By: Terry Graedon November 26, 2020 4 Comments
    Show 1237: Improving Your Mood With Food

    Working from home during the pandemic has wrought havoc with a lot of healthy eating habits. It’s harder to shop safely, and minimizing time in the grocery store may mean people have stocked up on s…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2020 1 Comments
    Show 1204: How Brain Function Affects Mental Ill…

    Mental health problems cause widespread disability in today’s world. Large numbers of people suffer with depression or severe anxiety. While these ailments are real, we may not be considering their …

    By: Joe Graedon January 14, 2019 3 Comments
    Can Naltrexone Overcome Obsessions Like Hair Pul…

    Don’t you just love medical terminology? Hair pulling is straightforward. You immediately understand what it means. But no, doctors have to use Greek or Latin. You get the tongue twister trichotillo…

    By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2018 28 Comments
    Why Is Antidepressant Withdrawal So Hard?

    It is estimated that one out of every eight Americans takes an antidepressant medication (JAMA Internal Medicine, Feb. 2017). According to the New York Times, roughly 25 million Americans have been ta…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2012 4 Comments
    Husband’s Obsessive Hand Washing Drives Wi…

    Q. My husband is almost obsessive about washing his hands. Your columns have reinforced his worries that cold and flu germs lurk on every door knob, banister and elevator button. If he shakes hands wi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2010 15 Comments
    Breaking the Nail-Biting Habit

    As many as 30 percent of American adults have a nail-biting habit, and probably quite a few of them would like to break it. Have you ever tried to do that? It may not be as tough as breaking an addict…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…