Medication Monday: Vraylar

It is Monday once again, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers readers a brief, informative introduction to various mental health medications. This series is not meant as a substitute for medical advice, however. Finding the right mental health medication should be done by a medical professional, […]

Medication Monday: Effexor

It is a new year and time for a new installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications, with the hope of educating and reducing the stigma surrounding the use of mental health medication. As I say every week, this series is not meant as a substitute […]

Medication Monday: A Year in Review

It is the final Monday of 2019, which means it is time for the final Medication Monday of 2019. And while it might seem silly to do a year in review for something that only started several months ago, that is exactly what I am going to do. Even though I don’t have a full […]

Medication Mondays: Ativan

We have time for one last Medication Monday before Christmas. But regardless of where you are with your Christmas prep, there is no need to be anxious because this week we are talking about the anti-anxiety medication Ativan (Lorazepam).  Ativan is a medication belonging to the class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It acts by […]

Medication Monday: Latuda

It is time once again for Medication Monday, the weekly series that looks at mental health medications, with the goal of informing readers and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health medication. Today, we are talking about Latuda (lurasidone).  Latuda is a medication in the class of medications known as ”antipsychotics.” It is designed to treat […]

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 […]