Getting Help

Q. Where should a person go for help? If you think you might need help, see your internist or general practitioner and explain your situation. Sometimes an actual physical illness can cause depression-like symptoms so …

Medication

Q. Do certain drugs work best with certain depressive illnesses? What are the guidelines for choosing a drug? here are very few kinds of depression for which there are specific antidepressant treatments. When it comes …

Internet Resources

 Q. What are some electronic resources on the internet related to depression? This list is a shortened version of one compiled and maintained by Sylvia Caras. It is posted periodically to ThisIsCrazy-L (see below for …

Lindsey Sherdell

Graduate Student Lindsey Sherdell was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in English and Psychology. She is currently a third-year graduate student in the Mood …

Arkadiy Maksimovskiy

Project Coordinator Arkadiy was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved with his family to Bronx, New York when he was 9 years old. He attended Hampshire College where he studied film and Cornell University, …

Substance Abuse

Q. May I drink alcohol while taking antidepressants? There are a number of problems with the mixture of alcohol and antidepressants. First, antidepressants may make you especially susceptible to the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Second, …

Rachel Weisenburger

Rachel grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in the Comparative History of Ideas in 2017. During her time at …

Anson Whitmer

Postdoctoral Fellow Anson Whitmer received a joint Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience in 2009 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The primary goal of his research is to elucidate the cognitive and neural …