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The Truth About Antidepressants

Posted by Kerrie Denner

How Antidepressants Work

Most antidepressants work by changing the balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. In people with depression, these chemicals are not used properly by the brain. Antidepressants make the chemicals more available to brain cells like the one shown on the right side of this slide.

Happiness: 6 Myths and Truths

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Don't Fall for These Happiness Myths; Learn How to Overcome Them

By Annie Stuart, Reviewed by Marina Katz, MD

If you'd like to have more joy in your life – and who wouldn't? -- the first step may be to change your views about what happiness really is. See what experts have to say about common myths about happiness that may actually be holding you back.

Turning Straw Into Gold: A Not-To-Do List for the Chronically Ill

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Toni Bernhard, JD

I love To-Do lists. I depended on them when I was working outside the home. I’ve depended them since my bed became my office. The one difference is that, pre-illness, I had fancy notepads and appointment books in which to keep my lists. Now I scribble them on any random piece of paper I can find.

A few weeks ago, I realized I could benefit from a Not-To-Do list that would remind me of my limitations—

Diagnosing Tinnitus

Posted by Kerrie Denner

A hearing test should be the first step in an audiological evaluation of tinnitus, since about 90 percent of tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.

Starting with a thorough medical exam, the proper diagnosis and evaluation of tinnitus are both critical for successful tinnitus management.

The Brain on Dizzy

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Gayatri Devi, M.D., Neurologist and Director of the New York Memory Services

Vertigo and Dizziness in Post Concussive Syndrome

Nellie is a 12-year-old girl hit by a sailboat boom a month ago. She did not pass out, but has persistent headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. Read more about her initial injury in "Anatomy of a Concussion" and then about the treatment of her "Post Concussive Syndrome (PCS) and Headaches" here. Now, we will discuss the cause and treatment of Nellie's vertigo.

Turning Straw into Gold: Don’t Be Intimidated in the Doctor’s Office: Six Strategies

Posted by Kerrie Denner

If you’ve read How to Be Sick or my post, “The Stigma of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” you’ll know that I’ve had my share of unsuccessful experiences with doctors, including being intimidated by them. Yes, this former law professor can allow herself to get intimidated by doctors! But after twelve years of chronic illness, I’m happy to report that I’m doing better in this uncomfortable setting.

Here are six strategies to help minimize the odds you’ll be intimidated and to help ensure you make the most of the short time allotted to you with the doctor.

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