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Medicate or Meditate?

By Roger Walsh, Robin Bitner, Bruce Victor, and Lorena Hillman — 2009

In this 2009 Buddhadharma feature, physicians and long-term meditators Roger Walsh, Robin Bitner, Bruce Victor, and Lorena Hillman explain why both antidepressants and meditation have an important role to play in treating depression.

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Coping with Depression and Disability

Often, disabled people have their disability treated, but they don’t have their emotional or spiritual needs addressed.

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The Beauty in Mental Illness

Look more closely and you’ll see.

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Male Depression and Anxiety in Athletes

Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, has acknowledged that after the 2012 games, his longtime depression was so overwhelming he thought about killing himself.

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Experimental Treatments Changed the Course of the AIDS Epidemic; We Need the Same Approach to Mental Illness Today | Commentary

Demand from patients seeking help for their mental illnesses has led to underground use in a way that parallels black markets in the AIDS pandemic. This underground use has been most perilous for people of color, who face greater stigma and legal risks due to the War on Drugs.

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An Introduction to Rest

Some people harbor the illusion that rest is a luxury they do not have time for, but the reality is that rest is a necessity.

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The Emotion Missing From the Workplace

Sadness is a central part of our lives, yet it’s typically ignored at work, hurting employees and managers alike.

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Feeling Weighed Down by Regret? What Helps Me Let Go

If we can process our regrets with tenderness and compassion, we can use these hard memories as a part of our wisdom bank.

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How to Cope with Despair and Depression

Deep despair is the reason behind many cases of depression. How can you escape from the seemingly endless darkness? Read on to discover the answer!

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Black Masculinity and Mental Health: How to Move Past Outdated Roles and Encourage Better Care

Expectations surrounding Black masculinity, such as the requirement to be strong and stoic, have often prevented Black men from seeking mental health care. But it's possible to overcome this reluctance and make mental wellness a priority.

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I Have a Serious Physical Disability, but the Biggest Daily Challenges Are with My Mindset

The ongoing dialogue I have with my own perspective and emotions is the biggest job I’ve ever undertaken. Exploring this internal give-and-take forces me to grow in surprising ways.

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