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10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM

10 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I trust that everything I say to you stays between you and me?

Mostly yes, EXCEPT in instances where you are an imminent danger to yourself, a danger to someone else, or are expressly unable to care for yourself anymore due to your psychiatric illness. In those instances I am legally obligated to breach confidentiality to protect you, the person you intend to harm or people that sur...

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10 Myths about Psych

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM

10 myths about psych/mental heal debunked

Let us talk about our pick on 10 common myths around mental health heal that can or have generated the wrong perception about our mental health. Before going ahead, I would also like to add that during these COVID times, it is essential to understand that many mental health issues will likely keep rising more due to economic, health and social problems and we need to have a clear understanding that our...

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Personality Disorders

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM


Ways to Cope with Depression

Posted on December 23, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Ways to cope with and treat Depression
Written and published with permission by Endrina Mangual Valladares

 

Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It's also the world's leading cause of disability. The diagnostic criteria stated in the DSM-5 for depression are: the individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be ei...

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9 Ways to Cope With and Treat Anxiety

Posted on December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM


How to Change your Legal Name (and Gender marker) in Orleans Parish, Louisiana Checklist

Posted on July 23, 2020 at 11:05 AM

This is a checklist for How to perform a legal name change and gender marker in Orleans Parish, Louisiana: 

- [ ] GO to Civil Court @421 Loyola St New Orleans, LA. Hours: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

- [ ] PARK across the street @Premium parking $7.25/hr, through mobile, or the app. DO NOT take food, or drink inside.

- [ ] DO take Driver’s license, or State-issued ID (I also took my social security card and passport but did not need them.)

- ...

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Typical Antipsychotics

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:35 AM

AKA: First-Generation, Conventional, or Traditional Antipsychotics, Classical Neuroleptics,or Major Tranquilizers.

This class of medications is most often utilized in the treatment of psychotic (positive) symptoms during the course of Schizophrenia.

 

Here is a list of First-Generation Antipsychotics organized by potency: 

Low Potency:

  • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
  • Chlorprothixene (Taractan)
  • Levomepromazine (Levoprome)
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Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 1:45 PM

AKA: SSRIs

 

 

  • Citalopram (Celexa)
    • Initial dose: 20mg/day.
    • Maintenance dose: 20 to 40mg/day.

 

 

 

  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
    • Initial dose: 10mg/day.
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Atypical Antipsychotics, or SGAs

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 1:25 PM

AKA: Second-Generation, Atypical Antipsychotics, or simply SGAs.


These medications tend to be superior to that of Typical Antipsychotics because they treat BOTH positive and negative symptoms of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.

Q: What the heck are positive vs. negative symptoms of Schizophrenia?

A: ...

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Statistics, logistics and ballistics

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Most of the time, I hate stats. It’s one of my least favorite subjects. Frankly, I think most socially appropriate human beings would agree. But, it’s a necessary evil in this field. So, I put together a few points of logistical relevance so you don’t have to go ballistic on this stuff!

 

5 takeaway points for evaluating statistics and drug studies:

 

1-Even in a double-blind study, reported side effects can tip ...

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