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Jason Meisel

Sex and Psychiatric Medication

The Birds and the Bees For most of us, being in a loving relationship includes intimacy expressed as a sexual relationship. Intimacy is a natural expression of our humanity. But what happens when your sexual function is impacted by side effects from medication you must take to help manage your mental health and well-being? Just…

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Bipolar Disorder

Misunderstood Mental Health From time-to-time, mainstream media gleefully manipulates popular perception when they persevere on a celebrity whose public behavior is out of character. If a recognizable person goes into a “tailspin”, their behavior becomes fodder for every tabloid and celebrity news source in the U.S. Reporters gleefully vilify an incident that isn’t a celebrity…

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MPX (Monkeypox)

Really? Yes, really. More than two years after declaring COVID an international health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared yet another emerging health threat in MPX. This declaration was followed by the U.S. declaring it a national public health emergency in early August. Regardless of how COVID has impacted you or your family,…

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PTSD

What Is it? On social media, people use the term PTSD so frequently that we might wonder if it’s just another pop culture phenomenon. It’s not. PTSD is a very serious mental health condition.  It is quite complex and incredibly disabling for those who endure it. PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is often associated with…

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Social Anxiety

“Butterflies”, or Something More? Going to a job interview or dental appointment? Or do you have a big event like a prom or wedding? Butterflies appear in your stomach, you might get giggly, or develop sweaty palms. You might even breathe rapidly and your heart may beat a little faster, but it’s a completely typical…

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Social Media and Mood

Social Media The popularity (and most recent season) of “Stranger Things” has made us reminiscent of times that were simpler, when kids could ride bikes, hang out at each other’s houses, and even discover an astonishing upside-down world that mimicked their town. Communication wasn’t constant, nor were we concerned about every single moment of the…

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Ketamine Therapy

What is Ketamine? Ketamine is a relatively new drug. It was developed in 1962 but not approved for use in humans until 1970. Initially it was used as a general anesthetic and was known to have dissociative effects. It is still used in hospital settings for its anesthetic and analgesic properties. It was also used…

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Understanding Gender

What is Gender? When someone is pregnant, inevitably the first question they’re asked is whether they’re having a boy or a girl. The next set of utterances is often about their current family composition, whether they “want” the gender they’re having, or whether another boy or girl will complete their ideal family. We’re heavily socialized…

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