I remember once feeling like I was offering my patients a warm, nurturing hug when I would give them a diagnosis, or confirm it, after a consultation. “It’s the nature of Bipolar Disorder,” I would say “…it’s just part of your lineage, a brain chemistry condition, that thankfully, we can manage if you stick with
We’ve been told a story about depression – that you are born with a chemical imbalance that requires lifelong medication. Get ready for some myth-busting around the benefits, risks, and the truth about what depression is.
By Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus. The original post can be found here. Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed
Clear. Present. Vital. This is how I would describe what Rose feels like to be with, today. But she hasn’t always felt that way, to herself or to others, and she is ready to tell us about how she she went from a state of chronic depression, feeling suicidal, and even being disabled to
Artists are like our canaries in the coal mine. They dare to feel. They need to expand. Create. Share. In so many ways, our culture has no room for this. We put these artists in boxes, on stages, constrain them, commoditize them. And these are the ones that are in touch with their gift… What
Can Natural Methods Work for Hormonal Imbalance Treatment? There is a significant disconnect today in the world of women’s health. In many traditional healing systems, women’s wisdom was passed down between grandmothers and mothers, daughters and sisters. Female fertility, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding. Postpartum and menopause were spoken about, learned and embraced. Women empowered one