Antidepressants Library

  • Taking Antidepressants: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting, Staying On, and Safely Quitting
    There are many myths and little information about taking antidepressants. There’s also no shortage of horror stories on the Internet from patients who’ve experienced a slew of serious health concerns. Then, there are the sensationalist ...
  • Depression’s Links to Heart Disease
    Persistent depressive symptoms are common after angina, heart attack, or other heart problems. Depressive symptoms also are thought to increase the risk of further heart problems and mortality. Dr. Michael Rapp from St. Hedwig's Hospital, Berlin, and ...
  • Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression
    Antidepressants are the most commonly prescribed class of medication in the United States. But Dr. James S. Gordon questions the use of drugs to treat depression: This book will challenge the prevailing “medical model” of depression ...
  • Depression For Dummies: A Reference For The Rest Of Us
    Laura L. Smith, Ph.D. and Charles H. Elliott, Ph.D. have a hit on their hands with the easy-to-understand guide to everything you ever wanted to know about depression but were afraid to ask, Depression for ...
  • Conquering Depression in the Golden Years
    Chances are, at some point, you or someone you know will encounter a friend or family member who is a senior and struggling with or exhibiting signs of depression.  This is an illness that is ...
  • The Depression Cure
    Upon reading Stephan Ilardi’s book The Depression Cure, a quote from Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club continued to pop up in my mind. In one chapter, a character by the name of Tyler Durden explains ...
  • After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity
    As mental illness becomes less stigmatized, many individuals are coming out and sharing their experiences with a variety of disorders. The majority of books published on the topic are personal accounts of their struggles. Susan ...
  • Depression Is Contagious
    Essentially a self-help book for ordinary people who may be looking for ways to overcome depression, Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.'s Depression Is Contagious also offers those in the mental health world practical tools for their ...
  • An Overview of Depression and Money Issues
    Being in debt, broke, and unemployed can lead to depression but the converse is also true: Depression can precipitate financial meltdown. There is ...
  • Depression and Alcoholism: Five Tips for Recovery
    Alcoholics go through a period of grieving when they give up drinking. For those dually-diagnosed with alcoholism and depression, the grief over ...
  • Depression and Teenage Identity Building
    One day of high school, I distinctly remember realizing that I had more friends who were taking some form of psychiatric medication than friends ...
  • Depression Myths and Facts Demystified
    Almost 15 million Americans suffer from clinical depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression is also the leading cause of ...
  • Three Faces of Depression
    Is depression a single thing? It seems to me that depression has many faces. One of the fascinating segments of my job as a private tutor ...
  • Treating Depression and Physical Illness
    People with physical illness are at an increased risk of depression, which is linked with a worse prognosis and reduced adherence to ...
  • Depression Treatment in Tough Economic Times
    One of the most difficult things about depression treatment is the cost. It isn’t any more expensive than medical treatment, but it ...
  • Exercise and Depression in Pregnancy and Beyond
    Research suggests that exercise can have a moderating influence on the risk of depression in pregnancy as well as in the postpartum period. A lack of exercise during pregnancy has been associated with a higher ...
  • Pregnancy and Psychotropic Medications
    Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with long-term mental disorders. While mental illness is common among women of childbearing age, it ...
  • The Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health
    People with depression often have worse physical health, as well as worse self-perceived health, than those without depression. Depression and other physical health conditions have separate but additive effects on well-being. For example, the combination ...
  • Coping with Antidepressant Side Effects
    All types of antidepressants can cause some side effects. The most common problems are sleepiness, dry mouth, constipation, nausea and sexual problems. Some people react badly to antidepressants; in others side effects can be quite ...
  • Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder
    Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder, or IEED, is a condition in which a person experiences uncontrollable episodes of emotional expression. That is, they have episodes of crying, laughter, or anger that are not in line ...
  • Taking Medication: 16 Ways to Become a Smart Self-Advocate
    When we walk into the doctor’s office, for many of us, the scenario looks like this: We list off our symptoms, the doctor asks a few questions, writes out a prescription and we go on ...
  • Another Antidepressant Journey
    Today I have spent a lot of time on the phone with both a nurse and my psychiatrist. Our big topic of the day? How to get me off Celexa. I started ...
  • About Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
    Clinical depression can sometimes be difficult to treat. When a person has tried multiple types of treatment options to treat their depression (sometimes even with multiple professionals) over the course of months or even ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet
    All of us experience changes in our moods. Some days we might feel irritable and frustrated; other days, we’re happy and excited. However, individuals with bipolar disorder experience severe mood swings that impair their ...
  • My First Trip to the Psychiatrist
    It seems that life is made up of a lot of different “firsts.” The first time you leave home, the first time you have sex, the first full-time job you accept, your first apartment, ...