Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! 🇨🇦 The ebook versions of my new book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and my first book Psych Meds Made Simple are on sale through the Mental Health @ Home Store today only for $1.99 each! And totally aside from that, a huge thank you to all of you for making this blogging … Continue reading Thanksgiving Sale!
Thanks so much to Casey for this amazing review of my book!
Well this is exciting - the 2nd review of my book today! Thanks Marie!
Thanks to Johnzelle for this amazing review of my book!
Yay! A review of my book from the fabulous Karen at Blue Sky Days 365 😃
Today I hit the big 4-0. I remember when I thought that 40 marked the beginning of being officially "old". Now it's just another number. In addition, though, I've embraced becoming more curmudgeonly, and even if someone called me old it wouldn't bother me. What is a bit a weird is seeing people a fair … Continue reading Happy birthday to me… but the gift is for you!
My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do, has been out in the world for 2 weeks now, and I'm thrilled by the positive response so far! The book is aimed at helping people who take psych meds to be empowered to make informed decisions about their mental illness … Continue reading Free to download today! My book Psych Meds Made Simple 🎉
My first book, Psych Meds Made Simple: How & Why They Do What They Do, is available today on Amazon as an ebook or paperback. It's everything you didn't realize you wanted to know about medications! So, what's this book about? People living with mental illness are often left out of the loop when it comes … Continue reading It’s book release day!
A recent paper published in the Lancet looked at how effective antidepressants are, and this has been reported on in the media. Since media outlets don't necessarily have strong research literacy, let's take a look at what the paper itself has to say. My earlier post on research literacy explains some of the terms I'll be using … Continue reading Do antidepressants work? What a new meta-analysis says.
We work so hard on our mental health, but sometimes we can get knocked down by an unexpected source: prescription medication. Sure, we all know that some street drugs can adversely affect mental health, but there are also a number of prescription medications for conditions totally unrelated to mental health that can trigger symptoms of … Continue reading Meds that can make you crazy (literally)
This is the last in the psych meds 101 series; I've previously posted about antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety meds, drawing on my perspective as a mental health nurse, former pharmacist, and person with depression. While some of these meds are used primarily for sleep, many have other uses as well. The choice of … Continue reading Psych meds 101: Sleep meds
Part 4 in a series of posts on how psych meds work
This post breaks down what I take to manage my depression - it's a long list, but it's a tough illness.
A primer on mood stabilizers and how they work