By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2021 3 Comments
    Show 1271: New Approaches to Managing Depression

    For many months now, people have been dealing with the pandemic, Which has brought both grief for the lives lost and anxiety about the threat of infection. At the same time, fires and floods have made…

    By: Joe Graedon January 25, 2021 0 Comments
    Lithium Damages Kidneys While Helping Bipolar Di…

    I worked in the Neuropharmacology Laboratory at the New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute between 1967 and 1969. The head of our lab was Carl Pfeiffer, MD, PhD. He was considered the father of orthomo…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2020 1 Comments
    Show 1204: How Brain Function Affects Mental Ill…

    Mental health problems cause widespread disability in today’s world. Large numbers of people suffer with depression or severe anxiety. While these ailments are real, we may not be considering their …

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2020 9 Comments
    Can Lithium in Water Supply Prevent Dementia?

    The chances are good that you are exposed to some lithium almost every day of your life. That's because this natural element is plentiful in nature. It is found in rocks and soil all over the earth. T…

    By: Joe Graedon August 30, 2018 4 Comments
    Vraylar (Cariprazine) Side Effects, Interactions…

    Have you seen a Vraylar commercial? A woman is having a manic episode. She has Post-it Notes everywhere and as the camera pulls back we see that she is working in an office that is supported by a giga…

    By: Terry Graedon April 19, 2018 19 Comments
    Show 1118: What You Should Know About Lithium

    Lithium rich water from hot springs such as those at Lithia Springs, GA, have long been sought after for their healing properties. This element was used for decades to treat some forms of mental illne…

    By: Joe Graedon August 21, 2017 39 Comments
    Rediscovering Lithium for Mood Disorders

    Lithium is a chemical element that is widespread in nature. You can find it in the earth's crust, in water and even in the food you eat. Depending upon where you live, there is a good chance that ther…

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2016 22 Comments
    Abilify Side effects: How Dangerous Are Antipsyc…

    Mental illness has always represented a challenge to the medical community. TV commercials to the contrary, there is no silver bullet to cure anxiety, bipolar disease, major depression or schizophreni…

    By: Terry Graedon January 13, 2011 2 Comments
    Antipsychotic Medicines Overused

    Antipsychotic medications were developed for treating severe mental illness, in particular schizophrenia. Older antipsychotics such as Thorazine, Mellaril and Haldol have a number of serious side effe…

    By: Terry Graedon August 12, 2010 0 Comments
    Ketamine Offers Relief for Intractable Bipolar D…

    Severe depression and bipolar disorder can be very difficult to treat. A new study suggests that an intravenous anesthetic may be surprisingly effective for relieving both conditions. Ketalar, known g…

    By: Joe Graedon February 2, 2009 3 Comments
    Modern Mind Medicines Lose Luster

    Hundreds of years ago, people with mental illness might be burned at the stake or locked away in a dungeon. In the early 20th century, some patients with schizophrenia were lobotomized with an ice pic…