I struggled with depression, mood swings, and a truly lackluster sex drive for years.
One of the leading side effects of Paxil is that it leads patients to suicidal attempts. In a 2011 FDA report, 11 suicidal
Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
In my infinite wisdom, while out with some girlfriends at a ladies-day-out event, I thought it would be brilliant to have
Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice.
The first generation of modern sleeping pills, barbiturates, hit the U.S. market in the early 1900s. They had their own serious
Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person's response to drugs. This relatively new field allows us to combine pharmacology and genomics to develop effective and safe medication dosages which are specific to an individual's DNA makeup. This means minimizing side effects from the drugs!
-- Age 26, Richmond, California 6. "At points I've stopped taking my meds." For anyone experiencing a decreased sex drive
I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.
If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.