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Medications

Medications are not always indicated for the treatment of depression and depend, in part, on patient choice and severity of depression as well. If you and your provider decide that medication is needed to treat your depression it is important for you to do your part in achieving success.  Take your depression medication exactly as […]

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  Weighing the Risks:  The Coming Of Age On Antidepressants  By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D. “I’ve grown up on medication,” my patient Julie told me recently. “I don’t have a sense of who I really am without it.” At 31, she had been on one antidepressant or another nearly continuously since she was 14. There […]

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  Weighing the Risks:  The Coming Of Age On Antidepressants  By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D. “I’ve grown up on medication,” my patient Julie told me recently. “I don’t have a sense of who I really am without it.” At 31, she had been on one antidepressant or another nearly continuously since she was 14. There […]

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Fibromyalgia Pain at Night Do you toss and turn at night because of fibromyalgia pain or discomfort? “People with fibromyalgia tend to have very disturbed sleep,” says Doris Cope, MD, director of Pain Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “Even if they sleep 10 hours a night, they still feel fatigued, don’t […]

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2006) — People who get scared when they experience a pounding heart, sweaty palms or dizziness — even if the cause is something as mundane as stress, exercise or caffeine — are more likely to develop a clinical case of anxiety or panic disorder, according to a Florida State University researcher in […]

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2006) — People who get scared when they experience a pounding heart, sweaty palms or dizziness — even if the cause is something as mundane as stress, exercise or caffeine — are more likely to develop a clinical case of anxiety or panic disorder, according to a Florida State University researcher in […]

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2008) — The brains of individuals with major depressive disorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity, according to a new report.   “Chronic pain and depression are common and often overlapping syndromes,” the authors write as background […]

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ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2008) — The brains of individuals with major depressive disorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity, according to a new report.   “Chronic pain and depression are common and often overlapping syndromes,” the authors write as background […]

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By LAWRENCE KUTNER WHEN I was 4 years old, my parents, who were atheists, thought I should have a choice of celebrating either Christmas or Hanukkah. When I found out that you receive presents on only one day for Christmas, but if you celebrate Hanukkah you get them for several days, my choice was clear. […]

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    What is it with the holidays? We’re supposed to be happy, merry, and all too often, we’re depressed, anxious, and stressed. The pre-enlightened Scrooge had the right idea, we think. Bah, humbug, we say! But if Scrooge can turn it around, why can’t we? After all, are any of us as hard a […]

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