“As a Baltimore Psychiatrist, I bring my academic background at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and extensive private practice experience to the treatment of my patients, combining both medication and counseling approaches.”

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Antidepressants Work!

April 15th, 2012|Comments Off on Antidepressants Work!

Despite publications and media attention to the contrary, those of us in clinical practice, as well as our patients, have no doubt that antidepressants work. Confusion may arise because of the nature of FDA Registration [...]

New Antidepressant

May 21st, 2011|0 Comments

A new medication, vilazodone, has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression. It is going to be marketed under the brand name "Viibryd." It acts as an SSRI (see blog dated June [...]

Chronic Unpredictable Stress and the Genetics of Depression

May 14th, 2011|0 Comments

Another finding has just been published strengthening the association between genetics -- factors we inherit from our parents -- and depression. This study demonstrated a doubling of the activity of a particular gene in people [...]

Caffeine, Depression, and Anxiety

April 12th, 2011|0 Comments

Caffeine is a stimulant. This means it can make people feel more awake and alert. Other effects caused by activating the nervous system can include an increase in heart rate and feeling shaky. Caffeine works [...]