The DSM-5 will take its official introductory bow at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in San Francisco later this month. With all of the controversy surrounding it and the utter folly of what it will include, I got to asking myself: Why do I need it? Well, the answer is I don’t and I’m [...]
What do clients want most from mental health treatment? The answer is: expertise that delivers results. This is all that counts.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder first established its fad status in the mid-1980s and then into the 90s as a diagnosis with childhood onset. As a fad pioneer, it gave way to runaway bipolar diagnosis in youth, but now appears to have made a comeback.
You can read a 600- page text on the biochemistry of psychiatric medications; become enmeshed in the marvels of neuroscience; design highly complex drug regimens for patients; and still not know a thing until the patient swallows the first pill.
Quillivant XR establishes itself as the first, once-daily, extended-release formulation of liquid methylphenidate for ADHD. In simple terms this is a long-acting liquid Ritalin. I like this product and believe that it will serve its users well for these reasons:
I’ve found that self-esteem is all about control of your own life. And this control is contingent upon your ability to organize your life. This means following your own bent; not subjecting yourself to someone else’s “playbook” in place of your own; being able to access what you need when you need it; having discretionary [...]
Not sleeping well? Do an assessment of your life circumstances first. What’s on your mind when your head hit the pillow at night? Is it the same issue or a number of different concerns? What’s keeping you from resolving these issues? If you were to resolve them, how would your life be different? This is [...]
Watch Joe talk about his new book: Psychopharmacology Straight Talk on Mental Health Medications: