Depression

1Q: What questions does Julie, the author’s patient, have about the long-term effects of taking antidepressants?                                                                                                                                                                           1A: How could have the drugs affected her psychological development and core identity.
2Q: What does it mean that “depression is often a chronic, recurring illness”?                                                                   2A: Many younger people are beginning to take antidepressants.
3Q: How do the risks of taking antidepressants compare with the risks of not taking them?                                              3A: The risk of taking antidepressants is very slim, and after the risks of suicide attempts decreased, so did the risk of the treatment.                                                                                                                                                                                  4Q: Why aren’t the available studies of antidepressants helpful in determining the drugs’ long-term effects, especially on those who begin treatment in their youth?                                                                                                    4A: No one knows about the effects of antidepressants in younger individuals.                                                                                                                          
5Q: Why is the public skeptical about research done by drug makers? 5A: There is no proof of the drug being a long-term threat to it’s patients.                                                                                                                                                          6Q: What does the author suggest as one possible approach to the lack of reliable long-term studies of the effects of antidepressants?                                                                                                                                                                      6A: No one has enough information on  the affects on antidepressant treatment in younger patients.

InstaHamlet

When I watched the montage of “Hamlet” impressions on the New York Times post, the one that stood out the most to me was the one with the girl holding the knife and saying “Take out arms against the sea of troubles!”. I think I like this one best because it seemed very Shakesperean. The girl was wearing a costume and she seemed like she was very in character.

Blogging

I feel like I am a pretty good blogger, because I always write very accurate facebook statuses and I am a great writer. WordPress is a great way to practice blogging because when you post something onto that site, it give you motivation. On the contrary, however, I think I like to post more pictures and stories than blog posts and/or statuses, because I use social media more than blogging websites. I seem to notice younger people using Instagram, Snapchat, etc, while older people may use websites, such as blogger, or they might have their own facebook pages online.