Paula Derrow

Paula Derrow is a writer and editor in New York City who has written about psychology and women's health for many national publications. Her work has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Self, Woman's Day, More, Fitness magazine, and the New York Times, among others.


  • The Slippery Facts About Lubricants?>

    The Slippery Facts About Lubricants

    by Paula Derrow

    Personal lubricant, also known as "lube," can make sex more comfortable, more pleasurable, or both. But research has raised questions about some lubricants' safety, especially for certain groups of users. Here's what you need to know.

  • How to Choose a Personal Lubricant?>

    How to Choose a Personal Lubricant

    by Paula Derrow

    Lubricants can make sex more comfortable and more pleasurable, plus make it easier to use condoms. But not all lubes are appropriate for all people or all situations. Learn the pros and cons of the three main types of lubricant.

  • Are Antidepressants Overprescribed? ?>

    Are Antidepressants Overprescribed?

    by Paula Derrow

    Ronald Elson, MD, a Berkeley psychiatrist, discusses the dramatic rise in prescriptions for depression over the past two decades and what anyone considering an antidepressant needs to know to stay healthy.