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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.

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

You feel depressed and tired, anxious, with thoughts racing through your head. Easily irritated, you struggle to get out of bed...

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...

Supplements and Probiotics: A Prescription Pad Isn’t The Only Tool In Your Doctor’s Bag for Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Often you go to your doctor’s office just to get the infamous 15 minute “med check,” where your doctor has no...

Genetic Testing, Nutrition and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Adele* was a young mother in her early thirties who had a master’s degree in engineering and who practiced patent law,...