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Comments on Dr. Huberman’s Podcast – ADHD Treatment

On Monday, Dr. Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., released his most recent podcast episode covering ADHD medication treatment, focused on Adderall (75% dextroamphetamine/25% amphetamine salts), stimulants, and modafinil. I’m grateful patients, and the general public has such a fantastic resource. In my

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The DEA: Grappling With Telemedicine in a Postpandemic World

Telemedicine Prescribing Waivers Extended On May 10, 2023, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced they are extending the COVID-19 Telemedicine Flexibilities for Prescription of Controlled Medications waiver for an additional six

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Life Impairments in ADHD

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I have seen firsthand how many people, including mental health professionals, often underestimate the far-reaching impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This neurodevelopmental disorder affects millions of people globally and can have an impact

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Long-COVID and Mental Health

Even after you’ve physically recovered from COVID, the mental effects can linger As a Psychiatric Nurse-Practitioner, I have seen the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental health of many of my patients and the effect it’s

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What is Depression?

Depression is an illness that is characterized by low mood, feelings of guilt, and a general loss of interest in things. Clinical depression is a form of depressive disorder. Depression can affect anyone; it doesn’t matter who you are or

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ADHD in Adults

 How do you procrastinate? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder with symptoms including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. It’s estimated that about 7% of children meet the criteria for the diagnosis. Roughly two-thirds of these patients’ symptoms will

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What causes Chemo Brain?

Cancer survivors are heroic. Unfortunately, for many of them their battle doesn’t end there. Chemo Brain is a collection of symptoms many cancer patients experience during or after chemotherapy, including problems with attention span, memory, and learning new information.  The

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What is COVID Fog?

What is COVID Fog? | How Long Does Covid Fog Last? COVID Fog is a term used to describe the negative cognitive effects of COVID-19. It may affect your mood, memory, and concentration. Impact of COVID-19 Fog Some of the

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) occurs after one has gone through a traumatic or terrifying event in their life. It’s an anxiety disorder and includes a range of symptoms, such as flashbacks to the event, emotional numbness, feelings of guilt

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