By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2018 27 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 9 Comments
    Breaking the Nail-Biting Habit

    Q. I have bitten my fingernails for years. I've stopped several times for as long as six months, but just like a smoker, I can't kick the habit for good. The biggest problem is when I'm reading, watch…

    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…