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More evidence that exercise helps with mood

August 9, 2018

A study was published in Lancet Psychiatry yesterday that added to the evidence that exercise is good for one’s mental health.  In this study, participants rated their mood nearly 1.5 days per month less if they exercised compared to similar people who didn’t exercise.  Those who engaged in team sports, cycling and other exercise with […]

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Even a little exercise can help

June 7, 2018

In a blog post from a few years ago about the dose-effect of exercise, I passed along the findings that nearly an hour of rigorous exercise, at least three times per week, can be as effective as antidepressant medication. A newly published study notes that resistance exercise (such as lifting weights) can be useful in […]

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Genetic testing to find the right antidepressant

May 8, 2018

An interesting study was recently presented at the ApA conference: there is now limited testing available to determine which SSRI or SNRI antidepressant medication is more likely to work for you based upon your genetics.  The study was funded by the testing company, but is worth looking into for more information.  Hopefully this will prevent […]

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Article: Disruptive Physician Behavior

March 7, 2018

A colleague from the University of Maryland/VAMC, Preeti John, MD, and I just published an article in the Journal of Hospital Medicine about disruptive physician behavior. Check it out: Disruptive Physician Behavior: The Importance of Recognition and Intervention and Its Impact on Patient Safety And please read more about my work with disruptive physicians, healthcare workers […]

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Use of Antidepressants is on the Rise

August 16, 2017

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics just put out a report about the increasing use of antidepressants.  As a psychologist (as opposed to a psychiatrist), I have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, there have been many studies that have demonstrated the superior or at least matched efficacy of psychotherapy over medication […]

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