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Genetic tests for mental illness lead patients to difficult choice

It’s a stressful life of shifting seasons, of waiting, gratifying milestones, striving, joys and some sorrows. It can be a crazy, but it’s the only life you’ve got, and it’s yours. You’re busy trying to make the most of it, making relationship, financial and time investments, and choices chocked with quandary that can change the […]


U.S. military personnel need mental health support

Gen. Robert B. Neller, is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He’s a man who doesn’t mince words and he got right to it in the American Psychiatric Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting this year in Atlanta. “We need your help,” he said of the Marine Corps’ […]


Antidepressants used as off-label therapy
Posted in Medication, Treatment

A recent study published in JAMA demonstrated that 45 percent of antidepressant medications are actually prescribed for conditions other than depression. In other words, almost half of antidepressants in this Canadian retrospective study were used for off-label drug use (OLDU), meaning these medications are not approved by the FDA for these specific indications. Common classes […]


‘Chancers’ – A memoir that shows the reality of addiction, recovery and love
Posted in Addiction

Reporter meets photographer, they fall in love and live happily ever after right? Maybe. Things get a lot more complicated if the photographer is doing heroin. When the authors of this story met, they weren’t expecting to start a relationship. They took a chance and ended up in love, at least until a heroin addiction […]


CARA’s passage triggers debate over additional funding

“This bill is like a Hollywood movie set – something that appears real on the surface but has no substance and no life behind its façade,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. Schumer is referring to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which President Obama signed into law in July. While the act promises to […]


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