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Medication
July 16, 2019

What to Expect When Starting Suboxone

In 2016, in the United States: 51,969 persons died from an opioid overdose 1 million people suffered from an Opioid Use disorder Yet only about 20% of these individuals received treatment for this chronic brain disease In 2017, Virginia saw: 1,534 fatal drug overdoses, most of which were related to…
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MedicationMental Health
June 25, 2019

Does Your Psychiatric Diagnosis Matter?

The answer to this question is most a resounding yes for most patients, families, and, insurance companies. But for the millions of practicing therapists, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, we may not get such enthusiastic agreement on this answer. Why is that? The answer may lie in how psychiatric diagnoses are…
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MedicationMental Health
January 19, 2019

Are You SAD?

Do any of these sound like you during the winter months? Have a depressed mood more days than not Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed Increase in appetite, especially for carbohydrates Increased sleep Loss of energy or increased fatigue despite extra sleep Increase in restlessness or…
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Medication
October 16, 2018

Over the Counter and Psychiatric Medications: Helpful or Dangerous Combination?

Over the counter medications (OTC’s): many of us have relied on them for day-to-day ailments. Be it for coughs, colds, headaches, fever, minor sprains, allergies, or aches and pains, we’ve all found ourselves meandering into our local pharmacy seeking relief from these minor but pesky symptoms. In fact, studies have…
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June 6, 2018

Dr. Anand Answers Questions About Psychiatric Medications

Am I on the right medication? How do I know if it is working? These are among the most common questions I get asked by patients. Naturally it stems from people wanting to learn more about their medications, including how they work. I try to set up realistic expectations for…
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June 23, 2016

Welcome to the Insight Into Action blog!

Hello and welcome to the Insight Into Action blog!  I just finished reading Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World by Michael Hyatt.  This York Times Bestseller gives a step-by-step guide of how to communicate with a larger audience.  This nudged us to put our insights about Platform into action by developing this blog.  Our…
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