Latest Articles by Sagar V. Parikh, M.D.
How Mood Disorders Affect Your Body
Depression and anxiety affect not only the mind but also the whole body, including the digestive system and the heart. Here’s what to know.
Tweaking a Treatment Approach for OCD
Letting people with obsessive-compulsive disorder decide when to give up “safety behaviors” may be more effective than letting a therapist make the decision.
Who Is Most Likely to Experience Anxiety?
The prevalence of anxiety disorders varies among people of different ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. Who is at highest risk?
Older Adults Can Have Eating Disorders Too
Although eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are most common in young women, they also can develop later in life and may last for decades.
Is It Grief or Depression?
Although grief and depression may both entail feeling sad, they are different. Grief is generally temporary; depression is more persistent.
Depression Can Take a Toll on Your Body
Depression clearly has a harmful effect on physical health, although the biological reasons for the link between body and mind are unclear.
Depression in Older Adults Often Undiagnosed
An estimated 6.5 million of the nation’s 35 million people age 65 and older suffer from major depression.