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 psychiatric disorder treat…

Non Drug Approaches to Treating PTSD

Non-drug Approaches To Treating PTSD

Part II—PTSD And Painful Memories There are many approaches to the treatment of the anxiety, fear, depression and other symptoms of PTSD that do not involve medication. The most common non-pharmacological treatment is trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  Cognitive restructuring helps people make sense of the bad memories. Sometimes people remember the event differently than how it happened. They may feel…

LENS Neurofeedback & The Hyper-Connected Brain

Lens Neurofeedback and the Hyper-Connected Brain

Depression, Lens Neurofeedback and the Hyper-Connected Brain A new study coming out of UCLA looked at brain rhythm activity in 121 adults with depression. The findings showed that their brains consistently demonstrated hyper-connectivity and deceased flexibility. In another study, Chinese scientists looked at post mortem brain tissue and in specific areas of the brain they saw excess…

Football Head Injuries

What about All Those Football Head Injuries?

The NFL & Football Head Injuries After all the celebrating and champagne toasts, after all the confetti has been swept from the floor, many players are still left with trauma to their brains from all those “hits” on the field, even those that don’t lead to an actual concussion. This can result in significant damage…

Withdrawal of Antidepressants

Stopping Relapse or Withdrawal of Antidepressants

Direct and LENS Neurofeedback Helps Stopping Stopping Relapse or Withdrawal of Antidepressants There are 20 million Americans on antidepressants. Benefits can be partial and temporary and fraught with side effects.  And so it’s understandable that patients, either with the help of their physician or on their own, often decide to get off anti-depressants. The problem is…

Treats Anxiety without Medication

Treat Anxiety without Medication

Dr. Dubin Treats Anxiety without Medication Article from the PalisadianPost by Sue Pascoe Parents with children and teens who suffer from depression and anxiety often search for an alternate to drug therapy. LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is one of the avenues available not only for youth, but adults as well. Dr. David Dubin, who utilized LENS at his private practice in West Los Angeles, explains that for a fraction of…

The Dubin Clinic Blog

Welcome to the Dubin Clinic Blog

About The Dubin Clinic Blog Even back in high school I was completely fascinated by “”mind”. I was reading Freud, Jung, Judaism and Buddhism. To pursue my high school understanding “wisdom”, I tried to meditate. Using a tattered paperback book on Zen by DT Suzui for instructions, I had a really important insight–that trying too…