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.


  • 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.

  • 4 Controversial Mental Disorders?>

    4 Controversial Mental Disorders

    by Paula Derrow

    The newest edition of the diagnostic manual for mental disorders, DSM-5, has sparked fierce debate over where the line should be drawn between normal problems and mental illness.

  • Dealing with Depression Without Drugs?>

    Dealing with Depression Without Drugs

    by Paula Derrow

    Ronald Elson, MD, has been a practicing psychiatrist in Berkeley for 30 years. He is on the staff at University of California, Berkeley, University Health Services and consults with local medical groups. Here, he talks about non-prescription options for combatting mild depression.Other than talk therapy, what are the most effective non-prescription