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Bipolar Laid Bare

How Depression Affects Daily Life

Living with bipolar is difficult, to say the least. There are doctor’s appointments, medications to remember, therapy appointments and keeping track of symptoms. That’s on top of dealing with the symptoms themselves. Mood episodes are unpredictable. They come and go without patterns. These moods don’t exist in a vacuum. You can’t compartmentalize them and deal with life on one hand and depression on the other. I’m currently in the midst of a depressive...
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ADHD Symptoms

Schizophrenia And Some Facts

In my previous blogs I have discussed Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, as well as ADHD.  In this blog I will discuss Schizophrenia and Psychosis.  This article will discuss the basics on Schizophrenia.  In particular, it will discuss the criteria for the positive, negative,...
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ADHD

Four Key Symptoms Of ADHD

Introduction

The DSM-5 lists the criteria for ADHD.  However, in this article according to , I will provide you with the four key symptoms of ADHD.  They include: Impulsitivity, Overactivity, Inattention, and also Distractibility.

Impulsitivity

According to , the first symptom of ADHD is impulsitivity.  For example kids can be impatient.  They can have trouble waiting their turn in school in the lunch line.  They often interrupt people during conversations.  In addition, they  also might engage in risky behavior.  According to...
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General

Physical Dependence vs. Addiction


A few months ago, a physician and good friend, Dr. Jennifer Schneider, called me out for inadvertently conflating physical dependence with addiction. What I have realized since then is many (maybe most) clinicians, not to mention the general public, have little to no idea that physical dependence and substance addiction are not synonymous. Hence, this article.

Physical dependence is a property (a side effect, so to speak) of certain drugs. Physical dependence occurs because your body...
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