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Meirav Devash

Meirav Devash

Wellness Writer

Meirav Devash is a writer, editor, content strategist and consultant, and beauty & wellness expert, reporting on everything from cannabis trends and goth fitness to eyeball makeovers. She’s written for the New York Times, Allure, Women’s Health, InStyle, Self, Goop, New York Observer, CNN, and more.

Latest by Meirav Devash

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What Every Arthritis Patient Needs to Know About Cannabis

For people with arthritis pain, medical marijuana can bring relief without the side effects caused by traditional treatments. But it’s still not legal everywhere—yet.

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10 Things You'd Rather Be Doing Than Dealing With Psoriasis

Imagine not having to give up an hour a day to take care of your skin condition. How would you spend that time?

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A Dozen Things to Do When You’re Self-Isolating

Stuck inside with nothing but your freaked-out thoughts to keep you company? Try these strategies instead.

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Medication

Let's Talk About Depression Medication

Antidepressants and other depression-fighting meds are thought to help restore the balance of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain. Understanding your options and figuring out which drugs work best for you can be a game-changer for easing depression.

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Chronic Life

Let's Talk About Chronic Depression

Learning what makes this type of long-term depression unique can help alleviate self-blame—no, you’re not just “negative”—and help you stay focused till you find the best treatment.

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Symptoms

Let's Talk About Major Depressive Disorder

MDD is a sneaky sonofabitch. Depression likes to stealthily creep into your mind, gradually tanking your mood and harming your quality of life. Recognizing the warning signs—which can vary depending on your age—is the first step in getting the right support.

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Let's Talk About Depression Treatment

There are many approaches to treating depression. Understanding the options and figuring out which ones work best for you can help get your momentum going.

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Let's Talk About the Causes of Depression

Depression is vexing, in no short part because doctors are themselves confused about the exact causes. But science hasn't let us down completely! Learn what's been proven to be a factor and what might be—understanding the triggers will help you get the best treatment.

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Let's Talk About the Types of Depression

People often talk about depression like it's a single diagnosis, but did you know there are all kinds of types? Learning what makes them different can help you get the best diagnosis and treatment, so you can feel better faster.

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Let's Talk About the Link Between Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety are a notorious duo, often striking at the same time. Being depressed can make us more anxious, and anxiety can make us more depressed. Here’s what you need to know to break the cycle.