"We have to change the way we practice this illness." - Robert Post MD, 2008
Knowledge is Necessity. Meds are a very important part of your recovery strategy. Here you will find all the crucial things your doctor forgot to tell you. The articles on antidepressants are meant to be read sequentially. If you stumbled into the middle as the result of a web search, I strongly suggest starting at the beginning.
The same applies to the articles on bipolar meds treatment.
Meanwhile, talking therapy may make your meds work better or may help you manage your life without meds. Jump in wherever you like.
The meds compliance articles are based on my first - and last - ground rounds in 2008. When the clinicians in the audience accorded me the same reception as Bill Gates at an Apple convention, I know I was on the right track. Jump in wherever you like.
The topic of ECT evokes stong emotional reactions. The reality is that over the years, as the worth of antidepressants was being called into question, ECT treatment kept improving. Read the article. Draw your own conclusions.
Sooner or later, we are bound to find the perfect natural supplements treatment, but we haven't found it yet. This shouldn't stop you from making your own investigations. Read on ...
The pic to illustrate Treatment is a close-up of Vermeer's "Cavalier with Young Woman." I also use Vermeer to illustrate "Recovery." The Treatment pic has two people in it, suggesting the wisdom of seeking expert help. The Recovery pic has a solitary woman actively engaged in a pursuit, reinforcing the notion that we are in charge.
Bipolar Meds Treatment Strategies
Meds Compliance and Non-Compliance
ECT (Shock Therapy)
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