In: depression

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 1: Acceptance and Willingness
April 13, 2016

I recently attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where I offered a two-hour workshop on Acceptance…

Read More
Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology
February 8, 2016

The wonderful thing about having two blogs (www.moodsurfing.com and www.gatewaypsychiatric.com) is that there are two sets of readers for the articles…

Read More
Depression Screening Recommended
February 3, 2016

Although it seems like nothing more than common sense, we were very pleased to see that the United States Preventive Services Task…

Read More
Antidepressants in Pregnancy and Autism
January 22, 2016

Antidepressants in Pregnancy: Is Excess Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder Believable? Journal Watch Psychiatry editor, Allison Bryant, MD, MPH, reviewed a recent…

Read More
Mood Charting for Complicated Problems
December 3, 2015

Mood Charting for Complicated Problems Lucy is a single woman who is a professor of anthropology at a local university. She is in her late…

Read More
Bright Light for Non-Seasonal Depression
November 23, 2015

Bright light may work for non-seasonal depression. This is the conclusion of a study published in the prestigious psychiatric journal JAMA…

Read More
Fish Oil for Depression
November 18, 2015

Is fish oil effective for treating depression? Just this past week a new patient in my practice asked me that question…

Read More
S-Adenosyl-Methionine Update
November 8, 2015

SAM-e S-adenosylmethionine, or SAM-e for short, is one of the few nutritional supplements that has good clinical research to support its safety…

Read More
Self Injury is the 8th Leading Cause of Death
September 20, 2015

An article just published online in the prestigious journal JAMA Psychiatry makes us drawn case that our fascination with trying to…

Read More
St. John’s Wort for Depression
August 5, 2015

A recently published study raises questions about whether the natural supplement St. John’s wort is actually associated with fewer adverse effects…

Read More
Prefrontal Cortex and Limbic System
June 30, 2015

A very bright young man who has a great potential as the therapist but who is wrestled with chronic depression for years…

Read More
Bipolar Depression Webinar
June 11, 2015

Bipolar Depression with Dr. Peter Forster and Dr. Kelsey Schraufnagel Please join us for a Webinar on June 24th, 2015 at…

Read More
Herd Instinct in Humans
May 30, 2015

Herd Instinct in Humans: The Source of Anxiety and Depression? Jeffrey Kahn has written a fascinating book (Angst: Origins of Anxiety…

Read More
Facebook Causes Depression
May 26, 2015

How Can Facebook Usage Cause Depression? Today, social technology is commonplace. It’s practically unavoidable, and we rarely think of it as…

Read More
Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

Read More
Romance and Depression
April 4, 2015

Jack is a delightful older gentleman who loves sailing and beautiful women, but who has also been wrestling with depression for…

Read More
Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

Read More
Chronotherapy for Depression
March 16, 2015

Chronotherapy for depression was recently shown to be effective in a fairly large and well designed study from New Zealand. What…

Read More
Travel and Mood
February 15, 2015

Travel and mood are very much related. Often a trip is associated with a significant change in mood. This can be…

Read More
Clutter Stress Depression
January 17, 2015

My post about getting things done sparked a lively interest and a bit of controversy. One of the careful readers of…

Read More
%d bloggers like this: