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'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

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10 Top Myths About Bipolar Disorder

There's a lot that's not understood about bipolar. Get the facts from someone who knows what it's really like to live with this form of mental illness.

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Are Antidepressants Overprescribed in Older Adults?

Results of a study conducted in Minnesota from 2005 to 2012 suggest antidepressant medications are overprescribed in older adults about 24 percent of the time.

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Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

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Antidepressants and Sex: What You Should Know

Are your antidepressants affecting your libido? Here’s what you can do about it.

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How to Lose the Antidepressant Weight Gain

Some research suggests that as many as 25 percent of those who take antidepressants gain significant weight. The solution? Specific dietary guidelines to make the brain increase its production of serotonin.

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How to Obtain Mental Health Services With Little Money and Insurance

Here’s a list of resources for gaining access to mental health services if money and insurance are limited.

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How Skin and Mood Are Linked

Did you know skin health is connected to our mood? Learn about the fascinating link between your skin, the nervous system, and mood disorders.

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Antidepressants That Cause the Least Weight Gain

Weight gain is unfairly a side effect of most antidepressants. But some seem to pack on the pounds much more than others. Learn about which drugs cause the least weight gain and other valuable information.

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The Latest Treatments for SAD

Insights from the doctor who first diagnosed SAD and the first to use light therapy to treat it.