In psychiatrists’ offices, all around the world, women are being presented with something of a Sophie’s Choice – let your mental illness go untreated, or play with the risks (known and unknown) of medication exposure in pregnancy. One in four women of reproductive age are psychiatrically medicated in this country with approximately 6% to 15%
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.
Since the discovery of DNA, the central dogma of genetic translation has lured us in with a simple path from genes to illness. With the completion of the Human Genome Project, however, we were forced to begin to explore the limitations of the mutation model of illness and our assumptions about the biology behind illness
This blog post contains excerpts from my new book, Own Your Self, now available for pre-order. Have you ever been in a life free fall? Complete with the sense that you’re heading towards inevitable doom, your insides are twisted up in your throat, and your mind is screaming ‘NO!’ as you wince your way through
This blog post contains excerpts from my new book, Own Your Self, now available for pre-order. Ever look around and feel like we are all either shut-down and depressed or wired and on the edge? Or both? We humans are having a particularly hard time, and despite the projection of our inner chaos all over
This blog post contains excerpts from my new book, Own Your Self, now available for pre-order. “How much longer?” I pleaded in the direction of the long space-time tunnel that separated me from my midwife. My mind had leapt back on stage and grabbed the mic. You can’t do this, it said. You’re going to