Associations Explored Between Chronic Pain, Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent School Performance

Adolescents have much to distract them during their school days. A sudden awareness in the opposite sex, new independence as they gain freedom from more restrictive elementary school schedules, and pressure to do well academically and in extracurricular activities keep adolescents’ minds busy. What happens if you throw an additional major circumstance into a child’s…

Certain Antidepressants Change Personality

A new study suggests that antidepressants like Paxil do more than just make people feel less sad and stressed. Such drugs may alter two key personality traits linked to depression—neuroticism and extraversion—independently of their effect on depression symptoms. “Medication can definitely change people’s personalities, and change them quite substantially,” says the lead author of the…