My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

How do you know if your spouse is depressed, and what can you do to help? There are some healthy ways to encourage your partner to seek therapy, open up about their emotions, and work together to help them deal with depression. Signs Your Spouse Is Depressed Sudden changes in your spouse’s everyday habits or … Read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help With Your Insomnia

Sleep expert Rachel Manber, PhD, has seen the pervasive miseries of insomnia. Patients who are frustrated and fatigued tell her that they toss in bed all night, seeking that elusive comfortable spot. Others give up evening outings or vacations to avoid messing up their sleep schedules. Still others get anxious at bedtime, pondering whether to … Read more

Combo Therapy Helps Beat a Common Childhood Leukemia

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Combining stem cell transplants with cutting-edge immunotherapy prevents leukemia relapses in young people and improves their chances of survival, new research suggests. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. This study included 50 patients (ages: 4 to 30) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia … Read more

Finding Your MS Support Community

In 2009, Hannah Perryman made an appointment with an ophthalmologist to find out what was causing blurred vision and eye pain. After a series of tests, including an MRI, she received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. She started medication to manage the optical symptoms but realized she also needed help with the emotional toll of … Read more

FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. “Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition. This approval will allow some patients the option … Read more

Stem Cell Therapy: A Breakthrough Against MS?

The procedure involves removing stem cells from a patient’s own blood, then using powerful chemotherapy drugs to knock down the existing immune system. After that, the stored stem cells are infused back into the patient, and the immune system rebuilds itself over time. It requires a long hospital stay, plus a period of … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. LucyMcBride.com. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

Pandemic Drives Couples to Divorce or to Seek Help

Susan Myres, JD, president, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML); founding principal, Myres & Associates, PLLC, Houston. Peter Walzer, JD, founding partner, Walzer-Melcher, LLP, Los Angeles; immediate past-president, AAML. Cheryl Hepfer, JD, principal, Offit Kurman, Bethesda, MD.   Tina Timm, PhD, LMFT, associate professor, Michigan State University School of Social Work, East Lansing. Paula Pietromonaco, PhD, … Read more