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September 10th, 2019

This One Fix Could Prevent 50,000 Suicide Deaths

A Suicide Prevention Proposal Today is Suicide Prevention Awareness Day. As a psychiatric physician—and simply as someone who cares about […]

July 18th, 2019

Can antidepressant medications cause antipsychotic side effects?

Is such a thing even possible? A question came up recently: A psychiatrist had prescribed Zoloft (sertraline) to a patient […]

April 20th, 2019

Cannabis Probably Does Cause Schizophrenia

Psychosis is one of the oldest and best-documented risks of cannabis use.  Associations between cannabis use and psychosis appeared in […]

April 16th, 2019

Paucity of studies showing an ability of CBD to reduce biomarkers of inflammation in man

Below is a complete list of titles from a search of the medical literature for studies looking at the ability […]

April 15th, 2019

Paucity of studies documenting the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis in man

There is a lot of talk about how cannabis can reduce inflammation. I decided to see how many studies have […]

April 1st, 2019

Cannabis and Anxiety

Free Download: Printable Infographic In this post, I offer you a free, downloadable infographic that you may freely share, print, […]

April 1st, 2019

An Over-The-Counter Solution For Self-Injurious Behavior?

N-acetylcysteine shows promise in the treatment of recurrent self-injury, according to initial clinical reports An over-the-counter pharmaceutical Clinical reports suggest […]

March 13th, 2019

Recovery From Schizophrenia

What does recovery from schizophrenia look like? How about graduating from college and running a nonprofit organization? That’s what recovery […]

March 8th, 2019

Medical Marijuana: 19th Century-Style

Everyone knew that cannabis was medicinal in 1880. They also knew that all medicines have side effects Cannabis feels like the […]

March 6th, 2019

Eskatamine is approved for depression, but this psychiatrist is sad

Depression is a serious illness… and lethal. About 10% of people with depression will commit suicide. The FDA just approved […]