Dear Doctor Column 1-15-18. Dear Doc, I just had my first baby and now I’m moody and tearful all the time. The doctors say I have the “postpartum blues” and that it’ll get better on its own. What are post-partum blues, and how do I know I don’t have something more serious? Congratulations on your […]
Guilt is about feeling bad, even disliking ourselves, over something we did or didn’t do in the past. Guilt can be normal: the fact that we feel it proves that we have compassion for others. At the same time, guilt can become so toxic and destructive that it overwhelms, and that’s when it’s time to […]
April 2021. You’re reading the very first installment of the Outside-the-Box Recovery Newsletter… featuring (a) our latest booklet, (b) a thought-provoking question, (c) and an announcement.
This newsletter is part of psychiatrist Dr. Kim Rosenthal’s humble endeavor to help providers help clients outrun addiction. We’re all in this together, so please share!
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is about obsessions and compulsions, but what exactly do these words mean? Here’s a little information about this illness. Obsessions. Obsessions are unwanted, repetitive thoughts or mental images that make a person miserable, usually resulting in a decision to avoid the thought altogether. But have you ever tried to not think about […]
Dear Doc Column 1-30-18 Dear Doc, my husband had an affair last month when he was out of town. He swears it’s over, that he’s had no contact with the other woman, and I don’t think he’s lying about that. But it’s been horrendous. I get paranoid & angry and second-guess everything he does. I’m […]
Bipolar disorder isn’t for the faint-of-heart. The depressions are catastrophic. They’re black, painful clouds of existence that hardly count as living. The manias bury you with baggage and regret. And the in-betweens, when you’re trying to remember how to be “normal” and make sense out the fact that none of this is normal… No, not […]
Ask the Doctor 3-1-2020. Dear Doc, I’m taking medication for depression and find that my sex drive is zilch. Is there something I can take to help with libido? Thanks. It’s unfortunate that many psychiatric medications cause sexual side effects. This includes antidepressants and some antipsychotics too. They’re great meds for depression, anxiety, psychosis, pain, […]
Depression. A miserable experience. When mild, it steals your dreams. When severe, it runs you over with stagnancy, painful thoughts, guilt, and shutdown. It’s also not just a single emotion. Depression comes in dozens of flavors and intensities, if not hundreds, and can vary from day to day, if not throughout the day. One minute […]