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Taking Supplements to Cure Addiction by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm A question from a reader: I had a very serious back injury and was prescribed pain medications for this and it snowballed from there. I went from taking percocet for pain as prescribed to stealing oxycontin and crushing it whole just to stay out of withdrawal in a matter of a couple years. While I never injected or snorted anything, I feel my ... Read on »
National Public Radio on Prozac: Education or Spin Control? by Jeff L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 6:29am Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. INTRODUCTION On March 26, 2008, the NPR sponsored radio show The Infinite Mind presented “Prozac Nation: Revisited.” The program focused on the efficacy and safety of antidepressants. Fred Goodwin, host of the show, is an esteemed psychiatrist who once served as Director of the National Institutes of Mental Health ( ... Read on »
Linea's Treatment Story by Linea Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 01 Apr 2010 12:00am The first thing I like to say when I hear people struggling with a new diagnosis of anything is: "thank god you can now start figuring out a treatment to help you feel better/to help your life get put back together/to help you stop hurting so much". In my previous post I ended saying, "why do we love the diagnosis..." because we can fina ... Read on »
What Antipsychotics and Benzodiazepines Look Like On People’s Faces by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Mar 2010 5:39am 1 Comment By Carole B. Larkin Alzheimer's Reading Room Bob’s recent articles on antipsychotics and benzodiazepines along with Jolene’s description of her dad in the psychiatric ward on her blog triggered something that caused me to go back to an article I read in an Aging Well. The article by Marty Eng, PharmD, CGP, FASCP in the appear ... Read on »
~Mental Health Monday Guestblogger~ Brianna's story by OJTLBlog Posted Mon 24 May 2010 12:00am Introducing Brianna as today's MentalHealthMonday guestblogger From the very beginning, before anyone knew what (if anything) was wrong with me, my friends referred to me as the “Definition of Mental Illness”. Meaning that if you looked up mental illness in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of me. This is my story. I don’t kn ... Read on »
My story: Katie Hogg. by Shireen Hand Posted Sat 19 Jan 2013 2:00am Katie is a beautiful endo sister that I met on Twitter last year. Always trying to support others and find the positive for her endo sisters, I doubt any of us really knew how she was feeling. Here, Katie shares her story with us... It all started in 1985 when, at age 10, my first period arrived. It was nothing particularly memorable. ... Read on »
Medications A-Z: The Prozac Family (SSRIs) by Dr. Silva Medical Doctor Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 5:50pm The most commonly prescribed class of antidepressants today are the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the so-called "Prozac family" of medications, of which Prozac was the prototype, but which also includes Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, and Lexapro. They are widely prescribed because they are very safe and generally well-tol ... Read on »
UNUSUAL VISITS TO THE VET by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Oct 2012 12:00am Now that we're getting closer to Election Day, the Presidential debates have begun.  These debates usually draw a lot of attention, although perhaps not from everyone.  This "viewer" apparently has decided he's had enough....      Any dog or cat owner who has sat in the waiting room or reception area of a veterinary h ... Read on »
Prozac : 50% Placebo Effect? by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Tue 07 Aug 2012 12:00am It goes by names – Fluoxetine, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra, Oxactin, Ranflutin – but it is best known as Prozac.  Prozac is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI).  SSRI’s are a class of drugs intended to block reuptake of serotonin, a mood regulating neurotransmitter, at the synapse.  The inhibition of the reuptake process is b ... Read on »
My Story – Part 2 by Mandy A. Posted Mon 11 Jun 2012 8:41pm If you haven’t read Part 1 of my story , check it out before reading any further. So here I was at 16 years old and told I have depression.  When you are so young it is a hard thing to swallow.  I felt embarrassed to have a mental illness.  Sadly stereotypes and stigmas about mental illnesses left me feeling alone and unable to relate to an ... Read on »