Psychological testing, which used to be extremely time-consuming and costly, has entered the digital age. Interactive testing via iPad is now available and is often covered by health insurance.
Studies have shown that when doctors used GeneSight to help guide their medication decisions, their patients were twice as likely to respond to the selected medicine. Plus, these patients saw a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms than those whose medications were chosen by the usual, “trial and error” method!
… More Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error
The little pink pill known as Addyi, or flibanserin, was released in August 2015 and is due to be released October 17. Will it change women’s lives the way Viagra changed the lives of men? Many are calling it the “female Viagra.” But is that moniker actually appropriate? … More The Little Pink Pill – a Cure for Your Sex Life?
Omega-3 deficiency, according to researchers, has a direct effect on mental health disorders such as ADHD, bi-polar disorder, and depression. One way to increase Omega-3s in your diet is by taking daily supplements of fish oil or algae. A more natural alternative is to include Omega-3 rich foods in your everyday diet. … More Why I Take My Fish Oil Supplements
For a couple where one partner has ADHD, the symptoms of disorganization, distractibility, poor impulse control and difficulty following through may lead to chronic resentment, anger, arguing and distress for both partners. Marriage can be a challenge, but there is hope. … More When a Spouse has ADHD
Is ADHD a disorder, or simply a set of traits that don’t match well with the demands of school and work? One “treatment” may be to help match the environment better to the individual. Medications may help people focus and think before they act; family therapy is often very helpful. … More Is ADHD really a “disorder”?