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April 9, 1992 | by Renee Lucas Wayne, Daily News Staff Writer
In some cases, marital fights can escalate into more than temporary hurt feelings. Recent studies show that such fights can sometimes be the root of depression in women. According to research, women who have a history of depression are more likely to develop depression as the result of ongoing conflict with their husbands. Fifty percent of married women who are depressed have marital problems, and half of the women who have marital problems are depressed. Steven L. Sayers, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, is currently seeking couples to participate in a study on negative martial communication and depression in women.
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April 26, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Pete Harnisch, who left the New York Mets this month under puzzling circumstances, is being treated for depression and is not sure when he will return to the team. "I've been diagnosed with depression," the pitcher said yesterday in his first public comment on his condition. "It's being treated medicinally and with therapy. " Harnisch, 30, who started on Opening Day for the Mets, said doctors told him that his problem was caused by a chemical imbalance. He said there was "some family history" of depression, but declined to give details.
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December 29, 1999 | by Catherine Foster
I suspect I have a different relationship with oranges than do most people. My father always placed one in the foot of our Christmas stockings, as was the old Depression-era custom. Then, an orange given for Christmas was a rare and wonderful gift - a burst of sweetness in a grim diet of oatmeal. My father never made a big deal about it, but I think he wanted us to know the shadow that lay behind the sunny, affluent '50s. His father had been the wealthy owner of car dealerships.
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May 20, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Terry Bradshaw became one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history while fighting depression. Bradshaw, now a football commentator on Fox, said in an interview with the HBO show "Real Sports" that he has had depression since he was 18. The show's first airing is tonight at 10 o'clock. He was a No. 1 pick out of Louisiana Tech in 1970 and won four Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I am happy that I had the courage to get help," Bradshaw said. "That's a big step because I'm a man. Men don't get depressed.
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December 1, 1990 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur Miller's The American Clock is subtitled A Vaudeville, and that's pretty much what it is: a vaudeville-style show about the Depression. Yes, about the Depression. Written in the 1970s, and currently offered by Temple University Theater, the play intersperses skits about the effect of the Depression - on Americans in general and on one family in particular - with song-and-dance numbers incorporating the popular songs of the day. The skits, for the most part, are pretty grim.
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September 18, 1988 | By Frank Reeves, Special to The Inquirer
Media Borough Solicitor Paul L. Patchel was suffering from depression when the car he was driving struck and killed two women on U.S. Route 1 in Middletown Township on June 11, his attorney said in a legal brief filed Monday. His mental condition may have caused him to flee from the accident and fail to help the victims, the brief said. Patchel, 37, is charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses, including accidental involuntary death, speeding, reckless driving, failure to stop after an accident and render aid to the victims, and failure to report an accident to police.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By TODD MCCARTHY, The Hollywood Reporter
A decorous, respectable adaptation of Sara Gruen's engaging bestseller, "Water for Elephants" would have come more excitingly alive with stronger doses of Depression-era grit and sexual spunk. The 1931 circus setting and a love triangle involving three exceedingly attractive people provides a constant wash of scenic pleasure and the film's fidelity to its source will receive nodding approval from the book's many fans, which should result in solid, if unspectacular commercial results for this Fox release.
NEWS
May 6, 1988 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Wynnewood psychiatrist yesterday told a federal judge that a 4-year-old black child should be moved from his black foster parents and returned to his former white foster parents to help overcome his depression. Marshall Schechter, a member of a panel of psychiatrists who evaluated Raymond Bullard, testified that the boy has been depressed since his separation two years ago from John and Marilyn McLaughlin, a white Northeast Philadelphia couple. The McLaughlins cared for the child for two years and are now seeking a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court to have him moved to their care and out of the home of the Rev. Willie and Elaine Williams, a black Overbrook couple.
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June 7, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paris Jackson 's suicide attempt Wednesday didn't come out of the blue, an Unnamed Source tells People. The late Michael Jackson 's 15-year-old daughter has been suffering from depression for some time. She is now stabilized at an undisclosed Southern California hospital. "Paris has been very, very depressed for a while. She's been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself," says the Source. Photos recently published in the tabloids show a series of scars on Paris' arms, suggesting she has practiced the self-harm ritual of "cutting.
SPORTS
March 8, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger insisted he has not given up hope that he can return to the NHL, but his words did not mesh with the news release handed out by the team on Thursday afternoon. In a wide-ranging, candid news conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, Pronger, who has been sidelined with post-concussion syndrome for nearly 16 months, talked about battling depression, updated his physical status, and revealed how he misses "going to war every night. " At the same time Pronger was saying his goal was to try to get healthy enough to return to the team, the Flyers gave reporters a release from a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center concussion expert, Michael Collins, who said that the defenseman had "significant vulnerabilities" and that he had advised him to not play hockey again.
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May 18, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
The disagreeable reminders hit quickly and sharply, like a well-aimed machine-gun burst. Peeking at the standings one morning last week. Talking at lunch a few hours later with an equally disillusioned friend. Turning on the game that night only to soon turn away. Everywhere I went, I encountered evidence of just how spiritually arid this summer of 2015 promises to be for Philadelphians. Everyone I spoke to voiced what has become the mantra of our shared misery: "The Phillies are so bad," it went, "that I can't watch anymore.
