S.A.D. (SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER):

Depressive symptoms which happen during the shortened daylight period between November and February. Is treatable with 30 minutes of light/light box therapy used in the morning. ( therapyhttps://northernlighttechnologies.com/product-category/nlt-products ) Of importance… if a person has depression throughout the year, but symptoms are worsened during November to February, then this is not seasonal affective disorder, butContinue reading “S.A.D. (SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER):”

SOME OF MY ROUTINE QUESTIONS WHEN I INITIALLY INTERVIEW OUR TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS:

Do you think you’re a good person? What do you believe happened (if anything) to your body, spirit, or mind that led to your coming to see us about your depression? Why do you think you are depressed? (For now, disregard what medical professionals have told you, tested you for, or treated you for.) WhenContinue reading “SOME OF MY ROUTINE QUESTIONS WHEN I INITIALLY INTERVIEW OUR TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS:”

ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC ARE LIKE FLESH EATING BACTERIA. ALL OF THESE SEVERE PROBLEMS TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR LIVES IF WE IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS AND DO NOTHING. WITH FLESH EATING BACTERIA, WE CAN SEE THE INFECTION INVADING THE BODY AND THE REDNESS, PAIN, AND SWELLING EXPANDING BY THE HOUR. ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC EXPAND BEYOND THEIR INITIAL TERRITORY TOO. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT UP A WALL TO PREVENT ANXIETY AND PANIC FROM PROGRESSING. WE ACTUALLY NEED HELP, WITH THE USE OF MEDICATIONS, TALK THERAPY, MEDITATION, AND PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO PUT INTO REMISSION, AND EVEN CURE, ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC.

Often, anxiety, fear, and panic manifest as physical symptoms. These symptoms lead patients and the patients’ families and friends on months to years of emergency room visits, repeat visits to primary care physicians and specialists, blood testing and imaging, all the while missing the actual problems (and root causes) of fear, anxiety and panic. InContinue reading “ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC ARE LIKE FLESH EATING BACTERIA. ALL OF THESE SEVERE PROBLEMS TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR LIVES IF WE IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS AND DO NOTHING. WITH FLESH EATING BACTERIA, WE CAN SEE THE INFECTION INVADING THE BODY AND THE REDNESS, PAIN, AND SWELLING EXPANDING BY THE HOUR. ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC EXPAND BEYOND THEIR INITIAL TERRITORY TOO. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT UP A WALL TO PREVENT ANXIETY AND PANIC FROM PROGRESSING. WE ACTUALLY NEED HELP, WITH THE USE OF MEDICATIONS, TALK THERAPY, MEDITATION, AND PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES IN ORDER TO PUT INTO REMISSION, AND EVEN CURE, ANXIETY, FEAR, AND PANIC.”

DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?

People with addictive behaviors (leading to ruination of personal finances, health, relationships), severe depression (with psychosis, lack of appetite, lack of personal hygiene, or suicidality), eating disorders (with attendant health risks), bipolar mania (with associated poor judgment related to hypersexuality or hyperspending, leading to relationship strife and financial ruin), schizophrenia (with associated paranoia or lossContinue reading “DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?”

Suicidality…

It is so difficult, but life-saving, to make ourselves available, open and non-judgmental of people so that they are able to speak openly of their painful truths. Erase all of our assumptions about people. Let them tell us about what none of us had suspected. We do not need to correct, reassure or advise (unlessContinue reading “Suicidality…”

ANOTHER SUICIDE…CHESLIE KRYST

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6894379272736178176?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A%28activity%3A6894379272736178176%2C6895116065764986880%29 There is no emoji adequate for the loss of another one of our sisters (or brothers). Cheslie is us and we are her. 130 suicides/day, completed, in the US. 3,700 suicide attempts, each and every day in the US (https://lnkd.in/gtm7iGnE). Medical and mental health professionals have an array of very effective treatments, not cures,Continue reading “ANOTHER SUICIDE…CHESLIE KRYST”

ISSUES WHICH DISTRACT FROM THE FACT THAT OUR ADDICTED, ANXIOUS, OBSESSED, ADHD’D, TRAUMATIZED, OR DEPRESSED BRAINS (which we need to trust) ARE AT THE ROOT OF OUR MOST SEVERE PROBLEMS: PERSONALITY DIFFICULTIES, FAMILY STRIFE, SOCIAL TENSIONS, WORK RELATED CONFLICTS, FINANCIAL TROUBLES, AND LEGAL ISSUES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. December 30, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

CLEAN OUT your head (sleep, exercise, screen time, sleep apnea, alcohol, drugs, poor nutrition, mood and anxiety), in order to CLEAR UP how you think.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 15, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

I CAN…

help you to be less depressed and less anxious, but I cannot make you happy. help you have fewer cravings for your addictive substances, but I cannot make you clean and sober. help you decrease the risk of a second heart attack and stroke, but I cannot take away your atherosclerotic artery disease. help decreaseContinue reading “I CAN…”

YESTERDAY, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TELLING A 17 YEAR-OLD, WHO HAS UNRELENTING ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION, IN FRONT OF HIS MOTHER, THAT HE WAS MORE PRECIOUS TO HER THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE IN HER LIFE. I THANKED HIM FOR ASKING FOR HELP. WHAT A GIFT, TO ME, AS A FATHER ON FATHER’S DAY, TO BE ABLE TO TRY AND GIVE HOPE AND HEALING TO A TEENAGER AND HIS FAMILY.

Charles Tadros, M.D. June 20, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri