Sometimes the best advice comes from people with lived experience. Dr. Heather Gonzales is a behavioral therapist and […]
It’s not easy to make decisions when you’re depressed, and even harder to put them into action. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Leonard Cohen’s life-long depression slowly dissolved when he moved to Mumbai to study meditation. This new study may explain why.
The research is clear. This stuff works. Not very powerfully, and it takes a while to get in […]
It’s official. Simple dietary changes can treat depression. The first study came out in 2017, and it was […]
First, before treatment actually starts, you and your doctor must be sure that you don’t have thyroid changes […]
Between bipolar and depression is a range of mood problems called the mood spectrum. It includes bipolar II, depression with mixed features, and depressions that don’t respond well to antidepressants.
Summary When a patient with bipolar disorder is taking an antidepressant, and the decision is made to stop […]
You’ve heard it before, exercise is a great for your health, everyone should, etc. etc. Let’s take a […]
A brief literature search (12/2014) reveals no systematic study of mood relative to low-or-no carbohydrate diets like the “Atkins […]
Brain Changes in Mood Disorders Two things I’d love for you to learn here: Psychiatry isn’t about Freud […]
Summary Lithium orotate might be a good idea, especially for some people. It may have some risks too. […]
A reader just wrote and explained that she was thinking about trying to talk her provider into lurasidone […]
Don’t dismiss this medication too fast. You’ll hear olanzapine described as an antipsychotic as well as a “mood […]
Quetiapine is not like the other “atypical antipsychotics” (olanzapine, risperidone, ziprasidone, aripiprazole): Quetiapine has clear antidepressant effects in bipolar […]
At least 5 psychotherapy approaches for bipolar disorder have been been shown to be of benefit when added […]
Rapid treatment of depression without medications Summary: It treats depression in a day, but it’s not easy, and […]
Blue light penetrates water better than other wavelengths. Isn’t that pretty? It’s also important. This is most likely […]