By Jianna Martinez
For many people with depression, standard antidepressants have become the only viable treatment option. However, antidepressants are not always effective at treating depression, especially in the long-term. A study by Northwestern University reported that more than half of people on antidepressants, here being SSRI’S, don’t get the relief they need, with 33% experiencing a return of depressive symptoms after taking this medication for a long time. The study highlighted that developers of standard depressants believed that depression is caused by stress or trauma. Therefore, the medication was developed to target aspects of the brain affected by stress or trauma instead of targeting the underlying source of depression among neurons.
Illustration by Summer Renck
By María Valerio Roa
Have you ever watched a movie and felt super scared? Maybe even crying, shivering, and wanting to pee every time you see Coraline’s mom? Wait – I might have gotten a bit too personal there. Putting this out there before even starting: TMI Warning!
The Science Behind Superstition
Written By Isabela Téllez
Edited By Nicholas Tan
You walk down Broadway on a Fall afternoon, thinking about the Halloween costume you will choose this year. Will you be a Winx Club fairy, a sexy cowboy, or one of those giant inflatable dinosaurs? You finally decide on a sexy cowboy… then you spot a black cat staring at you as you turn the street corner. You suddenly start overthinking your costume choice. Is this a bad omen? It can’t be a coincidence that you saw a black cat at the same time that you chose the costume. Maybe sexy cowboys are bad luck. You decide to go with Winx Club’s Bloom instead.