“I had a distinctive time to be sad and not have grief take over my life.” Read the full article for VICE.
What if aspirin sometimes made your head throb more, cough syrup started you hacking, or antacids churned up your heartburn? At least one medicine can have nearly the opposite of their intended effect—SSRIs, a common type of antidepressants. In certain cases, these drugs actually increase the chances you’ll want to hurt yourself. Read the full article on Shape.com.
Misdiagnoses are more common than you think—here’s how to make sure you’re receiving the right care from your physician. Read the full article on Shape.com.
Whether they come through a public service campaign or a pharmaceutical commercial, messages about depression always end the same: Talk to your doctor. But new research begs the question of whether or not that works. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Sure, you’ll cut down on visits to the feminine hygiene aisle in the drug store. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers offer another, more compelling reason to eagerly await the permanent departure of your monthly visitor: Your mood may lift, too. Read the full article in Prevention News.
Chew on this: Gum could help ease some symptoms of depression, according to a new study in the journal Appetite. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
While your emotions may be invisible to the world’s most advanced medical technology, they still impact your health just as much as your flesh-and-blood organs do. Consider this article to be the kind of anatomy class your doctor never had in medical school. You’ll learn the connection between anger and back pain, loneliness and high blood pressure, anxiety and dementia—and how to snuff out the fuse on even your most explosive emotions. Read the full article in Men’s Health or on NBCNews.com.