The Gender Gap in Depression

Dr Rafael Euba | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Dr Rafael Euba

The reasons behind the female statistical excess in the depression statistics are probably very complex and not reducible to mere hormone imbalances.

This Well-Known Antidepressant Could Help Reverse Heart Failure

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A commonly-prescribed antidepressant could be used to effectively reverse heart failure. Scientists claim that a side effect of the drug, paroxetin...

I Took Antidepressants When I Was Breastfeeding, and When I Was Pregnant

Hayley Carter | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Carter

Here is the part that makes me want to climb inside the internet and destroy all those pages of ill-advised advice about the dangers of taking antidepressants if you are breastfeeding: You can take antidepressants when you are breastfeeding. I know, because I recently did it. And guess what? It turns out me and my baby are fine...

On the Pill - The Stigma of Depression and Antidepressants

Christian Talbot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

I gave it some thought for a week, reading up on the anti-depressants that the doctor suggested and finally made the decision to give them a go. And I'm glad I did. It's probably the best decision I've made in years. Within a few weeks I was feeling much much better. Again it's hard to explain but that feeling of anxiousness has eased significantly.

The Real Truth About Antidepressants

Rachel Kelly | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Kelly

The past 17 years has taught me that it's not beyond our own powers to help ourselves. For anyone who is suffering mild anxiety, feels sad and wonders if they are depressed (you are not: if you have clinical depression, you know) please try other sanity-saving approaches before you resort to antidepressants.

Some Young People Aren't Getting Any Help With Depression, Says Major Health Expert

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some children with depression and other mental health problems are getting no treatment at all, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists ha...

One of My Life's Primary Missions - To Help Other People Understand and Overcome Depression

Rob Delaney | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Delaney

I think it's important to explain that major depression is not even peripherally related to "sadness." Depression is the absence of emotion. I never cried during my darkest periods of depression. Crying would have been A HOLIDAY. It would have been F***ING CHRISTMAS. A fight or a feeling of anger would have been AN EASTER EGG HUNT AT DISNEYLAND.

The Pursuit of Happiness...

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Sad news this week of two City bankers who committed suicide, both in the prime of their lives. We have all visited that dark place where we have contemplated whether life continues to be worth living. Just this week, a friend send me a plaintive message that read something like this: 'life, job, love, all suck'.

Sleep Drug Modafinil Could Be Used To Treat Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Anti-depressants are not a one-size fits all solution for people with depression and for some, they aren't compatible at all. A new study gives fr...

Seeking a Light Beyond Depression

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

For a couple of weeks I'd taken snapshots of glorious dawn skies from my bedroom window and posted them on Facebook, to modest acclaim from a few fait...

Therapy or Medication for a Citalopram Nation?

Daniel Warner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

It saddens me that for many who don't have a support network or the finance to see a therapist, they will be handed a box of pills to chemically alter their mood or thoughts.

Antidepressants Linked To Weight Gain And Diabetes

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors should think twice when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of diabetes, research has claimed. A review by the University...

Creating Hope Out of Your Depression

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

When I told people I was going to go around the country and talk to dozens of people about their depression, the common response was "Oh, that sounds really depressing." But it was actually the opposite. The remarkable courage and creativity that people - dealing with depression and striving to get better - demonstrated, showed me the human spirit at its best.

Could Antidepressants Pose Risk To Heart Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Some antidepressants could pose a serious risk to heart health, research reveals. The UK government has already modified their guidelines for the ...

Antidepressants Prescribed For Mental Illness 'Too Easily' Warns Doctor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Mental illness has become the drug industry's golden goose, a GP claimed as he cautioned against over-use of antidepressants. Des Spence said the m...

The Debilitating Fear Of Pregnancy & Birth That Caused One Already Grieving Mother To Abort Her Baby | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A debilitating phobia of pregnancy and childbirth left an already bereaved mother with no choice other than to abort her second baby. Tokophobia a...

Driving Danger For Prozac Lovers

The Huffington Post | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Drugs prescribed to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia may increase patients' risk of being involved in motor vehicle accidents, according to a re...

Antidepressants - Can They Help? (Tom Cruise Doesn't Think So)

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

I very much doubt Tom Cruise will be reading this. If you are, Tom, I just like to say that I accept that trying to pacify the war of the worlds between Scientology and psychiatry is mission impossible. I know psychiatry has its shortcomings.

Can Antidepressants and Other Depression Cures Really Be Placebos?

Jamie Lewis | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Lewis

Irving Kirsh has been studying placebos for 36 years and says mere sugar pills can treat irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and Parkinson's disease - and now he says they've been curing all manner of mental health illnesses for years.

Wind Farm Leaves Christmas Tree Farmer On Prozac

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

A Christmas tree farmer who has seen the value of his land almost halve after a 22-turbine wind farm was built near by has become so depressed he has ...

Economic Hardship Sparks Leap In Antidepressant Precriptions

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Prescriptions for drugs such as antidepressants and sleeping pills have jumped 20% in just three years, according to new figures. Experts believe t...

Women Who Drink Coffee Are Less Likely To Be Depressed

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Coffee has hit the headlines again. Researchers from Harvard University found that women who drink four cups of coffee or more a day, are a fifth ...

Exercise As Effective As Second Medication In Treatment Of Depression

Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for those battling depression, according to new research. Researchers at the University of Texa...

Antidepressants: Wonder Pills or Just a Quick Fix?

Dan Roberts | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

As a therapist, I have worked with dozens of people suffering from depression. Many of these people have been - wrongly, in my view - prescribed antidepressants by their GP. And not just for depression: anxiety, paranoia, eating disorders, OCD, even insomnia are now routinely tackled with this powerful medication.