The Side Effects of Lithium: My Love Affair with Water
I never go anywhere without a drink in my hand. My nosey neighbor had the nerve to ask me if I was an alcoholic. I’m not an alcoholic. I just love ice water, huge, plastic glasses of ice water. The lithium did that to me. Lithium carbonate, which used to be a medication of choice for bipolar individuals, is a salt. It makes you ridiculously thirsty. For over 15 years, I ingested a lot of it daily. The result was a constant, unquenchable thirst. I don’t physically need water anymore, but I’m kind of addicted to it psychologically. Funny, I don’t want juice or coffee or pop. I want water. This drinkin...
Source: World of Psychology - March 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Yeager Tags: Antidepressant Bipolar Creativity Depression Habits Medications Personal Adverse Side Effects Bipolar Disorder Lithium Medication Side Effects Mood Stabilizer Sex Drive Sexual Dysfunction Weight Gain Source Type: blogs

Top 25 Psychiatric Medications for 2016
Most people understand that the role of psychiatric medications is to help alleviate the symptoms associated with different types of mental disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety, and more. Psychiatric medications are an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for effectively treating people who have a mental health concern or mental illness. It’s good to know what drugs are being most-often prescribed for mental disorders in the U.S. These are the top 25 psychiatric medications by number of U.S. prescriptions dispensed in 2016, according to QuintilesIMS, a global infor...
Source: World of Psychology - October 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: General Medications Psychiatry Treatment medications for mental illness Psychiatric Drugs Psychiatric Medications psychiatric meds top psychiatric medications Source Type: blogs

Collective knowledge is the answer … what ’ s the question?
Three’s Company, Ten’s a Crowd Under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them. —James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds More Undoctored Wisdom: Let’s take that further: “Groups are remarkably intelligent, and are often smarter than the smartest people in them” . . . including doctors. Mass panic, stampedes, shoppers trampled on Black Friday—crowds in a panic or seized by anger or greed can be frightening. But what about crowds quietly contemplating a question, each individual applying his or her unique insight...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Undoctored Undoctored U Wheat Belly/Undoctored Cruise diy health Dr. Davis healthcare Source Type: blogs

Nightwing #26: Kanium
Nightwing #26 Some Strings Attached Kyle Higgins, writer Will Conrad, penciler I’m always fascinated when a new drug is mentioned in a comic book, especially when the writer puts some thought into it. Example: Kanium, introduced in Nightwing #26: A decade ago, scientists discovered a new element called Kanium. Drexler Chemicals was the first to develop its medical potential, converting the alkali metal with carbon and oxygen to create Kanium Carbonate. They’ve been touting the compound as a breakthrough anti-psychotic… So how realistic is Kanium? Unlikely, but not entirely impossible. 1. According to Ni...
Source: Polite Dissent - February 11, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Scott Tags: newtag Source Type: blogs