Hampton VA part of a pilot program treating medicine-resistant depression

By Courtney Mabeus The Virginian-Pilot Jul 22, 2018 Updated Jul 23, 2018 HAMPTON Charlene Campbell slipped a blue cap over her ponytail, velcroed a chinstrap into place and popped in her mouthguard. As she settled into her seat at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Center, Dr. Kenneth Miller guided a plastic helmet-like device, lined on the inside with coils, over her...

What to say (and not say) to someone who is depressed

Depression doesn’t play favorites. Men and women, the young and the old, and even those people who seemingly have everything can suffer from the complex disorder that makes all facets of life just so hard. While most mental illnesses are quite rare, major depression is exceedingly common. Nearly 7 percent of American adults — an estimated 16 million people in 2013 — had at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Institute of Mental...