Nicholas Kuvaas

Melatonin and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder or SAD affects up to 10% of the population, but its cause is still uncertain, although the hormone melatonin has been suggested. This article examines the relationship between melatonin and seasonal affective disorder.

What is Dependent Personality Disorder?

Those with dependent personality disorder (DPD) have a need to be cared for due to a lack of belief in their own abilities. This article discusses how dependent personality disorder is defined, the symptoms of this disorder, and theories about its cause.

Byetta Depression: Does Byetta Cause Depression?

Byetta is a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, but diabetes discussion boards have posited the idea that using Byetta causes depression. Byetta can have some nasty side effects which may contribute to depression, but what is behind the Byetta depression? Is it the drug, the disease, or both?

Exploring the History of Bulimia

Bulimia is a relatively new disorder. Even though the Romans and other ancient cultures regularly feasted and purged, that practice is not the same as bulimia today. This article discusses the history of bulimia from ancient purging practices to the modern evolution of the eating disorder.