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2018

January 2018 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • The Challenges of Bipolar for Caregivers
March 2018 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Obituary: David Chowes
  • Obituary: Betsy Naylor
  • Sleeping with the White Pages
May 2018 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • The Power of Peer-Led Mental Health Support Groups
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Recent Items of Note and New Book
September 2018 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • The Most Important Conversation You May Ever Have: Disarming the Power of Suicide
  • New Books

2017

January 2017 - Number 1  pdf icon
  • Bipolar: A Personal Account
  • Web Sites Offering General Information About Mental Health Disorders
  • Ask the Doctor
  • New Books
 
May 2017 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Letter from the Chair: A Word about Anxiety and Bipolar
  • Web Sites
  • Ask the Doctor
March 2017 - Number 2  pdf icon
  • Reader's Corner
  • Web Sites Offering General Information about Mental Health Disorders
  • Ask the Doctor
  • News of Note
  • New Books
July 2017 - Number 4  pdf icon
  • Role of the MDSG Director of Operations
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Recent Books
September 2017 - Number 5  pdf icon
  • This is Where You Can Find the Best Mood Disorder Tools in the World -- Free
  • Interesting Reading
November 2017 - Number 6  pdf icon
  • About the holidays
  • Ask the Doctor

2016

April 2016 - Number 1  pdf icon
  • Letter from the Chair with Dr. Li Faustino
  • Current members of the MDSG Board of Directors
  • Book Review with Betsy Naylor
  • As Read Elsewhere
November 2016 - Number 3  pdf icon
  • Letter from the Chair with Dr. Li Faustino
  • Ask the Doctor with Li Faustino, Ph.D. and David Hellerstein, M.D.
  • Web Sites Offering General Information About Mental Health Disorders
  • Mental Health Services Announced by New York City
July 2016 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • MDSG celebrates 35th anniversary
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Recent books of interest

2015

February 2015 - Number 1  pdf icon
  • Psychology Space with Li Faustino, PhD
  • New Friday Night Support Group for Professionals
  • Lecture Series Suspended
  • MDSG-NY - Volunteer-Run Volunteer-Supported
July 2015 - Number 2  pdf icon
  • A Number of Interesting Facts: Paul Urbanski
  • Summer Movie: Infinitely Polar Bear
  • In the News
  • Book Review - Betsy Naylor: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, by Jeffery Leiberman, MD
  • Summer Depression Quiz

2014

February 2014 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • In Memoriam: Ivan K. Goldberg, MD
  • Psychology Space with Li Lippman, PhD
  • The Reader's Corner with Betsy Naylor: The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It
  • The 2012 SAMHSA Survey Quiz
  • In the News
  • Upcoming Lectures
September 2014 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • September Lecture
  • Fall Lectures
  • Psychology Space with Li Faustino, PhD
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor: The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic
May 2014 - Number 2pdf icon
  • June Lecture
  • Howard Smith Memorial
  • Psychology Space with Li Faustino, PhD
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor: My Age of Anxiety: Fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind
  • What's New in Research

2013

January 2013 - Number 1  pdf icon
  • Spring lecture Line-up
  • Ask the Lawyer with Marc Strauss Esq
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor: Dosed: The Medication Genereation Grows Up
  • Ask the Doctor with Ivan Goldberg MD
  • Article: Depression Sees No Borders
May 2013 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • June lecture
  • Ask the Doctor with Ivan Goldberg MD
  • Psychology Space with Li Faustino PhD
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor: Myths About Suicide
  • A thoughtful reflection by an MDGS member
August 2013 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Fall lecture line-up:
  • Dwayne Mayes, peer specialist
  • Jerome Wakefield DSW, NYU Professor of psychiatry
  • Lois Kroplick DO, expert private practice psychiatrist
  • Psychology Space with Li Faustino PhD
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor: Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • How Can Your Smartphone or Tablet Help you?
December 2013 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • Psychology Space with Li Lippman, PhD
  • The Reader's Corner with Betsy Naylor: Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
  • Comic Books on Mental Health
  • Ask the Lawyer with Marc Strauss, Esq.

2012

May 2012 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Natural Substances Gaining Credibility
  • How do You define recovery?
  • Ask the Doctor by Ivan K. Goldberg M.D.
  • Readers Corner, by Betsy Naylor: Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and
    Depression in American Culture by Emily Martin, PhD
  • Mental health advocacy for beginners
February 2012 - Number 1 pdf icon

Spring 2012 Issue:

  • Spring Lecture Schedule
  • MAO Inhibitors, Mindfulness Meditation and Science Leads the Way Toward New Drugs
  • Ask the Doctor: Ivan Goldberg M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor: Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
  • The Fish Oil Quiz
August 2012 - Number 3
  • Fall lecture schedule includes Ketamine-the game changer, an amazing story of recovery, and a panel!
  • Ask the Doctor by Ivan K. Goldberg M.D.
  • Interesting research studies
  • The Reader's Corner by Betsy Naylor: The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn Saks
  • The Family Toolkit
November 2012 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Winter lecture schedule
  • Ask the Doctor with Ivan K. Goldberg M.D.
  • Betsy's Reader's Corner featuring Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
  • Finding Balance in a Routine
  • ...and more!

2011

February 2011 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures of note: March, April, May
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - When the response to treatment is less than total recovery from depression, what strategies can be used to improve results?
    - Why is it important to continue to treat individuals until their depression is fully controlled?
  • What Do You Know About the DSM?
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    What is Mental Illness? by Richard J. McNally
  • Lecture Review: Self-Coaching
June 2011 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lecture: Heal Your Brain by Dr. David Hellerstein
  • Ask The Lawyer - Marc Strauss
  • MDSG's 30th Anniversary: An Interview with Betsy Naylor
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor: Heal Your Brain: How the New Neuropsychiatry Can Help You Go From Better to Well by Dr. David Hellerstein
  • An Outstanding History of Outstanding Lectures
September 2011 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Fall Lecture Schedule
  • Ask The Doctor - Dr. Ivan Goldberg
  • MDSG's 30th Anniversary: An Interview with Ngaere Baxter
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor: 7 Book Reviews
  • An Outstanding History of Outstanding Lectures
November 2011 - Number 4 pdf icon

Winter 2011 Issue:

  • Winter Lecture Schedule
  • Call to Action!  Providers, Consumers, and Families Unite for Recovery
  • Ask the Doctor: Ivan Goldberg M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor: Touched With Fire, Kay Jameson PhD
  • Waddya Know?  A quiz on the history of mental health care

2010

February 2010 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: March, April, May
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • MDSG says good-bye to two of its own
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    A Users's Guide to Therapy: What to Expect and How You Can Benefit
  • Where's Howard?
  • STRESSED? Quick Tension Busters
May 2010 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: June, September and October
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - A suggestion for when Lithium, Depakote and Tegretol have all failed
    - Interactions between Lithium and Topamax
  • Passings: Ben Graham
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You by Richard O'Connor (our June lecturer)
  • Ask the Lawyer - Marc A. Strauss
    - Can you bring witnesses to a Social Security Disability hearing?
    - What is a Continuing Disability Benefits Review?
  • Psyciatric Service Dogs: Going Beyond the Canine Companion
September 2010 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: Sept, Oct, Nov
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - Bipolar Disorder runs in my family, and I’ve been hospitalized for unipolar. Is it possible that I really have bipolar disorder?
    - Among people with Major Depression, who has the best chance of remaining well over many years?
    - Are manic symptoms more likely after getting a great job or some other major success?
  • Free (or Almost Free) Brochures to Help Friends and Family
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist by Paul Linde, M.D.
  • Ten Things NOT to say to Someone with a Mood Disorder
  • Eight Ways to Help Someone with a Mood Disorder
November 2010 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: December, January, February
  • Ask the Lawyer Marc A. Strauss, Esq
    - I know that if I’ve gotten Social Security Disability benefits in the past, that I can have a trial work period on nine months before your benefits stop. But if I work for a couple of years and have a relapse, do I have to start the process all over again?
    - How frequent must my medical care be under Social Security Disability?
  • Self-Care Pointers for Friends and Family
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    The Unwell Brain: Understanding the Psychobiology of Mental Health by F. Scott Kraly PhD
  • Great Resources From our Sept 14th lecture by Dwayne Mayes
  • Our February Lecture: Bestselling Author David J. Miklowitz

2009

February 2009 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: March, April, May
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - What is the role of pramipexol (Mirapex) in treating mood disorders?
    - Is inositol useful in treating depression?
    - Is there any role for melatonin in the treatment of acute manic episodes or depression?
    - I have rapid-cycling Bipolar Disorder that hasn’t responded to many combinations of mood stabilizers. My doctor wants me to take high doses of thyroid hormones to slow down my cycling. Is this effective?
    - What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and is it effective for treatment-resistant depression?
    - What are the major advantages of TMS over ECT?
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    HAPPY at Last: The Thinking Person's Guide to Finding Joy
  • Prominent People Quiz (guess the celebrities with bipolar disorder)
  • Disentangling the World Wide Web
May 2009 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • June lecture: Personality, Bipolar Disorder, and Personality Disorders: Where Does One Start and the Next Begin?
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - What kinds of things predict whether people with bipolar disorder will have a relapse?
    - Is there any real evidence that psychotherapy has an effect on brain function?
    - I’ve never been psychotic during my bipolar-II episodes. Is there a reason I should take an antipsychotic medication?
    - Is it true I shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice?
    - Is ketoconazole worth trying for treatment-resistant depression?
    - What’s the difference between the various SSRIs?
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Hurry Down Sunshine A Memoir by Michael Greenberg
  • Six Simple Steps to Speed Your Recovery
    by Dr. Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • Mood Matters Crossword Puzzle
  • Upcoming Lectures
September 2009 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • September lecture: Cutting-Edge Treatments for Those Depressions That Won’t Go Away
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - Sometimes depression fails to respond to a specific medication. Why?
    - What’s the most common reason someone with Major Depression doesn’t respond to antidepressants?
    - Is it useful to combine antidepressant therapy with thyroid supplementation?
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Bipolar 101: A Practical Guide to Identifying Triggers, Managing Medications, Coping with Symptoms, and More
  • The Battle of the Sexes: A Quiz
  • Ask the Lawyer: Marc A. Strauss, Esq.
  • Upcoming Lectures
December 2009 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming lectures
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
    - What is Vagus Nerve Stimulation?
    - About Tegretol, oral contraceptives and the barrier method
    - Can missing just two doses of Effexor cause extreme anxiety, tremors and dizziness?
    - Which mood stabilizers are most likely to cause weight gain?
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
  • Ask the Lawyer: Marc A. Strauss, Esq.
    - I’m employed, but worry that some day I might need Social Security Disability. Is there anything I should be doing now in preparation?
    - I collected unemployment after I lost my job. Will this cause trouble with my application for Social Security Disability?
    - I'm prescribed Zoloft for persistent depression. If I apply for SSD, is this enough proof that I’m under medical care?
    - I wasn’t under medical care, and lost my job due to Bipolar-related issues. For the past six months I have been seeing a psychiatrist regularly. Will my medical records be sufficient to make a disability claim?
  • Holiday Checklist
  • Midwinter Medication Matchup

2008

February 2008 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: March, April, May
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Shock Therapy: The History of Electroconvulsive Treatment in Mental Illness
  • Why seek therapy? By Ngaere Baxter PhD
  • Contest: Days of Wine and Mood Swings
June 2008 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lecture: June 3rd, Mood Disorders At The Movies
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Loose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
  • Ask the Lawyer By Marc A. Strauss, Esq
  • Personalized Psychopharmacology - Can Genetic Testing Help Doctors Decide What to Prescribe? By Lisa Cimakasky, PhD
  • The Winners of Our Wine Lingo Contest by Howard Smith
September 2008 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: September, October, November
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. Psychopharmacologist
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation by Charles Barber
  • Workout Blues - Why we don’t exercise by Howard Smith
November 2008 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: December, January, February
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D. Psychopharmacologist
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Therapy 101: A Brief look at Modern Psychotherapy Techniques and How They Help
  • Know Yourself: Preventing Relapse
  • The West Side Groups have a wonderful new home!
  • Archived Lectures Available

2007

February 2007 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: March, April, May
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Bipolar II: Enhance Your Highs, Boost your Creativity, and
    Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression—The Essential
    Guide to Recognize and Treat the Mood Swings of this
    Increasingly Common Disorder by Ronald Fieve, MD
  • Diagnosing Personality Disorders By Michael Craig Miller, MD
  • The Movie Title Contest Winners
May 2007 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lecture: June
  • Ask The Doctors - Ivan Goldberg, Joe Nieder
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for
    Overcoming Depression through Western Science and
    Eastern Wisdom by Henry Emmons, M.D.
  • Spotlight on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    By Deborah Perlick, Ph.D., and Lauren N. Manning
September 2007 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: September, October, November
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    The Bipolar Handbook: Real-Life Questions with Up-to-Date
    Answers by Wes Burgess, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Personal Viewpoint: Can’t, Won’t and Willpower
December 2007 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures: December, January, February
  • Another year of MDSG
  • Ask The Doctor - Ivan K. Goldberg, M.D.
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed
    Normal Sadness into Depressive Disorder by
    Allan Horwitz and Jerome Wakefield
  • Reader Response, When there’s a will...

2006

February 2006 - Number 1 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Readers Corner
    Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness
  • Picture This — Our Movie Title Contest
May 2006 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Happy 25th Anniversary to MDSG!
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
  • And The Awards For The Funniest Title Go To...
  • Get Your MDSG T-Shirts
August 2006 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Readers Corner with Betsy Naylor
    Is It Me Or My Meds?: Living With Antidepressants
  • Psychotherapy - What You Need to Know
November 2006 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • 25th Anniversary
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Readers Corner by Betsy Naylor
    Taking Out Your Mental Trash: A Consumer’s Guide
    to Cognitive Restructuring Therapy
  • Must-See TV:  Our Latest Contest

2005

February 2005 - Number 1
  • Compulsive Hoarding: When Collecting Isn't Just a Hobby
  • Spring Lectures: New Info, Top Experts
  • Ask The Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
  • The Reader's Corner - 10 great books!
  • Holiday Contest Winners
  • News flash! Inflation Hits MDSG
  • Get Your MDSG T-shirts
May 2005 - Number 2
  • Peter Kramer to speak June 13th
  • Fall Lectures
  • Ask The Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
  • Book Bits
  • The Reader's Corner Book Review by Betsy Naylor
    Undoing Perpetual Stress by Richard O'Connor
  • Membership Fee Increases
August 2005 - Number 3 pdf icon
  • September Lecture: Self-Destructive Behavior
  • Fall Lectures
  • Support Group Advice From The Folks in the Know
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Shrink's...
  • Ask The Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
  • Book Bits
  • The Reader's Corner Book Review by Betsy Naylor
    Against Depression by Peter Kramer
  • Print This Newsletter as a PDF
November 2005 - Number 4 pdf icon
  • Upcoming Lectures
  • 'Tis The Season of Giving
  • Ask The Doctors
  • Book Bits
  • The Reader's Corner by Betsy Naylor
    A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  • Knowledge is Power: Mental Health Resources on the Web

2004

February 2004 - Number 1
  • Winter Lecture Line-up: New Speakers and Old Favorites
  • Noticed In The Media by Leslie Shaffer
  • Medications and Impending Motherhood by Li Lippman
  • The Reader's Corner Book Review by Betsy Naylor
      Electroshock: Healing Mental Illness 
  • Ask the Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
April 2004 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Get the Most Out of a Group  by Li Lippman
  • June Lecture: Stress and Mood Disorders
  • Ask the Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
  • The Reader's Corner Book Review by Betsy Naylor
    The Best Awful by Carrie Fisher
  • Limerick This by Howard Smith
August 2004 - Number 3
  • September Lecture: Mood Disorders and Sleep
  • Letter From The Chair
  • Ask The Doctors
  • The Reader's Corner
  • Announcements
  • And The Winners Are . . .
November 2004 - Number 4
  • MDSG T-shirts
  • More Lecture Tapes Available
  • Ask The Doctors
  • The Reader's Corner: Jane Pauley’s Skywriting
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Get in on Our Holiday Song Writing Contest

2003

February 2003 - Number 1
  • From the Chair by Betsy Naylor
  • More Web Sites on Mental Health
  • How Much Should Psychotherapists Tell About Themselves?
    by Michael Craig Miller
  • From Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
  • Lecture Tapes Available
May 2003 - Number 2
  • In Memoriam:  Jane Cartwright, Carol Mager
  • Knowing Your Illness to Prevent Relapse by Li Lippman
  • More Web Sites on Mental Health
  • The Reader's Corner. Book Review by Betsy Naylor
    • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
  • The Hierarchy of Mental Illness, A Group Member's Viewpoint
    by Vanessa Ferney
  • Ask the Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
August 2003 - Number 3
  • New Season of Lectures
  • The Reader's Corner by Betsy Naylor
     Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples
    and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond
  • Howard's Helpful Hints by Howard Smith
  • Work In Progress by Li Lippman
  • Ask the Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
November 2003 - Number 4
  • Winter Lecture Line-up: Cold Weather, Hot Topics
  • Letter from the Chair by Betsy Naylor
  • Knowledge Is Power When It Comes To Your Mental Health by J. McEwen
  • Ask the Doctors with Ivan Goldberg and Joe Nieder
  • The Reader's Corner  Book Review by Betsy Naylor
     Life Inside: A Memoir By Mindy Lewis

2002

February 2002 - Number 1
  • The Dismally Creative Contest by Howard Smith
  • From the Chair by Rich Satkin
  • Just say NO! by Judy Hoffmann
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review) by Betsy Naylor
    • Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
May 2002 - Number 2
  • Wish You Were Here by Nell Casey
  • Ask the Doctor   with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Weight gain on Zyprexa and Depakote
    • Tegretol and Seroquel and an oral contraceptive
    • Dangers of taking Paxil while pregnant
  • We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends . .
September 2002 - Number 3
  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose?  by Li Lippman
  • From the Chair by Tory Masters
  • New Newsletter Mail Format 
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg 
  • Readers Corner (Book Review) by Betsy Naylor
    • How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me
  • Finding the Drug For Me In Just 48 hours?
  • Here comes the smart pill . . .
  • Darkness Goes Lyric  (Contest Winners)  
  • Forget the Yellow Pages When Finding a Shrink
November 2002 - Number 4
  • A Bipolar Ad Chips Away at Stigma by Li Lippman
  • From the Chair by Tory Masters
  • Notice of New Newsletter Mail Format 
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
  • Readers Corner (Book Review) by Betsy Naylor
    • Just Checking 
  • Lecture Tapes Available Now
  • Correction
  • Web Sites Galore
  • My Brain

2001

February 2001 - Number 1
  • Happy 20th Anniversary MDSG!  by Jane Cartwright
  • From the Chair  by Rich Satkin
  • How a Mother’s Depression Affects Her Child  by Jane Cartwright
  • Ask the Doctor  with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Does Glucophage help you lose weight and make antidepressants more effective?
    • Is Trileptal a new, improved Tegretol?
    • What is the relationship between depression and chronic pain?
  • West Side Support Group Now Meets Every Week
  • Contest Winners
  • We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends . . .
May 2001 - Number 2
  • Brilliant, Worldly, Upbeat. Surely, He’s Never Really Depressed  by Jane Cartwright
  • From the Chair  by Rich Satkin
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review)  by Betsy Naylor
    • Of 2 Minds, The Growing Disorder in American Psychiatry
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Medication for bipolar and OCD
    • Problems taking the antipsychotic Geodon (ziprasidone)
  • New Time For Friday Youth Group
  • Drug News . . . New Drugs  By Judy Hoffmann
August 2001 - Number 3
  • Tips for Choosing a Good Support Group
  • From the Chair  by Rich Satkin
  • Parents and Siblings Need Help Too  by Li Lippman
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review) by Betsy Naylor
    • The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
      By Andrew Solomon
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
  • Watch for Me . . Someday I’m Going to Walk into a MDSG Group
  • In Memory
December 2001 - Number 4
  • Some Thoughts About the World Trade Center Disaster
  • More Thoughts about September 11th   by Li Lippman
  • From the Chair  by Rich Satkin
  • Have You Been Misdiagnosed?   by Jane Cartwright
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Are there tests available to determine if someone is bipolar?
    • Should a nurse alert a supervisor about a co-worker with a mood disorder?
    • What is the frequency of psychosis in bipolar disorder?
  • We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends . .

