Fibromyalgia Questions Comments & Brain

Fibromyalgia Questions, Comments and the Brain

Fibromyalgia Questions, Comments and the Brain Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is less a disease than an abnormal body response to stress. Areas of the brain responding to stress react differently in fibromyalgia patients than in healthy people. There is decreased activity in the opiod receptors, which may be why there is often accompanying depression…

Substance Abuse Treatment

New Approach in Substance Abuse Treatment

New Approach in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Self-Medication Model There are many theories for addiction, and almost all of them involve “craving”. Much of the substance abuse treatment is based on trying to diminish or eliminate that craving. I think this approach takes us in the wrong direction in understanding substance abuse and how substance…

Medications for Psychiatric Disorders

The Same Medications for Different Psychiatric Disorders. Why?

How Do Drugs From 1 Psychiatric Disorder Treat Symptoms of Another How is it that Lamotrigine, an antiepileptic, can help depression, a seemingly different disorder altogether? And why can Prozac, an antidepressant, help reduce anxiety? Or an antipsychotic for schizophrenia help depression? In other words, how is it that drugs for one type of major…