STRUGGLING with DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, or BIPOLARITY? LEARNING can really HELP. Start with ARTICLES above or Topics below. Ty! Bill

Benjamin Rush, MD: The Father of American Psychiatry

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History: we all have one. So do rocks, for that matter. Thing of it is, for so many reasons, history is important – individually and collectively. And so it goes for our fields of interest, psychiatry and psychology. Let’s get to know Benjamin Rush, MD, the Father of American Psychiatry…

Benzodiazepines: Time to Say Good-Bye? Here’s Help…

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Benzodiazepines: the good news and bad news, right? I mean, if you’re being knocked-around by anxiety, they can bring quick relief. But, of course, there’s that huge multifaceted downside. Nah, they’re really not worth it. Is it time to say good-bye? Tap-in for help…

The OPIOID CRISIS: Plenty of Treatment Need-to-Knows

Do opioids work like antidepressants

Each and every day in the US some 120 people die subsequent to an opioid overdose. If lives weren’t enough, the total economic burden of prescription opioid abuse is right at $80 billion a year. This is stunning crisis news that calls for action. And action has to include education. Tap-in and we’ll hit the treatment neck of the woods…

The POWER of the BASICS: TOUCH (with poetry)

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So many therapies, so many meds. All sorts of fixes for tormented heads. Losing the forest because of the trees. The power of the basics to calm the disease. In the name of poetic justice, tap-in and let’s talk “touch”…

Depression Meds: Where We Are & Where We’re (Maybe) Going

Are there any new meds for depression

86 billion neurons, one quadrillion neural synapses, 3-100 terabytes of memory, 400 miles of blood vessels. Any wonder our brains remain a mystery? But it sure makes living with a mood or anxiety disorder hard, doesn’t it? Still, there’s hope. Tap-in and we’ll catch-up on the state, and future, of depression meds…