

Back in the 1960s and '70s, the phrase "mother's little helper" was used for psychopharmacological drugs — barbiturates, usually; tranquilizers and sedatives prescribed to unhappy women. Today, the drugs have changed, but the issues remain the same, and one in every 10 Americans reports being depressed. And when… » 2/18/13 5:15pm 2/18/13 5:15pm