Tag Archives: Depression

10 of the best foods to eat to fight depression – from fish to fruit

When Professor Felice Jacka first began studying the effects of diet on mental health back in 2005, people thought she was, well, a bit mad. “Suggesting what we eat might ­influence how we feel was, to many, the domain of hippie-trippy, non-evidence-based belief rather than real medicine,” says the Australian. “Many seemed to have a… Read More »

Helping a Friend Through Depression

—As an advocate around mental health and, particularly, depression, I often get asked the question of how one can support a friend or family member who is struggling with depression. Actually, I had no idea how to answer that question when I was in the midst of my own major depression. I had invited two… Read More »

Increased Identification of Women with Perinatal Depression, But Still Room for Improvement

Over the last decade, public awareness of the mental health challenges women face has grown tremendously, and we can say with certainty that we have succeeded in putting this important topic firmly on the medical map.  Still, the field of women’s mental health faces important challenges. How can we best serve women and the clinicians… Read More »