Entries by Anne Laurie

New Treatment for Psychotic Depression?

The temptation is to make a joke about timeliness, but too many of us know how crippling (sometimes fatal) a disease depression can be. Or perhaps that knowledge is why we make such jokes. From ABC News, “Controversial RU-486 Studied For Treatment of Psychotic Depression”: … The drug, a synthetic steroid compound known as mifepristone, […]

Early Morning Open Thread: Happy Thought

From the NYTimes, “Technology Leads More Park Visitors Into Trouble“: … “Because of having that electronic device, people have an expectation that they can do something stupid and be rescued,” said Jackie Skaggs, spokeswoman for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. __ “Every once in a while we get a call from someone who has […]

Open Thread: Cat (Plus) Rescue

From commentor Chris S: Tara and I have two special rescue kitties with their own distinct personalities and quirks. Here is Aisha, a Siamese (darker), and Amiya, a Balinese (lighter), snuggled up in their favorite spot in the house: our bed after we get out of it in the morning. They’re moderately healthy cats, but […]