2-10-17  Cariprazine I feel like this post just keeps getting longer and more boring. I hope to make a clean short post about Vraylar, and a separate post on Rexulti and Abilify. Such interesting medications! Brexpiprazole (Rexulti) is a new antipsychotic that came about at about the same time as cariprazine. Cariprazine and brexpiprazole (I…

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The DSM-V criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (F41.1) includes excessive anxiety and worry for at least 6 months. The subject of “apprehensive expectation” is about a number of events or activities (not just one thing). It is difficult to control the worry and includes at least three of these: restlessness, easy fatigability, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance.

How to hack smoking when you don’t want to quit.

I know that you don’t want to quit.

But you know that everything will be better in the long haul if you can quit.

You will feel better. You will be less depressed. Anxiety will get a million times better. You will actually start sleeping at night. Your bones will get stronger, arthritis will start to heal finally, pain will decrease, your heartburn will improve. Heck, you won’t smell like a cat that’s been dead for a week because it got ran over by a fire truck in a grassfire anymore! Because that really is what you smell like when you smoke and then lean over to talk to me.