What is a Pharmacogenomic test? Pharmacogenomics uses information about your genetic makeup to help your doctor choose medications and doses (pharmacology) most likely to work best for you. Therefore, pharmacogenomics testing helps reduce traditional trial and error treatments done in traditional psychiatry. Basically, when you take medication your liver releases enzymes to break it down toRead More
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The Cultural Dissonance of Becoming A Man
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; whoRead More
Who Needs An In-Home Psychiatrist?
New York City delivers almost anything to your door. So, why not have your psychiatric mental healthcare delivered too? The services of an In-Home Psychiatrist are intended to meet the patient right at their level of need. Many people avoid psychiatric care because of perceived stigmas or judgment of what other people might think. While youRead More
Are You A Tight Ass? What Your Pelvic Floor Says About Your Mental Health And Wellness?
Emotional forces affect the muscles around the pelvic floor. Pleasurable experiences and emotions tend to relax, energize, or expand us. Meanwhile, non-pleasurable ones make us tense up, contract, and even depress us. Most of the time these reactions are transient, just as our experiences tend to be. Our muscles will return to a baselineRead More
Marriage Questions To Ask Yourself Before Tying the Knot
Marriage is a complex subject to handle. Here is a list of questions every man needs to ask himself about his future wife before getting married. Does she fly into rages without warning over relatively trivial matters like a web page loading too slowly? Are you always the scapegoat/bad guy whenever she’s frustrated, disappointed, orRead More
Who Are My Medical Providers And What Do All The Letters Mean?
There are many differently credentialed medical providers in healthcare. Often it’s not clear from the name badge or uniform what the person does or is supposed to do. This post will shed some light on the subject. Medical Providers Nurses Let me first begin with the common initial behind a medical provider’s name, RN (registeredRead More
What To Expect From A Psychiatric Evaluation.
You’ve been told you should speak to someone. Your doctors cannot seem to find anything wrong with you. Your friends and family say you’re not acting like yourself. Should I have a psychiatric evaluation? Seeing a psychiatrist or mental health care provider can be quite a distressing experience. A psychiatrist is often the last stopRead More
Depression Is Not Just Feeling Sad
Depression is classified as a mood disorder, and it can be effectively treated. Do you recently feel sad? Has anyone commented that you seem more irritable lately? Do you feel tired? Have you been avoiding social interactions?Read More
Do You Have Undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD?
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a neurochemical imbalance of dopamine and norepinephrine. Dopamine and norepinephrine are neurotransmitters that affect attention, concentration, emotions, and executive functioning. ADHD is often treated with medications such as stimulants, antidepressants, and anxiolytics. My practice usesRead More