This may be worth checking out if you are also struggling with seeing so much misinformation on the interwebz about mood disorders. There’s plenty of it out there, and even those of us who try to vet much of what we share can sometimes make mistakes. Personally I try to avoid a lot of the articles that offer any kind of “instant” cure for mental health issues, because most of them are not evidence based. (For example, “My best friend’s cousin had depression, but ate nothing but seaweed for a week and it just went away”, and so on…)
“Now you have an opportunity to ask the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins any general question about mood disorders including diagnosis, treatments, research, what to expect, how to care for a loved one, and how to talk about symptoms. Simply visit AskHopkinsPsychiatry.org and type your question in the space on the right-hand side.
The physicians, nurses, social workers, public health practitioners, psychologists, and researchers under the leadership of Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., M.D. and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Directors of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, will go through all questions submitted and pick one each week that they will answer with an engaging video. All videos will be posted for anyone to see with a library of all prior responses available in the ‘Q&A’ Page of this site.
Why I Believe in the Site
One of my largest regrets in life is wasting too much time and money on the wrong professionals and books and websites touting the latest fad or quick fix or theory for depression. Over and over again, I tried out advice based on circular reasoning (the person’s own opinion) or sales gimmicks, believing that all doctors and “experts” were created equal.”
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