Psychosis: A General Overview

Psychosis is a general term for psychotic disorders. Psychotic disorders are mental disorders (mental illness), or brain disorders, which include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression, psychotic mania, substance-induced psychosis, and psychosis due to a general medical condition. The core feature of psychosis is that the person has difficulty figuring out what is real, and what…

How to Recover Social Media Share Counts when Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS

I recently transitioned my website, DepressionBoss.com, from HTTP to HTTPS. When I completed that migration to a more secure website, all my social media counts were reset to zero! When migrating from HTTP to HTTPS, the migrated website is considered a new URL, and therefore all the HTTP social media counts are not migrated over…

Preface to “Anxiety Protocol”

There’s a quiet revolution occurring in psychiatry. The mental illness burden is felt worldwide, yet psychiatry has not been able to help millions of people who suffer from mental illness, as access to psychiatry and mental health services is at a crisis (Fields and Corbett-Dooren, 2014). Psychiatry is fast becoming trivialized due to its inability…

Book Review: Anxiety Protocol

Anxiety Protocol, The Foundation: Understanding Anxiety, Author: Carlo Carandang, MD Book Reviewer: Sheik Hosenbocus, MD A large and ever growing number of people suffer daily from the debilitating effects of anxiety affecting their quality of life. A majority suffers in silence. Without the appropriate tools and in their attempts to cope, they often resort to…

My Review Of KalmPro

Anxiety affects millions of people, but not everyone with anxiety needs prescription medications. Prescription medications for anxiety include antidepressants and benzodiazepines. However, antidepressants and benzodiazepines have multiple, significant side effects, and are expensive. Indeed, a recent study has questioned the efficacy of antidepressants for anxiety, as their effect may have been overestimated due to publication…

What Treatments Help For Treatment Resistant Depression?

Treatment resistant depression (TRD), also known as treatment refractory depression, is defined as failure to respond to 1st and 2nd line treatments. The first question to consider is if the diagnosis of major depressive disorder is correct. It may be a misdiagnosis, and may be the reason for the lack of response to treatment. For…

So You Want To Be A Psychiatrist

If you are considering a career as a psychiatrist, these are important and exciting times for the profession, as it tries to figure out the neurobiological underpinnings of mental illness. Currently, clinical psychiatry does not have objective, biological tests to help confirm mental illness. Rather, mental illness is diagnosed based on history and clinical presentation….

Martial Arts for Anxiety and Stress Relief

The martial arts are ancient forms of combat in Eastern cultures, which utilizes mind-body exercises, spiritual practices and physical exercises. Martial arts include kung fu, tai chi, judo, karate, and taekwondo. Yoga and qigong are derived from the martial arts and quite popular worldwide, with yoga especially popular amongst women. In modern times, marital arts…

Depressive Disorders

Depressive disorders are characterized by low moods, feeling blue, or having apathy on exposure to a painful situation such as loss, disappointment, relationship problems, financial difficulties, and/or trauma. Bereavement, also known as grief, is differentiated from depression, in that bereavement is a normal reaction to the loss of a loved one and short-lived, whereas depression…

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are characterized by extreme fear, nervousness, or worry on exposure to a feared stimulus, which can be an object, person, or situation. Fear is differentiated from anxiety, in that fear is a reaction to a current stimulus, whereas anxiety is fear of some future stimulus or anticipation of one. Anxiety becomes a problem…