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Eileen Bailey

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Freelance health writer

Conversational Skills for Adults with ADHD

For adults with ADHD, conversational skills don’t always come easily. You might blurt out responses, butt in conversations, monopolize conversations or become distracted and lose track of what others are saying. You might feel out of place or rejected. You might avoid social situations where you will be required to hold conversations. The... Read moreChevron
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Christina Bruni

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Librarian and Writer

Schizophrenia News: July 2014

The biological root of schizophrenia is becoming clearer.   Researchers have found this illness is linked to 108 genes.  They used 80,000 genetic samples and it took seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world.  The researchers were part of the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics... Read moreChevron
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John McManamy

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Author and Advocate

Which Antidepressant is Right for You? Short Answer: It's Still a Crap-Shoot

There are more than two dozen FDA-approved antidepressants out there. How can you determine which one is the best for you? This is the question posed by Steve Blatt MD in an article in Psychiatric Times, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.   Dr Blatt’s short answer: We have no idea. Finding the right antidepressant... Read moreChevron
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Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart... Read moreChevron
Marcia Purse

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I'm single, living alone, and currently coping not so well with my BP.

Feeding a Depressive Episode

I've talked before about having diabetes. Although type 2 diabetes does run in my family, I'm wholly convinced that the reason mine developed is that I gained SO much weight from psychiatric medications. I never had high blood pressure or high cholesterol before gaining this weight, and I never had blood sugar problems, either.   Another... Read moreChevron

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