Nina Barrett started independent bookstore Bookends and Beginnings in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, in 2014. Barrett, a journalist and author, was inspired in part by going to independent bookstores as a child, as well as a business savvy about the industry earned while“moonlighting on and off” within the bookstore world. After
When Vikram Patel first began to study mental health, he believed depression only existed in rich nations. But today, he is the single most influential figure in the growing global movement to treat mental illness in poor countries, especially the most common disorder, depression. In 1993, Patel, who was born
TRENTON, N.J. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics’ SAGE, -0.50% Zulresso, an IV drug given over 2½ days. In a company-funded study of new mothers with moderate or severe postpartum depression, half the
Science works best when scientists communicate with each other. That sounds obvious and with the myriad scientific conferences occurring these days might be supposed not an issue. But there are surprisingly a number of areas in which scientists exploring solutions to the same problem operate on completely parallel tracks. That
Priyanka Chopra has always walked to the beat of her own drum. But the actress says glorification of trolling has added “crazy pressure” on entertainers. She feels the increasing prevalence of trolling culture only leads to bullying and depression. “First of all, the pressure comes from people’s opinion and how
Award-winning hairdresser Trevor Sorbie has told how owning a dog has helped with his depression. The 69-year-old “little boy from Paisley” spoke of suffering with the condition as well as anxiety, throughout his life. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, he recalled how coverage of his private life drove
Feeling trapped behind a desk, a counter or on the factory floor does no favors for the mind. Now, research helps confirm that women with jobs that demand long hours may be more prone to depression. Researchers found that compared with women who worked a standard 40-hour week, those who were
With one in six Kiwi adults being diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their lives, coupled with this country’s tragically high suicide rate, depression is an issue we simply can’t afford to ignore. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what job you have, depression doesn’t discriminate.