Why do I take so many medications?

Many Medications

When I finished medical school 20 years ago, I rarely saw patients taking 10 different medications... even five was a lot. Now I frequently see … [Read more...]

Gardening with ADD

Gardening with ADHD

Many of us avoid gardening. Too many times, we plant the most beautiful rose bushes, only to have them get blight and die when we forget about them … [Read more...]

On Beyond Ritalin

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"I know what I'll do and it really can't fail Let's mix a few up, make a custom cocktail. We'll mix and we'll match from these drugs on my … [Read more...]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

body dysmorphic disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, (BDD) is listed in the DSM-IV under somatization disorders, but clinically, it seems to have similarities to … [Read more...]

Setting Back the Clock on Dementia

Setting back clock dementia

Maybe it happened when your wife got lost driving to theneighborhood market. Or when your father received a cut-off notice because a utility bill was … [Read more...]

How Therapy Heals

Everyone has "crazy" thoughts at times... things that seem strange ... foolish... or frightening. A woman might think of quitting a job that supports … [Read more...]

Anxiety in the Elderly

While anxiety disorders occur throughout the life-span, there are important differences in anxiety disorders occurring in older patients. … [Read more...]

Mood Swings and Drug Abuse

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Which came first, the drugs or the mood swings? Too often, I have to figure this out. His parents or … [Read more...]

Attention Deficit Disorder and Medication: The Basics

AD/HD and Medication: The Basics There has been controversy about the use of medications to treat both children and adults with Attention Deficit … [Read more...]

Panic, Phobias, and Agoraphobia

Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Isolated Phobias Panic attacks can occur in the context of several psychiatric conditions. A panic attack is a … [Read more...]

When a Parent is Depressed

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Depression can occur at almost any phase of life. However, it can have a special impact if it occurs in the parent of young children. Postpartum … [Read more...]

Bedwetting and ADHD

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AD/HD and Enuresis (Bedwetting) Enuresis (bedwetting) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD or ADD) are both common conditions that can … [Read more...]