Medication


Adult ADHD treatment: Medication, therapy options, lifestyle adjustments, and dietary changes

People of all ages can have ADHD, but specific treatment options apply to each age group. For adults, the medications, therapies, and lifestyle adjustments will be different than for adolescents or children. Like other mental health conditions, treatment options will be adapted to fit the needs of the individual.  Some…

ADHD medication: Common prescriptions, side effects, benefits, and blended treatment options

ADHD medications work to reduce ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity, anxiety, and inattention. ADHD medications work primarily by interacting with neurotransmitters in the brain, equalizing or increasing the amounts of certain chemicals.  There’s no single type of ADHD medication that works for everyone, so it can take individuals a little time…

MDMA could strengthen the bond between patient and therapist, thereby improving therapy as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder

According to a new study “Distinct neural mechanisms for the prosocial and rewarding properties of MDMA,” published in Science Translational Medicine, MDMA (ecstasy) could improve trust between patient and therapist, thereby enhancing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine differentiated two molecular pathways, one responsible…

Cannabis use among older people is increasing faster than any other group, but many are hesitant to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana

According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, cannabis use is growing the fastest among older adults. However, a new study “Qualitative Analysis of Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in Colorado” says that many of these individuals report challenges to getting medical marijuana, including fear of stigma from…

Depression and anxiety no match for fast-acting psychedelic drug!  (Video)

A fast-acting psychedelic drug could help treat depression and anxiety. This, from a Johns Hopkins University study that surveyed 362 adults. Researchers found that the use of a synthetic psychedelic, 5-MeO-DMT, is associated with improvements in depression and anxiety when taken in a controlled setting. Approximately 80% of those surveyed…

Researchers say a psychedelic drug could improve treatment for depression and anxiety, due to its fast action and short duration

New research says that a fast-acting psychedelic drug could help treat depression and anxiety. Researchers investigated whether administration of this psychedelic in a controlled group setting might affect self-reported feelings of depression and anxiety. The team controlled the dose and ensured that participants had support during and after use of…

Many individuals are wary to treat their mental illnesses with medication, but the benefits typically outweigh the costs

While it’s understandable to feel uncertain about taking medication to treat your mental health condition, it’s important to consider doing so as a viable treatment option. Be open with your doctor about your symptoms, so they can help you weigh your treatment options and ultimately decide whether medication is the…

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