Medication Monday: Placebos 

It sadly is not a trick of the mind. It is in fact Monday again. But that doesn’t just mean that it is time for most of us to go back to work. It also means it is time for another Medication Monday, the weekly series that provides brief introduction to mental health medications. Although […]

Medication Monday: Cymbalta 

We survived the Thanksgiving holiday and the weekend, but now it is once again Monday, which means it is time for Medication Monday. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Cymbalta (duloxetine).  In addition to treating depression, Cymbalta can treat nerve pain caused by diabetes, as well as treating chronic pain caused by conditions […]

Medication Monday: Lithium

Hope everyone is just as excited by the prospect of a short week as I am! I am kicking off this shortened week as I always do, with the latest installment of our weekly series, Medication Monday. Today we are talking about lithium. Lithium is a naturally occurring element found in trace amounts in almost […]

The Struggle vs The Battle

I’ve talked before about the importance of using the right language when talking about mental health issues. Today, I want to expand on that by looking at two ways that I talk about my experience: the struggle vs the battle. I don’t know that I intend any difference between the two terms. I use them […]

Medication Monday: Celexa

Today’s installment of Medication Monday is taking a look at the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram). Like some of the other antidepressants I’ve discussed in this series, Celexa is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which works by adjusting the levels of various neurotransmitters in your brain.  Celexa may help with depression, and may also offer users […]

Medication Monday: CBD

It is Monday, which of course means that today’s post is another installment of Medication Monday. Today, I am talking about cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that is legal across all 50 states. While it won’t get you high, it has shown considerable promise in managing a variety of […]

Medication Monday: Thorazine 

The extra hour this weekend didn’t prevent Monday from coming, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday. This week, we are talking about Thorazine (Chlorpromazine). Thorazine is an anti-psychotic that is used to treat a variety of mood and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, psychosis, the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and behavioral […]