The Washington Post By Teddy Amenabar October 11, 2022 Erratic behavior by the singer formerly known as Kanye West has spurred widespread discussion on social media about the condition The rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has a history of commenting on mental illness through his art. On a 2018 album cover, West included... read more
How to know if it’s depression or just ‘normal’ sadness
The Washington Post By Richard A. Friedman October 10, 2022 Unlike everyday sadness, clinical depression is a potentially serious and highly treatable illness A patient of mine in his mid-40s, a successful business executive, had lost his “mojo” and characteristic sense of self-confidence. He had trouble falling asleep and awoke early in the morning around... read more
I overachieved to mask my ADHD. It’s common for women.
The Washington Post By Anika Orrock September 25, 2022 Growing up, my undiagnosed ADHD symptoms made me feel like something inside was broken or disconnected. A diagnosis in my early 20s, along with the right medication to manage symptoms, improved my life significantly — so much so that I carried on believing I had finally... read more