Deborah Gray, Patient Expert

Deborah Gray wrote about depression as a Patient Expert for HealthCentral. She lived with undiagnosed clinical depression, both major episodes and dysthymia, from childhood through young adulthood. She was finally diagnosed at age 27, and since that time, her depression has been successfully managed with medication and psychotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions About Light Therapy

February is a time when Seasonal Affective Disorder or (SAD) is most prevalent. There have been a lot of questions about the effectiveness and logisitcs of light therapy to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here are some answers.
Deborah Gray

Resistance to Antidepressant Treatment

It may come as a surprise to anyone who’s read my writing to hear that I was reluctant to start antidepressant treatment for my depression. While I would not call myself "pro" medication, my life has been changed by antidepressants, and I ...
Deborah Gray

Taking a Vacation with Your ADHD Child (and Staying Sane)

Although children with ADHD may seem to be inherently anti-structure, they actually function best in a structured, familiar setting. But vacations and travel are all about getting away from the familiar - new places, new schedules, new people. As the ...
Deborah Gray

Graduation Depression: Preparing for Change

For high school and college seniors, this is an exciting time. So close to the finish line All that hard work is about to pay off with a diploma and a bright, shiny new future. Woo-hoo! It’s Miller Time. Okay, so what about when Miller Time’s over? T...
Deborah Gray

Depression and Nutritional Health

Last fall I started to feel that my antidepressant medication (Wellbutrin) wasn’t working. I had noticed that I hadn’t really been getting anything done around the house for a while, but things started to get worse. I started actually having depresse...
Deborah Gray