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August 2, 2007 – No. 12

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Surviving beyond the blues
Timothy G. Benson, M.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School/
McLean Hospital

Timothy Benson was in his third year of medical school and was pretty sure he wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon.

All of that changed one day during his psychiatry rotation when a nurse asked him to come to the emergency room. He thought it a little odd at first. But he went anyway. Full story

Sarah JonesThe first step is seeking help

For as long as she could remember, Sarah Jones was always sad.

Her depression probably started when she was in high school, but like most people, she figured that nothing was wrong and she had to just deal with it. It wasn’t until her 20s that she realized that something was awry. Full story


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Depression is a common disorder that impacts a person’s behavior, moods, thoughts, and even physical health. Full story

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