Oumou Sangaré, the Malian legend who is known as “the Songbird of Wassoulou” and has spent her life advocating for feminist rights, has released her first original song and video in eight years. Called “Yere Faga” and featuring former Fela Kuti bandleader Tony Allen, its message is for those of us suffering from…
How did a Massachusetts woman end up with two electrodes implanted into her brain? Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps? How did we get to deep brain…
A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry launched a thousand ominous articles reporting a confirmed link between depression and hormonal birth control. The finding lends credence to prior research, the side effects section on most prescription birth controls, and years of women’s anecdotal complaints. But most of…
In a lengthy note on Facebook, Kid Cudi writes that he has checked himself into rehab for treatment for depression and suicidal urges.
The first female district attorney of Dallas, Texas has resigned, after two years in office that were plagued with controversy over her mental health struggles and what her critics called “erratic” behavior. Susan Hawk sought treatment and was hospitalized for long periods on three different occasions for depression;…
Our world is crumbling, and thanks to the “miracle” of technology, we now face infinite exposure to just how bad it is. With the 2016 election in full swing—#ImWithHer, #CrookedHillary, #DeleteYourAccount, #Sad!—I, personally, am glued to a stream of morbid news, memes and really shitty Trump tweets.
Eleni Pinnow wrote an obituary after the death of her sister Aletha Meyer Pinnow on February 20. In Eleni’s words, Aletha died “from depression and suicide.” The obituary quickly went viral, because people were touched by Eleni’s message: Aletha was so much more than her pain.
When I was growing up, there was nothing better than when school was canceled for a snow day. It didn’t just mean no school; it was bigger than that. Snow was the universe’s way of saying, “Shhh, no more human activities, no cars, hush now, earth, settle down.” Snow just kindly smothers the world at large, isolating…
The United States Preventative Services Task Force—an influential panel of experts in primary care and preventative medicine—recommended on Tuesday that women should be screened for depression during and after pregnancy, the New York Times reports.
When I told the woman at the hotel check-in desk what I’d come for, I almost whispered it out of shame.
FXX sitcom You’re The Worst has been often celebrated for being the anti-romcom. And while the genre has seeped its way into sitcoms via shows like How I Met Your Mother, New Girl and The Mindy Project, the way Worst acts in opposition to them is much less “anti,” and more about refusing to put a veil over the sheer…
A new report by the New York City Department of Health and the Mayor’s Office says that 1 in 5 New Yorkers have a mental health disorder. I will tell you all about the study as soon as I am finally able to get out of bed.
Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem distant. They may feel like they’re a burden or close themselves off. None of that means your relationship is the problem. You two can tackle this together. Here’s how.
One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. These drugs have been shown to work in some patients, but their design is based on a so-called “chemical imbalance” theory of depression that is incomplete, at best.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.