Is There A Surgical Cure For Depression?

For ten years, Sheila Cook suffered debilitating depression that didn't respond to medication or even electroshock therapy. But now a new surgery has given her relief. » 1/25/11 10:48am 1/25/11 10:48am

How To Find A Therapist

"Get counseling" is every advice columnist's go-to line — but it's a lot easier said than done. Today, we offer some tips on how to find a therapist — and how to afford one. » 12/01/10 5:04pm 12/01/10 5:04pm

Five Mental Illnesses That Are Now Obsolete

When the DSM-5 goes live in 2012, five personality disorders likely won't make the cut. After the jump, find out which mental illnesses are going the way of the dodo. » 11/30/10 5:27pm 11/30/10 5:27pm

Preschool Depression Is The Saddest Illness Ever

"Preschool depression" sound like a term created just to piss off psychiatry skeptics — but clinicians argue that it's real. And descriptions of the condition are some of the saddest things you'll ever read. » 8/27/10 2:00pm 8/27/10 2:00pm

How Depression Harms Low-Income Moms And Babies

Over half of babies born in poverty have depressed moms, and these moms rarely get treatment — revealing yet again that one of the groups most in need of mental health services is least likely to receive them. » 8/26/10 9:30am 8/26/10 9:30am

Science Connects Mental Illness And Creativity

Researchers have found that a key brain system is similar in creative, mentally healthy people and people with schizophrenia, bolstering the notion that the factors that contribute to mental illness may also confer benefits. » 5/18/10 2:00pm 5/18/10 2:00pm

"Wisdom Isn’t Cheap, And We Pay For It With Pain:" Can Depression Help…

The idea that depression is useful isn't new, but this Sunday's Times Magazine advances a fascinating and controversial hypothesis: that it might actually help us analyze our lives. » 3/01/10 3:00pm 3/01/10 3:00pm