Beyond Blue
March 2010 Archives

Awhile back a reader asked me if I’d cover the topic of intimacy complications with regard to antidepressants.   Ah. Yeah. Every time I write about this controversial topic, I usually get hammered by the left, right, and center–this is …Read More

The following blog is a guest post by By Judith J. Wurtman, PhD, Co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet: Eat Carbs — Nature’s Own Appetite Suppressant — to Stop Emotional Overeating and Halt Antidepressant-Associated Weight Gain. Antidepressants have been associated …Read More

Roughly a quarter of people age 65 or older suffer from depression. More than half of doctor’s visits by the elderly involve complaints of emotional distress. Twenty percent of suicides in this country are committed by seniors, with the highest …Read More

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The following is a guest post by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, a widely celebrated teacher know for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds. His latest book, Rebel Buddha, (Shambhala Publications) is due to …Read More

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Cole Bitting, who writes an intriguing blog called “Good Fables,” a site that distills lessons from the science of our complex human nature. Cole writes essays and fables to demonstrate valuable life practices …Read More

A friend of mine defines depression this way:   “The thought of a loss, real or perceived, of a person, place, or thing that you consider essential to your wellbeing.” I don’t know why, but that definition was somewhat freeing …Read More

I absolutely loved what reader Elissa wrote on being what she calls a “complicated soul”: the perks and the permissions we, persons with chronic illnesses, get for routinely dealing with our massive piles of animal waste. I’ve combined what she …Read More

In his newest book, “After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters,” Anglican bishop and biblical scholar N. T. Wright advises his readers not to cheat on their tax returns. Because that deceitful act may very well carve a neural pathway …Read More

David Ian Miller posts a fascinating interview with Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of “How God Changes Your Brain” on The San Francisco Chronicle’s website: Newberg’s book discusses the results of brain scans …Read More