The first time I ever heard of the spoon theory was when I was in specialty pharmacy. The company that I worked for gave a presentation to help us understand the struggles and limitations that those with chronic health conditions experience. The deeper they got into this theory, the more I wanted to yell, “I […]

“Woman killed when 12 year old lands on her SUV in suicide attempt off overpass”

This was the headline of an article posted on Facebook by WPXI news in Pittsburgh.  (Link here https://www.facebook.com/wpxi/posts/10154925399146615 ) How many of you immediately said, “Why would a 12 year old want to kill himself?” Congratulations, you are part of the stigma we’re trying to fight. Sorry to sound harsh, but it’s true. But you aren’t […]

The History of Antidepressants (Part 2)

SSRIs and SNRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants today due to the reduced side effects compared to their predecessors (to read about tricyclics and MAOIs, click here http://bit.ly/Antidep1RphMH17  ) SSRIs and SNRIs are most closely related to the tricyclics, in that they inhibit the reuptake of Serotonin and Norepinephrine. (To read about neurotransmitters, click here http://bit.ly/2hiy3FO ) These […]