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Archives for April, 2006

Much Madness about Depression

Before I wrote my Times Magazine story on treating depression with deep-brain stimulation implants, several people (including myself) warned me I’d hear complaints about promoting psychosurgery. Those warnings proved fair, Letters to the Times and myself, as well as blogs, opined that the story was "trumpeting psychiatry’s latest ‘cure’ for depression" (The Alliance for Human…

Merging Genes & Mood Networks

Even as my New York Times Magazine article about deep brain stimulation for depression went to press, a new study came out throwing more light on the "network model" of depression discussed in the article. In the article I wrote about (among other things) how some interesting work by Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg has begun the work…