How 90’s Club Drug ‘Special K’ Ended Years of Suffering for One Woman (Video)

Chloe Evans visited her first psychiatrist’s office when she was only six years old. At age 15, she was diagnosed with clinical depression and over several years of trial and error took a dizzying series of antidepressants (Zoloft, Exfexor, Lamictal, Lexapro), but none provided enduring relief. Some, in fact, resulted in fits of rage and suicidal ideations. “Depression can feel …

How Toxic Masculinity Breeds Depression and Keeps Men From Seeking Help

Comedian Gary Gulman opens his heart-rending HBO special, “The Great Depresh,” with a full-throttle no holds barred admission — that he’s been on hiatus from comedy because of an ongoing battle with severe depression and anxiety. He then paints a harrowing — and brutally honest — picture of what the disease looks like:  “I was sleeping and crying [for 10 …

Is Trump Derangement Syndrome Real?

In a recent New York Times column, Michele Goldberg spoke with psychologists and psychiatrists about how fears of Donald Trump’s perceived shredding of democratic institutions and emboldening of bigotry are causing distress, coming up more and more in therapy sessions. She coined it “democracy grief.” What right-wing pundits call Trump derangement syndrome—insisting Trump’s critics are triggered into hyperbolic howlings at …

When Mental Health Gets Physical: Why This Doctor Is ‘Looking Under the Hood’ to Treat Patients

Mental health is by definition a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being, but don’t discount the physical body when trying to heal the mind. Dr. Will Cole, author of “The Inflammation Spectrum” and co-host of “The Goopfellas Podcast,” has been successfully studying his patients’ physiology to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health issues for …