depression

Books Podcast: What really causes depression?

12 January 2018 10:56

In this week’s Spectator Books podcast — arranged in partnership with the male suicide prevention charity CALM — I talk…

Is America’s ‘despair epidemic’ about to arrive in Britain?

23 September 2017 8:55

However stressful and bad things get for a parent of young children, there is always one thought that puts it…

Why elections are bad for your health

6 May 2015 10:30

The excitement and anxiety was tangible during the election of 1997. Even as a child I was able to pick…

Ruby Wax takes a swipe at Bill Gates

9 March 2015 14:43

Mr S was a guest at the press night of Ruby Wax’s one woman show at the St James Theatre. The comedian gave the…

Herbal medicine – not just for new-age hippies anymore

31 October 2014 16:13

Lacking in pep? Looking for some extra zing as winter sets in? The Spectator recommends our energy conference on 1 December.…

Brooks Newmark was in mental agony: I saw it with my own eyes

12 October 2014 21:36

Tory MP Brooks Newmark quits politics after sexting photograph comes to light; talks of depression, needing help, checks into clinic. To which the…

When did suicide cease to be morally repugnant?

15 August 2014 15:37

The great Theodore Dalrymple once came up with the theory that there is a fixed level of righteous indignation in…

It’s time we accepted that depression is a terminal illness

15 August 2014 14:29

For Robin Williams, depression was a terminal illness. He also, his wife has revealed, suffered from Parkinson’s disease. These two…

Human beings aren’t built to handle ‘celebrity’

13 August 2014 22:39

When Robin Williams killed himself, his spokesman revealed that he’d been suffering from depression. Cue well-meaning advice about this mysterious…

The week in books

19 July 2013 13:31

The best way to weather the heat wave is to head for the shade with a copy of the new…