Archive by category Mental Health

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

People who get addicted to marijuana use, or experience significant marijuana-related dysfunction without becoming addicted, have a condition called cannabis use disorder. Current evidence indicates that individuals with this disorder have unusually high chances of developing depression, and subsequently experience unusually intense combined effects from the two conditions. According to the results of a study […]

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

Mid-life brings with it a host of changes, such as uncooperative joints, embarrassing moments of incontinence, and graying hair.  Many of these undesirable changes are the fodder for not-always-so-funny jokes about aging. Some of the changes that come with middle-age, however, are more serious, including mid-life depression. As people move through their 40s, 50s, and […]

Transgender and Mentally Ill

Transgender and Mentally Ill

Gabe was 17 the first time he was hospitalized. It was voluntary in that he had a choice: either he could consent to treatment in a private, presumably comfortable mental hospital or he would be committed to the state hospital, a dark, hellish place notorious for its violent patients. Gabe had attempted suicide and his […]