'Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come': How Introverts Can Triumph Over Social Anxiety
Jessica Pan's new memoir offers a glimpse at a better world—one where we're open to meaningful interactions, rather than stuck in isolation.
As Graduate School Costs Skyrocket, the Student-Debt Problem Is Getting Worse
Universities are increasingly turning to graduate programs to balance their books. Students are shouldering the costs.
When Older Americans With Depression and Dementia Have Access to Firearms
A new study finds that older Americans with risk factors for harming themselves or others don't seem to be any less likely to have access to firearms than anyone else their age.
Two Months in Hell: How I Left My Antidepressant Behind
Getting off my antidepressant was hell. I'm not alone—and the pharmaceutical industry isn't helping.
The FDA Just Approved the First-Ever Drug for Postpartum Depression. Who Will Be Able to Afford It?
Women with lower socioeconomic status are among those at a higher risk for developing postpartum depression—and the new treatment is estimated to cost $34,000 per patient.
A New Drug for Severe Depression Could Make Treatment More Accessible
Scientists have studied the potential for ketamine to treat severe depression for years, but this is the first time the FDA has indicated its use as an antidepressant.
Teens See Depression and Anxiety as the Biggest Problem Among Their Peers
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows 70 percent of teens see depression and anxiety as a major problem among their peers.
Discomfort With Multiculturalism Linked to Despair
New research points to a possible precursor to America's suicide and opioid epidemics.
How I Discovered My Depression—and Began to Confront It
With suicide rising among undiagnosed American depressives, I recognized it was time to admit I needed help.
More Evidence That Abortion Does Not Cause Depression
A common talking point among anti-abortion activists is debunked.
Why Aren't We Talking About Postpartum Mood Disorders in Immigrant Women?
A variety of factors, including shallow community networks and language barriers, can compound the effects of postpartum mood disorders among immigrant women. Yet the research still falls startlingly behind.
How Can We Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Before Tragedy Occurs, Instead of After?
Laura's Law could provide a middle ground between the old norm of total institutionalization and the new one of total abandonment. But the statute is struggling to reconcile forestalling tragedies with patients' rights.
Spreading Healthy Moods Through Adolescents' Social Networks
British researchers report surrounding yourself with emotionally healthy friends is an effective way to avoid—or recover from—depression.