Mental health

Effect Measure

Category archives for Mental health

I don’t write about mental health here, but not because I don’t think it is of public health importance. It may be one of the most consequential and expensive maladies we have. It’s not because I don’t know anyone whose life it has touched. I know many. And it isn’t because it is without intellectual…

Dispassionate kisses

Self medicating for mood disorders is well known. It is often quite harmful, with the chief culprits being ethyl alcohol and nicotine. But there are others. One that comes up often is chocolate as an antidote to feelings of depression. Not everyone who eats chocolate is depressed, of course. Probably most of us who do…

Dying for a home

A tragedy in Massachusetts is highlighting the terrible strain the housing crisis is taking on millions of former homeowners who are losing their homes: