One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2013 issue. Check out our entire People 2013 issue here.Simon R. Lewis would like to expand your consciousness, which might seem odd coming from the man who co-produced the silly but successful movies You Can't Hurry Love and Look Who ... More >>
New research claims that sweetened beverages increase the risk of depression in older adults -- and those drinks containing artificial sweeteners have an even worse effect on mood. Coffee, on the other hand, slightly lowers the chances of experiencing depression, CBS News reports.
"Sweetened bevera ... More >>
A recent Nielsen report found that about a third of us tweet while watching TV.
Well, you might want to stop that.
According to Michigan State University assistant psychology Professor Mark Becker, multitasking with modern media is bad for your mental health.
It might be making you depressed:
Listen up Charlie Sheen, Anthony Weiner and the entire porn industry.
The good folks at UCLA have come up with a set of scientific criteria for what ails you, a.k.a., sex addiction. And the new guidelines make this one step closer to becoming recognized as a legitimate mental disorder along the lin ... More >>
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Fifty years to the day after Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentw ... More >>
Eating commercial baked goods and fast food can make you depressed, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada in Spain found that consumers of foods like doughnuts, croissants, hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza were 51% more lik ... More >>
The circle of life, or something like it, has come to the field of severe depression medicine.
You see, while ravers often complain of depression because they use up all their happy coupons every Saturday night (often in the form of serotonin-greedy ecstasy), physicians who treat hardcore cases of ... More >>
The Prince of Darkness' new book, Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy is a collection of advice columns for London's The Sunday Times and Rolling Stone. It turns out that these publications were willing to employ a man who once tattooed smiley faces on his knees so he'd have something to cheer him up whil ... More >>
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Time to throw out the Prozac and buy some more Ethiopian Yrgecheffe instead. According to a report in yesterday's Archives of Internal Medicine, increased consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to decrease the risk of depression in women. Which is kind of ... More >>
enviiedDepression is up 50 percent in L.A. County.Feeling low? You're not alone. We recently reported how mid-January represents the most depressing time of the year.
Now the county of L.A. this week says that Angelenos are 50 percent more depressed than they were in the late '90s.
What giv ... More >>
King of the really wild frontier: Adam Ant, recentlyEveryone else is reporting that long-time mental-illness sufferer Adam Ant has been hospitalized again after going loco during a show.
Well, we tracked down a Daily Mail story that actually describes the performance and it sounds kinda awes ... More >>
In the US, Emilie Autumn has long been well-known for her violin skills. She has played with Courtney Love and Billy Corgan and her violin "shredding" can even be heard on Metalocalypse. But, for years now, she has been releasing solo records and touring across Europe with her band, The Bloo ... More >>