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    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a situation that doesn’t always have a clear solution. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be sufficient to help your child manage their emotions. But in others, your child may need therapy, medication, or both. 

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    July 11, 2019

    Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

    When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

    Medication non-adherence, the technical term for not taking your medication as directed, can have serious health repercussions. It’s responsible for 50% of treatment failures for chronic conditions and 125,000 deaths in the United States each year.

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    January 26, 2018

    Stepping Off the Medication Merry-Go-Round

    It took me 40 years after a near-death experience to get my life back to normal. And if I hadn’t taken a genetic test to help identify which medications would be best for me, I have no doubt I would still be in a world of hurt.

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    December 8, 2017

    To Treat Depression: Therapy or Antidepressants?

    Every year, nearly 16 million Americans experience depression and seek medical treatment. This decision marks the beginning of an often stressful process of trying various medications to find the best treatment plan. Patients may have to fill out forms that include screening questions and/or may be asked to share intimate details. The diagnosis of depression often leaves patients with the choice between psychotherapy, medication or both.

    Continue Reading...
    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a situation that doesn’t always have a clear solution. In some cases, lifestyle changes may be sufficient to help your child manage their emotions. But in others, your child may need therapy, medication, or both. 

    Continue Reading...
    July 11, 2019

    Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

    When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

    Medication non-adherence, the technical term for not taking your medication as directed, can have serious health repercussions. It’s responsible for 50% of treatment failures for chronic conditions and 125,000 deaths in the United States each year.

    Continue Reading...
    January 26, 2018

    Stepping Off the Medication Merry-Go-Round

    It took me 40 years after a near-death experience to get my life back to normal. And if I hadn’t taken a genetic test to help identify which medications would be best for me, I have no doubt I would still be in a world of hurt.

    Continue Reading...
    December 8, 2017

    To Treat Depression: Therapy or Antidepressants?

    Every year, nearly 16 million Americans experience depression and seek medical treatment. This decision marks the beginning of an often stressful process of trying various medications to find the best treatment plan. Patients may have to fill out forms that include screening questions and/or may be asked to share intimate details. The diagnosis of depression often leaves patients with the choice between psychotherapy, medication or both.

    Continue Reading...

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