Mental Health

What Happens To Your Brain When You Take Xanax

 

Dr. Samoon Ahmad, a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist at the Integrative Center for Wellness, discusses the short- & long-term effects of Xanax on the brain in a featured Business Insider video.

“I know plenty of people who say they have anxiety and take Xanax—look how calm it makes them. It’s so relaxing, it’s like getting a nice high!  I’m sure […]

Bipolar Disorder Advocates Are Role Models For a Full Life

By now, Carrie Fisher’s Prozac pill-shaped urn is an internet sensation. While many are chuckling at the seeming novelty of the situation, there’s a fitting reason for the pill-themed funeral. Not only did Fisher battle bipolar disorder, depression, and addiction in her lifetime, she was also an outspoken advocate for mental health.

Fisher was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder in […]

Seeking Help: Treatment Options For Bipolar Disorder

Understanding that you have bipolar disorder and seeking treatment for it are two different things entirely. Finding effective treatment for a mental health disorder takes time, patience and persistence. And, finding effective help for bipolar disorder is critical to successful treatment. Seeking help is the first step. For many, this takes courage and strength. It is an additional challenge […]

Bipolar Disorder And Your Body: A Surprising Connection

Addressing mental illness in a full, comprehensive manner is one of the keystones of our operations at the Integrative Center for Wellness. This approach to treatment helps our patients avoid serious pitfalls related to their conditions; and this is especially true when it comes to illnesses such as bipolar disorder.

 A complicated, misunderstood illness, bipolar disorder does not immediately bring […]

Mental Health, Neurotransmitters And Your Brain

Depression. Anxiety. Bipolar disorder. ADHD. Once considered signs of “being crazy,” these illnesses and more are slowly being recognized for what they are: health issues that need to be addressed with dignity, respect, and treatment solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Just as we would expect doctors to treat a broken bone or a heart condition, so […]