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

Thankful: A Simple & Poetic Message

why am i anxious

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend here in the States. That may, or may not, be meaningful to you. I get it. Still, as much as may be wrong in the life of someone enduring a mood or anxiety disorder, being thankful – even for something minuscule – is a good and healing practice…

Chips Off the Old Block: You’ll Love These Yummy Research Morsels

is there a cure for depression

It’s time for another in our “Chips Off the Old Block” series. This go-round we’re going to feature a common antioxidant as a bipolar depression treatment, the negative impact of social media upon depression and loneliness, and an app that helps teens with depression. Tap-in and let’s nibble on some morsels…

Benjamin Rush, MD: The Father of American Psychiatry

history of psychiatry

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…

are benzodiazepines dangerous

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…