Long Term Unemployment & Depression

America’s ability to climb out of the Great Recession has far-reaching impact. It affects global recovery. It affects our jobless rate here at home. And now, we learn, the longer workers remain unemployed, the greater their risk for becoming depressed. This conclusion may not be rocket science, but the numbers clearly reveal a link between…

Advances in Understanding How SSRIs Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 20 million Americans experience depression significant enough to warrant medical treatment, and 11 percent of those over 12 years of age are given antidepressants. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the nation. But the drugs are not without their…