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 …

Symptoms of Depression

What are the typical symptoms of depression? A depressive disorder is a “whole-body” illness, involving your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and …

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 …

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 …

Melissa Henry

Project Coordinator Melissa Henry graduated from the University of California at Davis in June of 2002. After graduating she spent four years as a post-graduate researcher studying neurodevelopmental disorders in children at UC Davis and …

Matthew Sacchet

Graduate Student Matthew Sacchet is a doctoral candidate in the Stanford Neurosciences Program where he primarily works with Professor Ian Gotlib. The objective of Matthew’s research is to understand neural properties of Major Depression and …

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, …