A poem called “The Crabby Old Man” has made the rounds for years. It turns out the story behind the poem is not accurate, but it still contains a useful message. He may seem crabby, but the man is simply feeling lonely, isolated, invisible, and depressed.
During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
Feeling low? I think we all do from time to time. Research shows that exercise may help — whether you’re doing aerobic or resistance training.
In this Catching Health podcast, Jane Tholen talks about how antidepressants impacted her life, how she got off them, and what her life is like today.
Martin Baker, from England, and Fran Houston, from Maine, talk about their new book High Tide, Low Tide: A Caring Friend’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder.
A new study says birth control may cause depression. Many women say, ok, we already knew that. Read what’s important about the study.
Adaptive sports give new life to many people with a variety of disabilities. That includes wheelchair tennis, a program offered by Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation.
Guest post by Kath Bartlett, LAc, licensed acupuncturist and Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM Everyone wants to be happy and avoid suffering and pain. Our body’s nervous system hardwires us to pursue this attainment. So when anxiety, depression, stress or insomnia affect us, we understandably seek relief from our afflictions. Western medicine offers drug […]
How would you explain to your boss that you suffer from depression? Why would you even bother? It can be such a risk sharing with anybody, let alone your employer, that you have a mental illness. Even in this day and age the stigma against it is alive and well. Dr. Neil Korsen, Medical Director […]
“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus I long for summer. Yesterday it was relatively warm and the sun was shining. I could taste spring. I could imagine summer. If the sun ever came up this morning, I never noticed because the sky was […]