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May 20, 2020

Tricyclic medications were first introduced in 1957 for the treatment of
depression. Imipramine was the first tricyclic medication shown to be efficacious
for the treatment of depression. Not long after, clomipramine, doxepin,
nortriptyline, and others were subsequentl...

April 21, 2020

The ketogenic diet has been researched for its health benefits for nearly 100 years (Bostock, Kirkby, & Taylor, 2017). In the 1920s, it was utilized as a treatment option for epilepsy (Wheless JW, 2008). Recently, it has become more researched as a potential treatment...

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is an illness that has an influence on the way people feel, think, and act.  Some individuals suffer a single episode of depression, while others have multiple episodes during their lifetime.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Men...

A Tale of Four Pathways

Psychosis is found in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders, and drug abuse.  These symptoms are often treated with antipsychotic medications (Sadock, Sadock & Ruiz, 2015). Antipsychotics are effective in treating the posi...

Pregnenolone is a steroidal hormone which is manufactured primarily by the adrenal glands (Understanding adrenal function - DHEA, Cortisol, Pregnenolone, 2000). This natural hormone is known to have a number of beneficial effects, including memory enhancement and reduc...

March 21, 2019

We’ve all heard the sayings and words regarding mental health: “Crazy”, “Out of their mind”, “Lost their marbles”, and more. There is a significant stigma – known as a mark of disgrace or shame regarding both situations and people - surrounding mental health. From stru...

March 13, 2019

Your anxiety may feel suffocating. Your depression may have you spiraling. ADHD may render you unproductive or feeling frazzled. It’s time to reach out for help, but where do you begin? Finding a psychiatric mental health provider for the first time, or even transferri...

February 25, 2019

Current Practices of Treating Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease 

What are Cholinesterase Inhibitors? 

Cholinesterase inhibitors essentially work to increase the volume and activity of neurotransmitters to improve memory, thought and judgment in patients with early to mode...

What is a "Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder?"

There are several mental health disorders that can affect women and their families during the “perinatal” period which is the time of pregnancy or anytime during the first year after birth.  There is a greater occurrence...

September 14, 2018

What is Ketamine?


Ketamine is an NMDA antagonist meaning it blocks the NMDA (N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) brain receptor. It is a schedule III anesthetic agent that was approved by the FDA in 1970.
Historically, Ketemine has been used as an anesthetic medication during surger...

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