| Apr 13, 2009
About a year ago, patients began trooping into the office of UCLA psychiatrist Andrew Leuchter, asking whether an antipsychotic drug called Abilify "might be right for them." Few appeared to be delusional, plagued by hallucinations or suffering fearsome...
| Dec 8, 2009
Antidepressant medications taken by roughly 7% of American adults cause profound personality changes in many patients with depression, far beyond simply lifting the veil of sadness, a study has found.
Researchers saw strong drops in neuroticism and...
| Sep 1, 2009
When Gaetano Vaccaro meets with depressed patients at Moonview Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California, he sometimes moves part of the session outside, taking a walk while talking. The result: "People's state of mind can shift."
Depression can spawn a...
| Nov 17, 2008
Healing an injured or poorly functioning heart requires attention to a patient's mental well-being as well as to his or her physical health -- so much so that in October, the American Heart Assn. recommended that doctors screen all heart patients for...
| Apr 14, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've suffered from depression all my life but wasn't diagnosed until my late 20s. I feel as though my daughter, who is 12, is showing signs of depression, but I'm not sure. What can I do to help her? Is it possible for someone so young...