by Michael D. Anestis, M.S. (for a few more weeks)
Hey folks. It's been a while since I last posted and it might be a little while before I post again. Since the most recent PBB article, I have completed my internship year. Graduation is not until early August, so my byline will read "M.S." instead of "Ph.D." a bit longer, but done is done and it feels great to be on this side of things. That being said, we are in the midst of moving across the country for the onset of Joye's internship year, which means that the chaos of moving may keep us silent for a bit. In the meantime, I will continue to receive notifications of any comments folks submit and will published them from my phone as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, I wanted to call your attention to two interesting links.
(1) You might remember a series of PBB articles from a while back discussing research indicating that antidepressants are more effective for severe depression than for mild or moderate depression. Peter Kramer of Brown University wrote a thought provoking piece for the New York Times that sees things a bit differently. Would be interesting to hear your thoughts on this debate.
(2) The Obama administration has officially ended the policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of soldiers who die by suicide. As I have written here before, I wholeheartedly support this shift in policy for a number of reasons.
I hope all readers are doing well. I'm looking forward to writing for the site more regularly once again.