Mental Health

The world as a whole has become much more aware of mental health issues in recent years. As more and more people are diagnosed with anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and ADHD, MedShadow is here to help you understand how your treatments — from drugs to electrical stimulation — affect you.

Learn how to manage the side effects of drugs that target the brain and offer guidance on lifestyle changes that might help you safely reduce your dosage when the time comes.

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Bipolar Disorder: A Q&A with Dr. Candida Fink

Frequently asked questions about diagnosing bipolar disorder are answered by Dr. Candida Fink An estimated 5.7 million American adults have bipolar disorder, which is a mental illness characterized by...

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Can I Take This Drug While Pregnant?

In the last week of September 2021, a group of more than 90 doctors and researchers published a call to action, cautioning against the liberal use of Tylenol (acetaminophen)...

Hospital-Induced Delirium

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...

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, it effectively controlled both her fibromyalgia-related nerve pain and...

Bipolar Disorder: Fast Facts

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by drastic and intense shifts in energy, mood and activity level. Individuals can be...

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 effects are unknown. Two decades ago, ketamine was known...

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 beginning the drug treatment, she says, she started experiencing...

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 he was unable to get away from work, he...