Category Archives: Medical issues & options

My Reply to a Group Therapy Query

  Glad to hear from you ……. , tho sorry your anxiety has become a struggle.  I still do single session All Day Groups once or twice a year at my cabin in Chatham County – dates are ad lib, … Continue reading

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Safer Meds for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Related Psychosis

In Raleigh News & Observer 11-15  Joe & Terry Graden recommend two safer alternatives to the strong sedatives’ side effects, including increased risk of death. Off-label: 1]  label1dextromethorphan,  & 2]  Quinidine. see  JAMA, sept 22/29,2015 for 220 subject study showing … Continue reading

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Yoga

My Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist’s website for current “Drop-In” classes. http://www.yogainraleigh.com/classes.htm Please share your experience/response to this Post. I’d sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click the Post’s title to view … Continue reading

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US Preventive Services Refers Cardiovascular-Risk Patients to Psychologists

Overweight or obese patients with one or more risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease  [high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar] are suggested for referral to psychologists for preventive behavioral counseling to lose weight through improved diet and increased exercise. … Continue reading

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My Heated Exchange with a Colleague’s Blog about Psychiatric Medications

First my comment, based on personal experience, then his reply.    You’re passionate as ever about your view of things and sometimes I get the impression that for you, your view is absolutely the only possible correct perspective.  My experience … Continue reading

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American Heart Association: Depression a risk factor in heart disease

To see the evidence that Depression is clearly a risk factor for heart disease, damage,  and death, copy this link into your browser and read their recent statement.  Major depression needs appropriate treatment to reduce heart risk factors, and good … Continue reading

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Depression and Heart Disease

The American Heart Association now considers a diagnosis of depression a risk factor for heart disease, along with smoking, obesity and diabetes. Depression can usually be resolved through good individual or group psychotherapy. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/02/24/CIR.0000000000000019.full.pdf+html) Depression is far too complex an … Continue reading

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Consider Taking a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

I just finished my home-practice for the John Kabat-Zinn, PhD-inspired 10 session course MBSR [Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction], I’m taking with world-class expert, Jeff Brantley, MD  over @ Duke Integrative Medicine. We’re in the 7th week, with a day-long meditation coming this Saturday.  My … Continue reading

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