Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical
I have studied, taught, and published in the field of reproductive psychiatry. I’ve treated women in every stage of the reproductive cycle. And, I’m a working mom. So, I’m acutely interested in and aware of the many ways in which modern medicine is impacting, and sometimes hurting women and their children – more than helping them. In this category you’ll find a wide range of topics of interest to mothers, and mother’s to be.
I’ve always been allergic to dogma. In any institutional setting – educational, religious, medical, and most definitely, airports! – I find myself developing hives and hot flashes whenever I need to follow rules that make no sense. I made a beeline to self-employment. To me, rules for rules sake tend to represent, at their core,
Note: The author acknowledges, with great compassion, that this is a challenging topic for the many individuals who make the difficult decision to begin treatment with psychiatric medication. All patients must be given the most complete and accurate information about these medications, including: side effects (risk for dependence, violence, impulsivity, etc), the importance of properly
Our Break from the Divine Feminine To do lists. Email. Facebook. Appointments. Commutes. Packing lunch. Making that call. Hustling for that deadline. Ignoring the elephant of your sexless marriage, looming in the corner of the room. Feeling inadequate. Feeling like it’s too much. Like you don’t care. But also like you can’t stop caring. The
Game Change: Macro Implications of the Microbiome We are almost a decade and a half into a new paradigm. One that decenters the gene-centric model of our flesh-robot existence. We are no longer just discrete individual entities trying to hack out a living until we die and disintegrate into nothingness. We can no longer justify