Your Partner May Be Suffering Cynical Depression

Jennifer E. Engen

It doesn’t appear in the DSM, yet cynical depression is everywhere these days, concealed by chronic resentment, anger, entitlement, inflated ego, self-righteousness, dogmatic zealotry, chronic envy, abuse of substances, or, in its most soul-destroying form, abuse of loved ones. What clinicians describe as refractory depression—persistent and treatment-resistant—is often cynical depression. […]

Here’s Why You’re Suffering Severe Back Pain

Jennifer E. Engen

KEY POINTS There has been a surge of omicron patients experiencing lower back pain and myalgia The symptoms could be related to inflammatory mediators that are released in excess in omicron cases Studies are needed to determine the cause of the symptoms, doctors say Many COVID-19 patients who are recovering or have […]