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Dear Doctor Goldman, do you take my XYZ insurance?

2019-04-08T13:12:15+00:00

I am cross-posting this amazingly well written letter from my friend and colleague at Whole Human Psychiatry, Dr. Lisa Goldman. She summed up my own sentiments on this topic quite eloquently! Dear Inquiring Patient, Thank you for asking this important and highly relevant question. The short answer is NO,  I don’t “take” insurance but YES [...]

Dear Doctor Goldman, do you take my XYZ insurance?2019-04-08T13:12:15+00:00

Sleep Apnea and Depression are Kissing Cousins

2019-04-07T12:31:52+00:00

The link between sleep apnea and depression has been well established for years. A study published in 2017 demonstrated a significant overlap between the two. Despite this connection, many patients with depression are never tested and the sleep apnea can go untreated for many years. I have witnessed a signficant reversal of depressive symptoms once [...]

Sleep Apnea and Depression are Kissing Cousins2019-04-07T12:31:52+00:00

A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

2019-04-04T12:21:24+00:00

A recent global study published in the Lancet found that bad diets are responsible for more deaths that smoking. They found that about 11 million deaths a year are linked to poor diets around the globe. The link between diet and physical and mental health cannot be overstated! We truly are what we eat, and [...]

A Smoothie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away2019-04-04T12:21:24+00:00

Dr. Andrew Weil: The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health

2019-03-23T17:19:42+00:00

I am a believer in the use of psychedelics for both mental health, as well as physical and spiritual health. I am looking forward to being able to utilize psychedelics in my practice some day. MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) is an amazing organization and published this great Podcast with Dr. Andrew Weil. This [...]

Dr. Andrew Weil: The New Science of Psychedelics for Mental Health2019-03-23T17:19:42+00:00

How to Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say

2019-03-08T16:21:17+00:00

I have found that, despite what many folks believe, antidepressants are one of the most difficult medications to wean off with patients. However, I have been successful getting patients off of antidepressants by going very slowly and using a variety of other holistic interventions. Thousands, perhaps millions, of people who try to quit antidepressant drugs [...]

How to Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say2019-03-08T16:21:17+00:00

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

2019-03-03T19:49:21+00:00

Food is medicine. Food is medicine. Food is medicine! Or another way of thinking about it - if you put good food/fuel into your body, you many times can avoid the need for medicine! When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he [...]

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All2019-03-03T19:49:21+00:00

Gut Bacteria Tied to Depression

2019-02-17T23:55:15+00:00

For the first time, a population-based study has shown a link between gut bacteria and mental health, providing the strongest support to date that microbiota can influence mood, investigators note. "The notion that microbial metabolites can interact with our brain — and thus behavior and feelings — is intriguing, but gut microbiome-brain communication has mostly [...]

Gut Bacteria Tied to Depression2019-02-17T23:55:15+00:00

Antidepressants Work for Major Depression! Not so Fast

2019-02-15T21:35:05+00:00

Behind the Elation, the Same Old Story A highly touted recent meta-analysis has been greeted with screams of elation: "Antidepressants work!" Even Medscape has shared in these shouts of joy. Why is the medical community and psychiatric profession so primed to convince itself, once and for all, that its favorite drugs work? Maybe because, deep down, [...]

Antidepressants Work for Major Depression! Not so Fast2019-02-15T21:35:05+00:00

You Are Perfect Now

2019-01-28T01:46:00+00:00

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." - Thich Nhat Hanh The Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Group Seminar that we started at Free Range Psychiatry several weeks ago has been so much fun and I am continually inspired by all of the amazing group members. [...]

You Are Perfect Now2019-01-28T01:46:00+00:00

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health

2018-12-12T00:00:33+00:00

SLEEP!  I can't overstate the importance of quality sleep on every aspect of physical and mental health. I've found that improving sleep through holistic treatments can many times be even more effective than psychiatric medications, with literally ZERO side effects. The circadian clock evolved over millions of years to bring a modicum of predictability to [...]

Time Out of Mind: How Disrupted Sleep Hurts Brain Health2018-12-12T00:00:33+00:00
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