Over the last five years, an often forgotten piece of U.S. federal legislation – the…
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Hospital-induced delirium is when patients (most often elderly ones) become confused, anxious, aggressive and in some cases have verbal and physical outbursts while in the hospital. This sudden and severe change in mental status affects more than seven million hospitalized Americans each year.
The Right Way to Get Off Antidepressants
Crissi Estep had been on Cymbalta (duloxetine) for a few years when the medication seemed to stop working. At first,…
Bipolar Disorder: Fast Facts
What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by drastic and intense shifts…
6 Things to Know About Ketamine for Depression
The anesthetic ketamine is increasingly being used off-label for depression. The drug seems to work rapidly, but its long-term side…
Anxiety Is a Surprisingly Common Side Effect of Many Medicines
If you’ve recently started experiencing anxiety that’s disrupting your life, it could also be a side effect of a medicine you take.
Suicidal Ideation: It May be Your Medications
Shortly after she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, Sarah Lawrence was prescribed Otezla (apremilast). In less than two months after…
Stress Need Not Be Your Constant Companion
Physician’s assistant Ben Tanner lives alone. During the pandemic, he’s spent much of the time at home, working online. Because…
I was living in a tunnel vision of dark depression, and there was barely a glimmer of hope at the…
The first response to a child’s inability to focus on projects or homework is too often medicine. If there were a reliable non-pharmaceutical solution to teach your child how to focus, would you try it?
Anxiety Medications Fast Facts
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, but for some people, it can become overwhelming and debilitating. People with types…
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