Category Archives: Depression

Depression — How to Spot It

In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide, the chatter is all about depression and mental illness. Newscasters sounded baffled as they delivered the sad news. How could the man who brought Mork from Ork and Mrs. Doubtfire to light, be … Continue reading

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Xanax & more on the addiction that possibly killed Whitney Houston

Mother’s little helper? Obviously, as Ms. Houston’s daughter can attest, not always. Sometimes it is mother’s little destructor. In the sixties, valium, one of the first benzodiazepine’s was a breakthrough drug. It was used to treat anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal … Continue reading

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Fatigue

It is 4:20pm. I am having a typical day. Big kids are all at after-school stuff. One little guy sleeping, the other sitting on my lap getting spinach hummus all over my keyboard. Forgive any typos today, he’s not that … Continue reading

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Addiction

I am still enjoying writing about “Annoying Little Things”. It is like a summer romance – interesting and fun with low commitment.  In light of recent news, I am going to cheat on “Little Things” today and provide a few … Continue reading

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Eating disorders 101

A film crew from Good Morning America came to my house last week to interview my 6 year old and a few of her friends for an upcoming segment.  The story is about young children who are concerned about their … Continue reading

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Depression – Why is it an epidemic?

I have no idea but it seems that neither does anyone else.  If you read YesFive, it should come as no surprise that I do have an opinion.  I spent some time researching possible explanations for the horrific rise of … Continue reading

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Depression – what does it feel like

After reading yesterday’s entry, my husband commented that it was so painful for him to watch me when I was depressed.  Since I hadn’t realized that I was depressed, I gave him my what the hell are you talking about look. … Continue reading

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Depression

Today, I took a good look in the mirror and saw not only wrinkles, which I can accept, but teenage acne.  Then, I took a look at the news and heard it was going to snow again.   Then, I … Continue reading

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