DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column about the parents of the 40-year-old son with depression. I have depression, and it took 10 months of trying multiple medications before I started to respond. Many of the symptoms and feelings I had during this time were worse than how I felt before taking …

Q: A Christian (but very liberal) adoption agency recently turned down our application because they disapprove of our parenting approach, which is your parenting approach. We told them we subscribe to your philosophy and do things like sending the kids to bed early due to whining and tantrum…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I've had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on "active surveillance." My PSAs have been high but steady, running around 7.8 to 9.2. I have a greatly enlarged prostate, which I believe contributes to the high PSA numbers.

Thought for Today: "All life is a concatenation of ephemeralities." - Alfred E. Kahn, American economist (1917-2010).

Q: I have a 2008 Toyota Camry Solara convertible with a sporadic brake issue. Occasionally, the car will lunge forward when the brake is applied as though the accelerator is stuck. I have taken the car to two separate Toyota dealers who cannot diagnose the problem (they say the car performs …

Thought for Today: "There are mighty few people who think what they think they think." - Robert Henri, American artist (1865-1929).

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman. The only prescription medication I take is for dry eyes. I recently visited my new primary physician for the first time, and she had me do a breathing test, where I exhaled into a tube to measure airflow. I was told to breathe deeply and exha…

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2019. There are 131 days left in the year.

Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide has prompted a rash of conspiracy theories about how a wealthy man in an infamous criminal case could have been left to kill himself.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have scleroderma with Raynaud's phenomenon, and friends and family members have told me that I might get help from Viagra.

Thought for Today: "I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential." - Shirley Chisholm, American politician (1924-2005).

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2019. There are 132 days left in the year.

Q. I am the second wife of the father of a bride who is getting married in October. We are now divorced as well, but I got very close to the bride while I was married to her father, so I have been invited to the wedding. I know not to wear the same color as the bridal party and there's a din…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have always read that when you are having your blood pressure taken, your arm should be elevated above your heart. When mine is taken this way, it is normal, around 120/70. When I go to the doctor, my blood pressure is taken with my arm hanging at my side. I often get a muc…

Thought for Today: "Justice is conscience, not a personal conscience but the conscience of the whole of humanity." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian author (1918-2008).

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year.

Chicago notched a win for an endangered species this summer as a pair of Great Lakes piping plovers nested and successfully launched two offspring, with the help of many watchful volunteers and one canceled music festival. Elsewhere, news was dire for struggling species and their habitats.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was caught in a video screaming expletives when someone made the mistake of calling him "Fredo," referring to the fictional character Fredo Corleone from "The Godfather" films.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend whose daughter has an egg allergy. She said her daughter will break out in a rash if she eats anything that even has trace amounts of egg in it. Another friend of hers told her to use CBD oil to prevent reactions, but I am skeptical. I cannot find anything cre…

Thought for Today: "Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!" - Philander Chase Johnson, American author (1866-1939).

Today is Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2019. There are 134 days left in the year.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your column about the parents of the 40-year-old son with depression. I have depression, and it took 10 months of trying multiple medications before I started to respond. Many of the symptoms and feelings I had during this time were worse than how I felt before taking …