depression

The BBC are to be commended for their two-week strand of mental health programming, In the Mind. Its stated intention is to ‘help raise public...

Major depression (MD) is the most common mental disorder, and among the most disabling diseases in the world. Despite tremendous efforts and investments, research results of the last decades have been disappointing at best. Drug efficacy and biomarkers are good examples:...

Tim and Bryony met and fell in love. This piece, a true story, simply and beautifully tells of the intruder in the living room in Bryony and Tim’s new relationship – the crippling clinical depression that had partnered Tim for eight years before he was able to speak to anyone...

Think of a personal quality that is important to you, perhaps one that defines you in some way. Now try to think of a specific memory, a particular time and place that demonstrates this quality. Elaborate the memory – sharpen the image. What colours, smells, feelings and...

Slings and arrows
Depression and life events

Keith Oatley describes how even in an age of genomics, neuroimaging and Prozac, our understanding of emotional disorders continues to involve the ups and downs of everyday experience. 

With the...