Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

CDC maps on depression & anxiety...

...plus anxiety & depression connections to Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Asthma, etcetera.

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsBRFSSDepressionAnxiety/

Thursday, April 22, 2010

books

fine fine books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=W9jiMO2uVYcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=in+the+realm+of+hungry+ghosts&source=bl&ots=ZPs96njw7i&sig=rvxoR1lKWv8HZ6NDJ26rRXX_Fv0&hl=en&ei=y3bQS4GABofasQPuu5j1Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q&f=false">In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate


http://books.google.com/books?id=ZmP1q4xFxYUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=anatomy+of+hope&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false">The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness by Jerome Groopman

Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry
http://books.google.com/books?id=8VaYF8pIPxgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=edward+shorter+before+prozac&source=bl&ots=rzXNQFRn9k&sig=FsBIN2508y8P4YeNUJx7nfk0a6U&hl=en&ei=ZYbSS9WfOIGOtAPqxtCCCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Loss of Sadness

http://books.google.com/books?id=oWmtN3wSJmoC&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Loss+of+Sadness:+How+Psychiatry+Transformed+Normal+Sorrow+into+Depressive+Disorder+by+Allan+V.+Horwitz&source=bl&ots=8sl_0BUYOH&sig=Yoc9sadi8FmyL3vkn_AP1sMaCFI&hl=en&ei=25HSS6yJCIHStgP_kf2EAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

DSM

a simple semi-diagnostic self-test for major DSM categories:
http://doyouneedtherapy.com/

easy to find categories with lists and quick symptoms
http://allpsych.com/disorders/index.html

DSM full index
http://www.psychnet-uk.com/dsm_iv/dsm_iv_index.htm

the numbers of those officially diagnosed:
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml

a critique of many aspects of the DSM

http://www.zurinstitute.com/dsmcritique.html

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Depression - Fishbowl articles

"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Andrew Solomon.
It's a great article that got blown up into his National Book Award-winning book Noonday Demon.

"Manufacturing Depression" (from Harper's) isn't readily online, but an article that covers some of the material can be found at: by Louis Menand about Gary Greenberg and had some amazing insights both emic-ally and etic-ally.

And...
a review of Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon.

and something by Andrew Solomon that came out about the same time as Noonday Demon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Depression

From our discussions in class, I was reminded of this interview with the author of Healing through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair
http://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/385/through_a_glass_darkly?print=all

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Beautiful Mind

Beautiful Minds Can Be Reclaimed, op-ed in the New York Times reveals how many folks afflicted with schizophrenia recover and/or function well

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/03/10/opinion/beautiful-minds-can-be-reclaimed.html?pagewanted=1

Schizophrenia - Elyn Saks

Apparently Elyn Saks has done some fine reporting of how schizophrenia has affected her life. Her book is called The Center Cannot Hold.
http://www.schizophrenia.com/sznews/archives/005436.html

Friday, April 2, 2010