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Tropical depression Delta brings heavy rain and wind to the Gulf Coast

Tropical depression Delta brings heavy rain and wind to the Gulf Coast

Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening in southwest Louisiana, an area that was badly impacted by the Category 4 Hurricane Laura just six weeks ago. Delta hit the Louisiana shore in Cameron Parish’s Creole community as a Category 2 hurricane at 6:01 pm local time with 100-mph winds. (It has since been downgraded to a…
Can bite-sized sessions of therapy help kids struggling with depression?

Can bite-sized sessions of therapy help kids struggling with depression?

A child doesn’t know how to cope with her emotions, is depressed, and stays in bed all day. She could use some help from a psychological counselor: someone to teach her how to handle challenging thoughts and behaviors. But for parents, finding that help can be an ordeal. As it stands, the current system simply…
Anderson Cooper Confronts Marianne Williamson For Calling Depression A “Scam”

Anderson Cooper Confronts Marianne Williamson For Calling Depression A “Scam”

Antidepressants are prescribed, and often combined with therapy, to manage depression, which is a common condition that impacts millions of people every year, according to the American Addiction Centers. The World Health Organization notes that antidepressants are one means of treating depression, among many other options, such as structured therapy and behavioral actions and changes.…
Why a ketamine-like drug is being used to treat depression

Why a ketamine-like drug is being used to treat depression

The Food and Drug Administration in March approved a big pharma variant on the hallucinogenic club drug Special K for the treatment of depression. Yes, you read that right. Ketamine, which has long been used as an anesthetic, has increasingly been tried off-label by psychiatrists as a last-ditch effort to treat the 12 to 20…
There’s finally a drug for postpartum depression. Too bad it’s $34,000.

There’s finally a drug for postpartum depression. Too bad it’s $34,000.

About one in seven women who have a baby go on to experience the black cloud of postpartum depression. More intense and persistent than the “baby blues,” PPD, as it’s known, can strain a mom’s ability to care for herself and her new baby, flooding her with a paralyzing, “breathtaking sadness,” as one mom called…

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