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Psychiatry


SNRIs vs SSRIs: What are their differences, similarities, and how do they work?

Antidepressants are a widely prescribed class of medication that works to treat the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Two types of antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), are some of the most popular. SSRIs and SNRIs both work by increasing the amounts of…

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…

How To Find and Choose a Good Psychiatrist

Anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental health issues affect millions of people in the U.S. For many of them, talking to a psychiatrist can be a life-changer — it can help them manage uncomfortable symptoms, cope with difficult situations, and regain control over their lives. But one question often precedes…

Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities! (Video)

Exercise improves self-esteem and mood of patients in psychiatric care facilities. This, according to researchers at the University of Vermont. Researchers built a gym in the university medical center’s inpatient psychiatry unit and introduced 60-minute exercise regimens into each patient’s treatment plan. The team surveyed patients on their mood, self-esteem,…

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