Jeff Blair

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The “Female Viagra” Is Here: The Story Of How It Almost Never Happened

Will this new pill put women on equal footing with men when it comes to treating sexual dysfunction–or is it just a drug company creating a medical solution to a problem that a pill can’t fix?<p><i>Update, 8/18: The FDA announced its approval of flibanserin, the first drug to treat sexual desire disorder</i> …

Mental illness a growing concern on tennis tours

For Petra Kvitova, everything changed thanks to a single, simple text message. It was February, and the Czech tennis standout had just landed in …

Yazidi Child Soldiers Take Revenge on ISIS

A year ago, the U.S. went back to Iraq to defend the Yazidis. Now the youngest of them, coached by a Marxist terrorist organization, are training to …

The Strange Link Between Junk Food and Depression

Of our many modern diseases, one of the biggest burdens on society is an unexpected one: depression, according to the World Health Organization. And …

Holistic Medicine
Journalism

HRT instead of anti-depressants

For some women depression in their 40's can be hormonal as Ursula Hirschkorn found out and after being treated with tailored Hormone Replacement Therapy her quality of life has vastly improved<p>I never saw it coming. Though I’d suffered some <b>postnatal depression</b> years earlier, I’d always considered …

Depression

9 Terrible Things Science Says You Do to Your Body Every Day

You try your best to eat healthy, exercise, and generally take good care of yourself. But what if all this time, a few bad habits are quietly working …

Frugal Living

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

The First Battle of the 21st Century

Returning to the site of America’s earliest casualty in Afghanistan<p>MAZAR-I–SHARIF, Afghanistan—A thin, black ribbon of highway known as the Ring Road wound its way out of this bustling city through a patchwork of lush wheat and cotton fields. We turned onto a dirt road where the mud-brick ramparts …

How Hypnosis Helped Lift My Depression

It was just after Sept. 11, 2001, and Steven Billing was coming undone from living with depression. He was severely depressed after a breakup, and …

Hypnotherapy

Schema Modes and Therapy in Borderline Personality Disorder

For me, the most helpful framework in understanding borderline personality disorder (BPD) comes out of schema therapy, a borderline personality …

Mental Health