18 May

Finally, some good news in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been one of the tougher diagnoses that I have to tell people. Beyond the stigma associated with the name, there are the actual symptoms which can be terribly burdensome. Last week, an article in the L.A. Times discussed an new genetic discovery that should shift the direction of schizophrenia research and lead to all new treatments and even the possibility of cure in the future. Keep in mind, the research has not extended to humans yet; but I, for one, am hopeful. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-schizophrenia-secrets-20150504-story.html

29 Aug

Profound Quote

Every so often, I come across something simple yet profound. Today, it is a quote saying the following:

“The richest man is not the one who has more, but the one that needs less.”

I think many of us intrinsically know this, but a little reminder every so often can be helpful.

15 Jun

Expanded Hours

I am now seeing patients Monday through Thursday. Due to the expanded hours, I am able to take on new patients. Please do not hesitate to give a call if you have been considering making an appointment for yourself or someone else. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

16 Dec

Sleep! UPDATE

Picture of tired man yawning.At the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 49th Annual Meeting, Dr. Dinges (the scientist who produced the research mentioned in my earlier post) announced some new information building on his previous research. All of the scientific mumbo-jumbo boils down to two main points.  Read More

15 Mar

Is Mania Addictive?

I was chatting with a colleague about how some patients with the manic or hypomanic symptoms of bipolar disorder often seem to sabotage their own treatment by going off their medications. This begged the question: Is mania addictive? My conclusion: Quite possibly…. Read More