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  • Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

November 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Depression can occur at any time of year. However, for many, winter represents the most vulnerable time. Changes in sunlight, temperature, changes in the brain and body’s internal chemistry, and the [...]

  • what depression looks like in the brain

How to Break Out of Default Mode

October 4th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Break Out of Default Mode

What Depression Looks Like in the Brain:  Stuck in Default Mode (and How to Break Out of It) Even though depression is usually referred to as a chemical imbalance, it is actually an imbalance in [...]

  • The Reuptake-Plus Antidepressants

Newer Antidepressants: The “Reuptake-Plus” Antidepressants

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Newer Antidepressants: The “Reuptake-Plus” Antidepressants

The “Reuptake-Plus” Antidepressants by Dr. Neal Ranen, M.D. Baltimore Psychiatrist I previously reviewed antidepressants known as SSRI’s and SNRI’s that work as reuptake inhibitors (see June 27, 2010 blog). This mechanism of action allows serotonin [...]

  • how stress affects your health

Stress Can Have a Direct Impact on Your Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Stress Can Have a Direct Impact on Your Mental Health and Overall Well-Being

  Effects of Stress on Your Mental Health - Baltimore Psychiatry Many people make daily comments about being completely stressed out or under so much stress. Even though there are common themes when it comes [...]