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April 23, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Six years ago, a 21-year-old Gettysburg College senior named Kevin Schaeffer, from outside Reading, spent the evening with Amy Butcher, a close friend and fellow senior from Telford, Bucks County. They drank at a bar, and talked about their impending graduation and what would come next. He walked her back to her apartment. Then, he went home and stabbed his ex-girlfriend, 19-year-old Emily Silverstein, 27 times. Now, Butcher, 28, an assistant professor of English at Ohio Wesleyan University, has written a memoir, Visiting Hours (Blue Rider Press)
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don Tollefson's sentencing Wednesday proved no less bizarre than his trial, with a psychologist claiming that the former sportscaster told him that his mother forced him to sleep in her bed throughout his childhood and well into college. But the proceeding mostly focused on the fallen icon's future and his potential for redemption. After fleecing 200 people in a sports ticket-selling scheme, Tollefson was sentenced by a Bucks County judge to two to four years in state prison and 15 years' probation for felony money laundering, fraud, and theft.
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February 2, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Light, or more precisely the lack of it, is literally one of the most depressing things about winter. In fact, each year, winter's gloom makes 1 percent to 5 percent of us so miserable we'd qualify for a diagnosis of major depression. Up to a quarter more of us just feel sluggish, sleepy, and unusually attracted to carbs. Normalcy returns with May's flowers. George Brainard's fascination with this phenomenon, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, has taken him from Earth to space and back again.
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November 6, 2014 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
WHAT'S NEW on Twitter? Am I doing well enough at work? Where are my kids? What's the latest on Putin - I'm going to a party tonight and I don't want to look stupid. Sound familiar? Comedian Ruby Wax said that humans "don't have the bandwidth" mentally to survive the demands of 21st-century life. With our brains constantly stimulated, many of us are on the verge of a mental breakdown - whether we are among the one in four people living with a mental illness or not. Wax tackles this issue, as well as methods to combat the chaos, in her book, Sane New World , a bestseller in Britain that came out yesterday in the U.S. She'll bring a stage companion to the book to Christ Church Neighborhood House on Nov. 13 as part of the 13th annual First Person Arts Festival, which began yesterday and runs through Nov. 15 at locations troughout the city.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
His funeral drew judges, lawyers, officials, civil rights activists, and marijuana-legalization advocates from around the country. William H. Buckman, a Moorestown lawyer known for his pivotal role in exposing racial profiling in New Jersey, was remembered by those and others after his death two weeks ago at age 61. He committed suicide in a Mount Laurel motel room, prompting disbelief and grief in the legal community, where he was revered for his...
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August 25, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even before they are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, many patients suffer from depression and anxiety. These psychiatric problems may actually be early symptoms of what many see as primarily a movement disorder, said Daniel Weintraub, a Penn Medicine geriatric psychiatrist, who studies the psychiatric and cognitive complications of Parkinson's. "People with a midlife history of depression or anxiety," he said, "are at subsequent increased risk of developing Parkinson's. " Over the last 10 years, Weintraub said, researchers have placed increasing emphasis on "nonmotor" aspects of the disorder, which is best known for causing tremors.
SPORTS
August 18, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
A dark depression dogged Donnie Moore when, in 1989, the star-crossed reliever, recently released, put a bullet in his brain. Eighty-two years earlier, Chick Stahl, a .307 lifetime hitter in 10 big-league seasons, ingested a fatal dose of poison in his Indiana hotel room. And it was during a 1940 road trip to Boston when Cincinnati Reds catcher Willard Hershberger sliced his jugular with a razor. Locker rooms are, in many ways, fortresses. The sports sanctuaries are designed to insulate athletes from autograph-seekers, other fans and, for all but brief designated periods, the media.
NEWS
August 12, 2014 | By Franziska Holzschuh, Inquirer Staff Writer
For someone famous for sharing his depression with the world, Eric Jarosinski is in an extremely good mood. It is 10:30 a.m. on a sunny morning in Philadelphia, and Jarosinski is late but content. "Sorry," he says. "The bus. " He settles into his seat at the Melrose Diner, and orders coffee and an omelet with cheddar cheese and extra peppers. He will hardly touch his food over the next two hours. Instead, he talks a lot, laughs even. That might surprise the 85,000 people who follow him on Twitter.
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July 27, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
McDonald on depression Audra McDonald , 44, who plays Billie Holiday in the Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill , says she has some insight into the troubled Holiday's psyche, having suffered from depression. She even made a suicide attempt "while I was at Juilliard," McDonald told ABC News' Peter Travers . "I tried to slit my wrist. " The actor said Juilliard's "incredibly supportive" attitude and mental-health facilities helped. The arts school encouraged her to work her way to health by joining the national tour of The Secret Garden .   Possibly maybe engaged Royal in-law babe Pippa Middleton is "on the brink of getting engaged," to bf of two years stockbroker Nico Jackson , Unnamed Royal Insider tells Life & Style Weekly.
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