Many physicians prescribe antidepressants for individuals with mood disorders such as anxiety, chronic pain, and depression. In certain circumstances, medication is only necessary for a short time, while other diagnoses might require a change in the prescription dosage or a different type as part of effective long-term treatment. If you need to stop taking antidepressants,...Read More
Antidepressants Antidepressants are one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in modern medicine. These drugs are highly effective, non-addictive, and relatively safe. Many people think that antidepressants make a depressed person happy; however, that is not how these drugs work. Antidepressants are prescribed mostly for those individuals with major depressive disorder but they are also...Read More
New research suggests that the elderly are twice as likely to take psychiatric drugs but are half as likely to see a psychiatrist, compared to young adults, UPI reports. The findings raise concerns about bad interactions between such drugs and the host of other medications older adults are likely prescribed. “Our findings suggest that psychotropic...Read More
An overview of heart disease in the United States In case you didn’t realize it, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are the general facts, as the CDC outlines them: About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United...Read More
Look what the dog found in the garage! How many helmets do you have around your home? Our associate was organizing his garage this past weekend and suddenly realized that over the years his family has accumulated a lot of helmets – bike helmets, a hockey helmet, a ski helmet, a football helmet, rock climbing...Read More
Depression by the numbers… We often speak about depression and treatment for major depressive disorder; however, we don’t always drill down into the numbers of people in the United States who have major depressive disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH): Major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the...Read More
How much do you remember of your preschool or kindergarten days? How you respond to this question really depends quite a bit on how long ago you were of preschool age (say 4-6 years old). If you ask a friend or associate, “Do you remember your kindergarten days?” Their answers will vary. They may remember...Read More
Do you take any prescription drugs? If you answered “no” to today’s question, then you should know that if you live in the United States you are in the minority. According to a new study 70% of Americans are taking at least one prescription medication. We have written often about prescription drugs and prescription drug...Read More
Side Effects will open nationwide this weekend “one pill can change your life…” Over the past few months many movies have debuted which deal with mood disorders, addiction, alcoholism, and depression. We have posted about a few of these movies and it seems that our followers enjoyed reading these posts. For the record, while we...Read More
English: Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.” …Leonard Cohen Holidays and depression This is the time of year when many people...Read More
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