2000

February 2000 - Number 1
  • Depression: Doctor Opens Up  by Richard O'Connor, Ph.D.
  • From the Chair by Rich Satkin
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?
    • Will Tylenol increase my lithium blood level?
    • I have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Will Lamictal help?
    • I am breastfeeding and reluctant to take an antidepressant. Which is the safest for the baby?
  • Nom de Pill Contest   by Howard Smith
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review)   by Betsy Naylor
    • I Don't Want to Talk About It :
      Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
  • A Guide to Chatting Online About Depression
    by Michael Horowitz
May 2000 - Number 2 pdf icon
  • Youth Group Thrives
  • From the Chair by Rich Satkin
  • When Depression Turns Deadly By John McManamy
  • In Memory
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review) by Betsy Naylor
    • The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder
  • Girl Interrupted: A Movie/Video Review by Jane Cartwright
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Can SAM-e and St. John's Wort push a bipolar person into mania?
    • What does a Lamictal rash look like?
    • Many people at MDSG take three or more medications which seems excessive. Is it necessary?
  • Contest Winners
  • Haiku to You, Too by Howard Smith (a new contest)
August 2000 - Number 3
  • A Personal Story. ECT Made All The Difference
  • From the Chair by Rich Satkin
  • Disabilities Law. An interview with John A. Gresham
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Typical childhood experiences at the root of depression in adults
    • How frequently does depression or mania show up in people with AIDS?
    • What is "soft bipolar disorder?”
    • Mexitil and treatment-resistant rapid-cycling bipolar disorder
  • Poetry: I Know
  • Contest Winners
  • What's Funny About Being Sick? by Howard Smith (a new contest)
November 2000 - Number 4
  • When Drugs Dampen Sexual Pleasure   by Jane Cartwright
  • From the Chair   by Rich Satkin
  • An Interview with Dr. Gary Sachs   by Jane Cartwright
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • In addition to medications and psychotherapy, how can I speed my recovery from depression?
  • 5K Walk for Depression   by Judy Hoffman
  • What's New on the Web Site?
  • Haiku to You, Too by Howard Smith (a new contest)

1999

March 1999 - Number 2
  • From the Chair    by Rich Satkin
  • Free Materials on Patient Rights and on Moods
  • The Reader's Corner  (Book Reviews)   by Betsy Naylor
    1. Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
    2. When Nothing Matters Anymore: a Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
  • A Personal Account by Martha Manning, Ph.D.
  • Depression as a Pathological Stress Reaction by Linda Carpenter, M.D.
  • Don't Fall Into the Gap! by Judy Hoffmann
  • Recent Drug Headlines
  • Wrong Shrink Contest by Howard Smith
May 1999 - Number 3
  • From the Chair   by Rich Satkin
  • "Sammy" (SAM-e) Makes Good   by Betsy Naylor
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • What is "Substance P"?
    • Is there clinical evidence that Topamax causes weight loss?
    • Is there an MAOI patch in the pipeline?
    • Is there an antidepressant that is also a mood stabilizer?
  • Contest: Keep a Stiff Upper Lithium Level   by Howard Smith
August 1999 - Number 4
  • From the Chair   by Rich Satkin
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Does alcohol interfere with the efficacy of psychotropic medication?
    • Can antidepressants flip anyone into hypomania?
    • What is the relationship between panic attacks and depression?
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Reviews)   by Betsy Naylor
    • STOP DEPRESSION NOW: SAM-e: The Breakthrough Supplement that Works as well as Prescription Drugs in Half the Time...with no Side Effects
  • Cognitive Therapy for Depression: An Antidote to Distorted Thinking By Elizabeth Saenger, Ph.D.
  • Plan Ahead for Hospital Care by Jane Cartwright
November 1999 - Number 5
  • From Synapse to Cell: New Brain Research  by Jane Cartwright
  • From the Chair   by Rich Satkin
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Ask the Doctor with Dr. Ivan Goldberg
    • Do antidepressants have any effect on the likelihood of suicide?
    • A question from someone taking Lamictal and Zoloft and feeling dizzy as a result.
  • The Reader's Corner (Book Review)   by Betsy Naylor
    • NIGHT FALLS FAST: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Will Fish Oil Help Your Moods?  by Diana Ver Nooy