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When should I seek anger management?

I am a 35 year old man and feel irritable a majority of the time, like at work and at home. Sometimes, it makes me just blow up at home. The tiniest thing could make me start...

Is there a connection between mental health and chronic pain?

I was dealing with chronic pain for a while now, and I've tried several things to get rid of it--changing my diet and exercising, etc. My doctor suggested it could be because...

Should my grandmother stop taking antidepressants?

My grandmother is getting older, and was taking antidepressants since my grandfather died 15 years ago. She's in her late seventies, and I feel like she should stop taking them...

Why is suboxone recommended for drug addiction?

My main question is why is there such a controversy prescribing suboxone for a drug addiction. Some specialists recommend it, while others really don't. Why do some doctors don't...

Do stroke patients have a large risk of vascular dementia?

My grandmother had a stroke over a year ago, and I'm noticing some symptoms that are a little concerning. Her personality has completely changed (the stroke did take a toll on...

Can I become dependent on Celexa?

I was put on Celexa two months ago, and my psychiatrist told me that I wouldn't be addicted to it and that I had nothing to worry about. But I'm finding myself taking it more...

Is Contrave safe for weight-loss?

My psychiatrist prescribed me Contrave to help with weight loss, after I showed some progress with my diet and exercise. Is this a safe medication? I heard that this medication...

Do antidepressants complicate breastfeeding?

I've had depression before I was pregnant, but now that I delivered the baby, I find that I'm even more depressed than before. I was so excited to be a mother and I love my daughter...

Does psychoanalysis help with depression?

I was diagnosed with clinical depression several months ago, and I feel like the antidepressants I'm on aren't really helping. I would like to try therapy, and only therapy, to...

How do I ween myself off of opioid medications?

I've been taking opioid medications to deal with my chronic pain, but now I feel like I'm addicted to it. My husband pointed it out to me yesterday when I was taking more than...

Blurred vision with Celexa. Is this normal?

I started to take Celexa about a week ago, and now my vision is really blurry. I know this is a new thing too, since I've never needed glasses and it happens at random points...

Are antidepressants good for elderly patients?

To relieve her depression, my mom's doctor prescribed her antidepressants. But I'm worried that because of her age, that she would experience a further decline in her mental health--since...

Drinking himself into unconsciousness

My husband is an alcoholic. After years of treatment, counseling and AA meetings he has stopped drinking. Or so I thought. I find empty, hidden liquor bottles plus most nights...

Is Adderall the only form of treatment for ADHD?

My son takes Adderall to treat his ADHD, but I'm not really comfortable with it being treated with pharmacological medications. Are there other treatments or therapies available?...

Can hypnosis help me give up smoking?

I heard hypnosis can help people get rid of a smoking addiction. Is this a more effective way to kick the habit than any medication or patch?

Can a family practitioner recommend antidepressant medications?

One of my family friends is being treated for depression by her family doctor, who is prescribing her certain antidepressants. Is that okay or would it be better to reach out...

Is there a difference between Psychiatrist and a Therapist?

I am suffering from relationship issues, which is leading me into a depression. Whom should I approach for treatment: a psychiatrist or a therapist? Also, what is the difference...

Can a psychiatrist treat people who are suffering from alcohol addiction?

My husband is an alcoholic. All of our earlier attempts to rid him of this addiction have not turned out well. Will visiting a psychiatrist pave some way for improvement?

What is the education and training required to become a psychiatrist?

I am curious to know to know about the type of training required for becoming a psychiatrist. Also, what kind of medical degree does a psychiatrist have?

Can a psychiatrist prescribe medications to his or her patients?

My friend has been visiting a psychiatrist for the treatment of depression. After about month, she is still feeling quite down. Can a psychiatrist prescribe drugs to help treat...

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