It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>
And you thought the Internet was making you depressed...
Turns out, there might be another cause to your sadness -- summertime.
Yep, you read that right. The SUMMER
Apparently, a form seasonal affective disorder, rather appropriately abbreviated as SAD, strikes some during the sunniest months of ... More >>
If you're a single couch potato with less-than-stellar eating habits, Spanish researchers have bad news for you. They studied people with this profile and found that those who ate junk food--commercial baked goods and fast food--were 51 percent more likely to develop depression.
Stephbond / FlickrWhen it's cold outside, go for some warm cocoaChocoholics, rejoice: The happiest time of the year is almost here! Sure, February might be a crap time of year for some people, namely those with Seasonal Affective Disorder and all single people around the 14th, but for cocoa l ... More >>
I'm talking capital-letters SAD, which translates as seasonal affective disorder.
It can happen in any season, but it's especially prevalent in the winter, when things are cold and bleak and yucky and slow.
Betty Bakery is the retail manifestation of the considerable talents of Cheryl Kleinman and Ellen Baumwoll, two cake decorators who have run their businesses out of the production space behind Betty for years. Kleinman and Baumwoll (for whom, full disclosure, we worked as a summe ... More >>
An excellent Newsweek cover story today brings the sad news that antidepressants depressingly don't work. Which is sad, because - among other reasons - a lot of people use them. What's even worse, however, is that they work less than placebos.
For those who set their alarms at the crack of dawn last Friday to buy Animal Collective/Guggenheim tickets but were still denied, quit moping and stop by Zebulon, where Binary Marketing Show (above), with their droning brass and radioactive vocals bathed in Brooklyn industrial waste, can ser ... More >>
No one has to go through life with angst anymore, unless you're disturbed by co-pays, side effects, and an over-reliance on artifical highs.
And I am, honey!
A few years ago, I tried Zoloft and almost jumped out a window. It gave me aching fingers, headaches, dizzy spells, spasms, and no re ... More >>
Next To Normal, the Broadway musical about treating depression, got me thinking about the crapshoot involved in psychopharmacology and the awful side effects involved in taking a lot of the meds that are so readily available.
A few years ago, I gave Zoloft a whirl and found that it not only left me ... More >>
Final seconds... inbound pass... Foul! Time for a commercial. (photo John Goering)
Alas, it happens every year. The football season ends, and we are forced to turn our attention to basketball. This is always a sorry development, no doubt the cause of many fans' seasonal affective disorder.
Don't ... More >>