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Treatment-Resistant?: What to Do When Your Medication is Not Working

Treatment-resistant is a clinical term used to describe the situation when your condition doesn’t respond to a prescription medication as expected – it may work partially, or not at all.

The DNA of Emotional Health – Part 4
Should “an Orchid” become “a Dandelion”?

Biohacking Your Orchid Genes SLC6A4, COMT, and OXTR. Maintain your beautiful orchid personality and develop the resiliency of a dandelion.

The DNA of Emotional Health – Part 3
Biohacking OXTR: the “I Feel Comforted” Gene

The OXTR Gene with Two Variants Can Affect Your Psychological Wellbeing. Learn how biohacking OXTR variants can lead to very positive outcomes.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Six: Without Opioids, a Decent Life becomes Impossible
When Jeremy came to see me in my office last year, his demeanor said it all: Rumpled jacket, pained expression, and the quiet, tremulous voice of a man who never in his entire life believed he’d wind up in a therapist’s office. “My doctor abruptly stopped prescribing me Oxy,” he told me when I asked him what was wrong, “and the pain is making me crazy.” As I looked into his eyes, and saw the depth of his emotional and physical pain, my own heart began to ache as well.

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 3)

The Role of Genetic Testing Under The Biopsychosocial Model Despite the fact that Sandra was in crisis and desperately longed for...

When You’re Not Really Bipolar After All: Anatomy of the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

For the first few years after I arrived in the DC area, I took call at two local hospital emergency rooms...