Posts Tagged ‘depression’

What’s Limerence Got to Do With It?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit

Kristine-Keller How a shattered heart could lead to a debilitating aftermath by Kristine Keller These days, when a flame sputters and fades out, we’ve got an armful of friends ready to peel us off the floor with the margarita blender, limes and coconuts. You’ll do the proverbial dance around the blender while Jose Cuervo wafts through [&hellip
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A Lift From the Doldrums

Written by NY Press on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown

nme94-COn20FcW2Ak-hd By Kristine Keller How Seasonal Affective Disorder could put a damper on the holiday spirit Like the planets orbit the sun, our lives spin around the seasons. These subdivisions of the year do more than signal us when it’s time to whip out our Mackage coats and begin fireside chats with friends over which artist [&hellip
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Helping the Brain Grow

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Science of the mind and its implications for the treat-ment of emotional disorders By Lucy Barish Until about 15 years ago, scientists believed humans were born with all the brain cells (neurons) they would ever have. However, with new methods in brain imaging, they have learned that the brain does, indeed, grow. This is called [&hellip
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Decriminalized: Q&A with Former High Times Editor Robert Stratton

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

backforth Richard Stratton, the former editor of High Times magazine, knows a thing or two about marijuana. Not only has he written in depth about the subject, he also spent years as a drug smuggler, moving millions of dollars of the product—a path that ultimately landed him a 25-year sentence, of which he served eight. Since [&hellip
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A Blue Christmas?

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Psychoanalyst Dr. Robert Schwalbe knows that when the Christmas carols start playing, the phone starts ringing. The doctor, who specializes in treating men at his Upper East Side practice, said that much like a retailer, the holidays have become his busiest season. “My practice booms at this time of year,” he said, estimating that he [&hellip
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Let the Light In

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While high-rise living is quintessential to urban life, it may also be limiting exposure to natural light for people living in a 12-story apartment—especially early morning light—and making those tenanats more susceptible to Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD, also known as seasonal depression or winter depression, begins affecting people in late fall and can last through [&hellip
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Simply Happy

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Maybe we’ve been wrong about depression. Maybe it’s not simply a biochemical malfunction best corrected by a Prozac prescription or a psychological malady requiring soul-baring confessions to a therapist. Maybe, says Stephen S. Ilardi, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, what’s darkening our lives is the way we actually live. “There’s [&hellip
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