July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
April 9, 1992 |
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.
April 26, 1997 |
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.
December 29, 1999 |
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.
May 20, 2003 |
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.
December 1, 1990 |
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.
September 18, 1988 |
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.
May 6, 1988 |
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.
April 22, 2011 |
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.
June 7, 2013 |
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.