Increasing Antidepressant Dose Is Not Effective By Zenobia Morrill A team of researchers in Germany investigated the common clinical practice of increasing the antidepressant dose when patients do not respond to the initial treatment. The results of their systematic review of the literature, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry,found no support for
Benzo Withdrawal: Why Don't Doctors Know? By Rebecca Belschner, FNP This question runs through the head of so many who have experienced benzodiazepine withdrawal: “Why? Why doesn’t my doctor/provider know what is happening to me? Why does he/she disregard that I do know what is happening to me? Why do they refuse to confirm
ADHD: Disempowerment By Diagnosis By David Mielke, M.S. “Mr. Mielke, I won’t be able to complete the assignment. I have ADHD.” “I don’t have to copy those notes from the board; someone needs to copy them for me.” “You can’t say ‘No’ to me; I can take the final exam in the
The Breaking Point: One Woman's Story By Michele Waterman April 22, 2018 My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After taking psych meds for sixteen years, I can honestly say I’ve given traditional
A Scientific Look at the Chemical Imbalance Theory A detailed look at the chemical imbalance theory of mental disorders including the theory's history and the scientific findings about it. See what some of the todays leading psychiatric researchers say about the chemical imbalance theory. This video is presented by Jeff Baker from AdvancingMentalHealth.org.
Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Increases Bipolar and Schizophrenia Risk by Deborah Brauser | Medscape Substance-induced psychosis, especially from cannabis, is significantly linked with later development of both bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia, new research suggests. In a study of almost 6800 patients in Denmark who experienced psychosis induced by any type of substance, almost