A Psychiatrist’s Take on Suicidal Thoughts and Suicide Prevention

 

As a psychiatrist, part of my job is to talk to people about suicide. In my profession, hearing about suicidal thoughts is not uncommon. Read this post if you need help for suicidal thoughts or if you want to … read more

16 Questions to Answer If You Are Seeing a Psychiatrist for the First Time

Going to see a psychiatrist? Make sure you are ready! Before you come in for your first psychiatrist appointment get prepared by answering the following questions. If you do this, we will spend less time recreating your history and more … read more

8 Questions You Need To Ask To Get The Best Psychiatrist

The fit between you and your psychiatrist is extremely important. You could see the best psychiatrist in the world, but if you aren’t comfortable sharing personal information with them then they will not be a good psychiatrist for you. Finding … read more

Psychotic Episode and the Support of Others: How to Help Someone With Psychosis

Psychosis can be a terrifying experience for everyone. When a loved one has a psychotic episode, families, and friends are usually not prepared. The first step is figuring out “What is psychosis?” and getting a basic understanding of what might … read more

Will You Have Antidepressant Withdrawal Symptoms?

Withdrawal from antidepressants can be uncomfortable if they are not tapered properly. Antidepressant withdrawal symptoms, also called antidepressant discontinuation syndrome, can happen when lowering a dose of the medication or with discontinuation. It is most frequently seen when treatment is … read more

2 Reasons Your Antidepressant Medication Doesn’t Work

Don’t make these 2 common mistakes when deciding if an antidepressant is effective. Many people have inadequate trials on antidepressant medication due to dosing that is too low or taking the medication for too short of a time. Without accurate … read more