Jacqueline M. Duda Bio

Jacqueline M. Duda is a freelance health writer in the Washington, D.C. area. She specializes in writing about diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer, mental health, and many other health topics. In addition to dLife, some of her recent articles appear in Woman’s Day, Costco Connection, and The New Physician, as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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by Brenda Bell
I don't often write about mental health issues. Mostly that's because I was brought up to believe in "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" and "therapy usually does more harm than good". That story is not up for discussion; it's at least as strongly ingrained in me as Creationism is in literalist religious denominations. That said, it's hard to live surrounded by modern media and remain ignorant of the "signs and symptoms of clinical depression". But...