| Dec 2, 2010
Q. My mom is starting to show signs of dementia and is embarrassed about her forgetfulness. How can I make the holidays more enjoyable for all of us? Holidays provoke memories, which can be especially powerful in the later years of life. Older people...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 5:46 AM
SOUTH BEND — As the snow continues piling up outside, people suffering from the "winter blues" could potentially benefit from a new indoor sanctuary, of sorts, at Memorial Hospital.
Memorial's Health Discovery Center, which is on the sixth floor at...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:28 AM
Are you SAD? Join us at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26, for our live Web chat on Seasonal Affective Disorder and depression. When daylight hours are short, a type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder can kick in.
Here's your chance to ask...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 3:58 PM
The third Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year.
Some say the research, conducted by a British researcher from Cardiff University, is bogus, and developed to increase business with travel agencies. Jared Skillings, Phd...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:44 AM
When psychiatrists diagnose mental illness, they turn to an unwieldy book called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM for short.
First published in 1952, the tome also is used as a standard by researchers, the health...
| Nov 2, 2011
That extra hour of sleep that comes with the end of daylight saving time Sunday will feel like a blessing to many adults.
But for parents of youngsters who are up at 6 a.m. because they think it's still really 7 a.m., and for folks with sleep...
| Nov 21, 2011
You may have noticed the days are getting shorter. You may also have noticed that you are feeling sluggish and grouchy. It may not be a coincidence. Around this time of year when the days are shorter, many people find themselves suffering from the...
| Dec 21, 2011
For most people it's just another gloomy north Texas day--but for Teresa Miller those grey skies can make her blue
"Sad, depressed, feeling of crying, loss of interest in doing activities,” Teresa explained. “Pretty much you just don't want...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:46 AM
He thought it was the doldrums. But it seemed to happen every fall, when the quick summer of sunlight was replaced with the slow-motion months of boring gray.
The landscape was brown, the trees were bare and darkness appeared early.
| Feb 24, 2012
| 10:02 AM
This has been a mild winter, but Somerset County has still seen a lot of gray days.
In winter this region averages about 28 days a month that have more than 50 percent cloud cover. Those dark, dreary days can provoke seasonal affective disorder (SAD), an...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Confession: I hate Valentine’s Day.
But I bet I’m not alone.
For the first 26 years of my life I dreaded Valentine’s Day. Every February 14 served as a reminder that no one wanted to date me.
I couldn’t stand going to...