Joshua A Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

NIMH Director: I’m Optimistic about Depression

By Joshua Gordon on May 13, 2019 As Lydia* walked into my office, I could see all was not well with her even before she sat down. She moved slowly, much more so than would be expected for a woman in her early 60s. Her face was impassive and didn’t display any of the usual warmth, curiosity, … Continue reading NIMH Director: I’m Optimistic about Depression

Types Of Medication

Some people are afraid that taking a medication will change their personality, but most find that medication allows them to take charge of their lives. Medications for mental health conditions fall into the following major categories: Antipsychotics Antipsychotics developed in the mid-20th century are often referred to as first-generation or typical antipsychotics, while antipsychotics developed more … Continue reading Types Of Medication

Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression

By Caroline Kaufman | Oct. 19, 2018 When I first started opening up about my struggle with depression, I was fortunately met with a lot of support from friends and family. However, there were certain reactions that brought to my attention just how deep the misconceptions are about mental illness. I found myself defending my experience and struggle … Continue reading Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression

Personal Story: My Parents’ Support Shaped My Recovery

by Max E. Guttman, LCSW My parents have been there during the darkest moments of my recovery and during the most triumphant. From the very beginning, my parents have been present with me in my health and healing, and if my prayers are answered, they will be with me until the very end. My parents … Continue reading Personal Story: My Parents’ Support Shaped My Recovery

Depression Research Opportunity

Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function Join a Research Study: Enrolling nationally from around the country To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-877-646-3644 (1-877-MIND-NIH) [TTY: 1-866-411-1010]. This research study seeks depressed participants to test the effects of the combination of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychotherapy on brain function. This study is enrolling eligible adults … Continue reading Depression Research Opportunity