CATEGORY: Depression


Why You May Want To Stay On Your Antidepressant

Depression, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. How Repeated Bouts Off Medication Cause More Severe Episodes in the Future. An article in Aeon recently called The Kindled Brain, caused me to rethink my theory that once my patients received testosterone for 4-6[...]
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Sex and Depression

What to do if you are depressed, on medicines for depression, and are experiencing side effects? Last week we talked about orgasm and depression. We discussed what depression is and how it impacts your ability to desire sex and or[...]
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Orgasm and Depression

The Sexual Side Effects of Depression, and Antidepressant Medicines. This week we are speaking of depression. Some of the side effects of being depressed are those that impact your libido and your desire or ability to have sex. First we[...]
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Case Study – Mysterious Muscle Wasting in a 62 Year Old Woman

What to look for when Testosterone and Estradiol pellets are not working as planned. It is not often that I have trouble determining a successful treatment plan for menopausal women based on hormone pellet therapy, however I have been struggling[...]
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A Case Study Of Hypothyroidism – Part 1 of 2

Dr Maupin's Approach to Diagnosing and Effectively Treating Hypothyroidism This week Brett Newcomb and Dr. Maupin present a case study on Hypothyroidism. This individual is a composite of a couple of clients who contacted Dr. Maupin over the internet. They[...]
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Case Study – Conceptualizing Doctor-Patient Relationships

Discussion of why Doctor-Patient relationships are sometimes fraught with misunderstandings and irritations. Doctor-Patient relationships are fraught with misunderstandings and irritation. This problem occurs all the time and causes patients to have expectations that are not realistic, and sometimes to accept[...]
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Neuroimaging and the news it brings for the treatment of depression

There are many different ways to treat depression including talk therapy and antidepressant drugs. Depression, especially what is called clinical depression is one of the most difficult illnesses to have. Many people who are clinically depressed find that their support[...]
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Addiction to Drugs is a Method of Self Treatment for Missing Neurotransmitters

Drug addiction is a progressive and often fatal behavioral syndrome characterized by compulsive drug seeking and consumption despite serious negative consequences. “The defining feature of addiction is the compulsive, out of control drug use, despite negative consequences.” “Addictive drugs induce[...]
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Fatigue While on Testosterone Pellets

Initially when both men and women come to me for midlife symptoms, fatigue is the second most common complaint. Frequently I hear my patients complain that they are “tired” even though they have been on testosterone pellets (some with estradiol)[...]
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Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Addiction may often be an attempt at self -regulation through self medication. It could be legal or illegal based on what society thinks is OK to crave or seek these substances. Remember addiction is a medical issue not a legal[...]
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