Medication Monday: Wellbutrin

Today’s Medication Monday takes a look at the antidepressant Wellbutrin (Bupropion).  Unlike some of the other antidepressants that this series has covered, Wellbutrin is chemically distinct from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), instead belonging to a group of drugs known as aminoketones. However, like SSRIs, Wellbutrin can be used to improve mood, treating both major […]

The Season for SAD

The days are getting shorter. The weather is getting colder. Furnaces are coming out of their summer stupor and sweaters are reemerging from the closet. Winter is coming, the season of SAD, or seasonal affective disorder.  The DSM-V specifies that it is a disorder marked by symptoms of major depressive disorder occurring during the winter […]

 And Music is The In Between

Sunday night, I went to see my favorite band, We Banjo 3, with my wife. The trio of four Irishmen from Galway blend traditional Irish music with American bluegrass and folk styles. And while the music alone is reason enough for me to love them, they are also incredibly supportive of mental health awareness.  I […]

Medication Mondays: Abilify

It is Monday, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays. This week, I take a look at Abilify (Aripiprazole).  Abilify is an anti-psychotic. Like other mental health medications, it works to restore the chemical balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It is used for a variety of mental health conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar […]