| Apr 13, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Are you still singing the blues, even though winter is over and spring should make you feel better? With gray skies, more rain and flooding, that would not be surprising.
If you are one of those people who does not have chronic depression or an...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2010
If "'Tis the season to be jolly'" isn't quite resonating with you, it's possible you're experiencing symptoms of a winter-related form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms can appear as early as August and as late as January,...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 8:32 AM
The following article was submitted by Dr. Wayne J. Reynolds, D.O., a family practice physician with Gloucester Medical Associates.
Don't be caught SAD It's the hap-happiest season of all, but not for everyone. Could the stress, unrealistic...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 5:43 AM
This is the winter of Ruth Murphy's discontent.
With month after month of snow, ice and frigid temperatures, the 75-year-old woman is having trouble staying positive.
But it wasn't always that way.
There was a time when Murphy enjoyed brisk...
| 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...
| 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...