| Nov 28, 2013
Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care.
About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va.
No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:02 PM
As a licensed marriage and family therapist and owner and clinical director of of Bayview Therapeutic Services, Dr. Kate Campbell has a motto. She’s committed to making a difference one relationship at a time. “I’ve been in this...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A year ago, Bernard Belisle was in a bad way. Pain throbbed in his legs all day, every day, and he was angry and irritable much of the time.
Then, he enrolled in a novel study on preventing depression in older adults at the University of Pittsburgh...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Stable Options LLC will be hosting a part-one certification training in the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Model of EAP and EAL at Hunting Ground Farm, 2002 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, from Oct. 10 to 12. Stable Options is owned by...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The topic isn’t one the NFL’s MVP considers often. So for a moment, Adrian Peterson nods and gives it deeper thought.
Jerome Felton, Toby Gerhart. Their paths to this point.
Tortuous. Complex. Often frustrating.
Just what is it really...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Religion may be good for the soul, but there's now evidence it's good for a healthy mind, too.
A study by researchers in Canada has discovered that regular attendance at religious services can provide "significant protection against depression" —...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Editor’s note: The Advocate-Messenger recently visited the Isaiah House, a Christian recovery program for men and women struggling with drug addictions and alcoholism. This is the second installment of a four-part series. All people interviewed...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A private high school caring for teens struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders and other mental health diagnoses has opened in Lake Bluff. Experts say it is one of the first of its kind in the region.
"I think there is a large population of...