Author Archives: Sarah Beth

Psych Meds – Straight Talk from a Great Psychiatrist

To my surprise and delight, I received a response today to the questions I emailed about two weeks ago to Dr. Douglas Romero, an expert in psychiatry and psychopharmacology from the Centro de Mejoramiento Personal (Center for Personal Improvement) in San … Continue reading

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Decrescendo

One night last week my husband came home from work, kissed me on the forehead, and listened patiently while I excitedly told him about contacting Dr. Romero in Puerto Rico and about the organizations who’ve expressed support for this blog. … Continue reading

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Status Update: Unexpected Health Issues and Corresponding with Experts

Slowly but surely, this blog is shaping into something that more closely resembles what I had in mind when I first set out to start writing it. It may not be the prettiest-looking blog out there right now, and the formatting of … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Medications 101: An Introduction

One of the most prevailing (and damning) myths about mental illness has to do with psychiatric medications and the notion that taking them will somehow either turn you into a robot or make you even more crazy than you already … Continue reading

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Stamp Out Stigma #1

So we’ve already got TiMMYS, which stands for This Might Make You Smile, and now I’d like to begin another acronym: S.O.S., which stands for Stamp Out Stigma. In S.O.S. posts I’ll be shining the spotlight on our friends out … Continue reading

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Road Construction Underway

The next group of posts I plan to write cover the topic of therapy: what it is, why it works, how to locate a good provider of it, the different flavors it comes in, and how to get the most … Continue reading

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Recalibrating… Recalibrating… Recalibrating…

You know how sometimes you set out to go somewhere and you program your destination into your GPS or your smartphone, only to get halfway there and need to pull over for a bathroom break? (This happens about every 20 … Continue reading

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What to Expect on Your First Visit to the Psychiatrist

Your first appointment is only a few days or hours from now. You’re probably feeling at least a little bit nervous. You may be picturing a scene in your mind of a square brown room with a couch made of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your First Visit to a Psychiatrist

So you’ve found a psychiatrist, hopefully one who’s board-certified and well-reviewed by his or her patients, and you’ve scheduled your first appointment. Now what? There are several things you can do to get the most out of your first visit: … Continue reading

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TiMMYS #2

Good morning, everyone! As I was waiting for my Adderall to kick in so I could get started in earnest on writing today’s post, I found this video online and thought it would make an excellent installment for the TiMMYS … Continue reading

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