Medication: An Interview with Andrew Solomon

What do you say to people who ask if you’ll eventually stop taking medication? “I say to people that they don’t expect a diabetic to stop taking insulin, or someone with a heart condition to stop taking blood thinners. I have a chronic, lifetime disease and the only responsible thing for me to do isContinue reading “Medication: An Interview with Andrew Solomon”

Overcoming Darkness: An Interview with Dr. Philip Mitchell

Professor Mitchell, what is the difference between being depressed and just feeling bad about yourself? Sometimes it’s easy to tell the difference; sometimes you’re not certain. I look for clinical indicators of depressive illness: whether the person’s life is becoming impaired by these bad feelings, when it’s starting to interfere with people’s sleep, appetite andContinue reading “Overcoming Darkness: An Interview with Dr. Philip Mitchell”

Jamison and Steel: Interviews on Suicide

NAMI’s Interviews With Danielle Steel & Kay Jamison Last year, Steel published His Bright Light, a memoir of her son, Nick Traina, who committed suicide at age 19 after a life-long battle with bipolar disorder (manic depression). More recently, Jamison has published Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, combining research, clinical expertise and personal experience toContinue reading “Jamison and Steel: Interviews on Suicide”

Should I Take Medication? by John Piper

What’s Your Take on Christians Using Antidepressants? by John Piper In the end I’m going to say that there are times when I think it is appropriate, but I want to go there cautiously and slowly, with warnings. Depression is a very complex thing. It’s got many layers. I think we all would agree thatContinue reading “Should I Take Medication? by John Piper”