Andrea Rucker

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We're getting close to a solution for one devastating aspect of antidepressants

A prescription for an antidepressant is hope. It can also be a guessing game.<p>"Do I feel different? Do I feel <i>better</i>?" Nausea, weight gain, and sexual …

Depression

He just wanted a new prescription. He ended up in the psych ward instead.

This is a safety pen. The idea is that it’s too flimsy and plastic to open an artery in a suicide attempt. It’s four inches long and resembles an ink cartridge. The tip bends as I put pressure on a piece of paper. I sit in a room in which there are no windows except one on my door, exposing the …

Depression

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Cows can produce antibodies that neutralize HIV

Cows can produce a type of antibodies that have been shown in laboratories to stop 96% of HIV strains from infecting human cells, according to a new …

How I’m feeling six months in to taking antidepressants

I never thought I’d be someone who takes antidepressants.<p>I never imagined myself having alarms on my phone to take pills, chummily chatting with …

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Women Get Deeply Honest About Why They Had Abortions As Moms

59% of women getting abortions are already mothers. Why would they do it? You'll have to ask them.<p>One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. And of the 926,200 women who got abortions in 2015, 59% were mothers, according to research published in 2016 by the Guttmacher Institute. …

Pregnancy

At Age 23, I Still Talk To My Mother At Least 3 Times A Day—Science Says That’s Totally OK

I am considered an adult. In the eyes of the law, I’ve been that way for about six years.<p>Even though I’ve left home, have myself a big girl job with …

White people can’t hang: Black Americans may be more resilient to stress than white Americans

It seems that vulnerability is a cost of privilege, and resilience comes as a result of adversity<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>White Americans live on average 3.6 years longer than black Americans. If you look only at men, the difference becomes 4.4 years.<p>As I found in a recent …

23 Signs You Grew Up With Depression

Growing up, most of us aren’t taught to look out for signs of depression. So if you’re experiencing it, especially as a teenager, it’s easy to think …

1,700 People in America Are Becoming Millionaires Every Day

Despite little wage growth and declining job prospects among young Americans, the U.S. is home to vast stores of wealth and a millionaire class that …

Is Depression a Disease? A Guide to Understanding It

In her 1988 novel <i>The Bean Trees</i>, Barbara Kingsolver wrote, "Sadness is more or less like a head cold — with patience, it passes. Depression is like …

Mayo Clinic

Escaping Mental Illness Stigma

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>My hand jerked back, as if the computer mouse had turned into a …

WATCH: Water Bears Are Still Nature's Toughest Animals

Weird as hell.<p>Tardigrades, or water bears, are freaking strange. They're the only animals that can survive in the vacuum of space, they can go …

Bears

A Dutch Woman Suffering From Mental Illness Chose To Die By Assisted Suicide

The number of people in the Netherlands choosing euthanasia to end their lives as a result of "insufferable" mental illness has increased in the last five years.<p>A Dutch woman who had been sexually abused and suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for more than a decade chose to …

7 Secrets to Becoming Wealthy in Your 20s and 30s

We all wish we could be wealthy. For most of us, it’s a far-off dream that someday, eventually, we might be able to turn ourselves into self-made …

Personal Finance

16 Dogs That Are Having A Really Bad Day

It's a ruff day.

The Right Chemistry: Adult colouring books beat homeopathy any day

During a recent talk on the relationship between the body and the mind, I mentioned the newest anxiety-relieving craze, colouring books. Aimed at …

Despite autism fears, here's why pregnant women should keep taking their prenatal vitamins

Some preliminary findings presented this week at a meeting of autism researchers may have mothers-to-be fretting about their prenatal vitamins.<p>The blockbuster statistic that sent tongues wagging was this: Women who got too much folate and vitamin B12 during pregnancy were 17.6 times more likely to …

Autism

Why Art Should Be Incorporated into Mental Health Therapy

It's too simplistic to suggest that the arts can solve the mental health crisis, but there's hope that more funding and more debate around the issues could help improve our wellbeing.<p>A workshop at an arts and mental health festival, Changing Minds, at London's Southbank Centre<p>AfterI had a mental …

Mental Health

Women Are Leading The Charge In Changing Healthcare

Just one in seven mental health patients are getting effective care, according to Lyra Health’s Dena Bravata. Could a Match.com-style doctor matching service change that statistic?<p>“You might prefer someone who’s near your office or speaks Swahili or whatever your preferences are,” Bravata said at …

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders

From within the dark confines of the skull, the brain builds its own version of reality. By weaving together expectations and information gleaned …

Statistics

13 of the best, highest-paying healthcare companies in America

Business Insider teamed up with PayScale, a compensation software and data company, to find the best all-around healthcare companies that pay employees the most.<p>To create the list, PayScale ranked companies on the 2015 Fortune 500 list against its salary and survey database, homing in on six …