MANY TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAVE INERTIA AND ANHEDONIA. INERTIA IS THE INABILITY TO GET STARTED. ANHEDONIA IS THE INABILITY TO DERIVE PLEASURE FROM ACTIVITIES. WHAT THE REST OF US SEE IN THESE PEOPLE ARE:

Procrastination Tardiness Exhaustion Altered sleep-wake patterns Quickly starting (forced), but quickly ending in incompleteness (inability to sustain effort) Finishing a project or reaching a goal, but deriving no satisfaction or pleasure in their accomplishments. This lack of a sense of reward reinforces not trying again in the future. Charles Tadros, M.D. June 16, 2022 SaintContinue reading “MANY TREATMENT RESISTANT, DEPRESSED PATIENTS HAVE INERTIA AND ANHEDONIA. INERTIA IS THE INABILITY TO GET STARTED. ANHEDONIA IS THE INABILITY TO DERIVE PLEASURE FROM ACTIVITIES. WHAT THE REST OF US SEE IN THESE PEOPLE ARE:”

ON DEATH AND DYING

Sitting with, living with, or caring for someone for the last few weeks or months of life are the most revealing to what it really takes to provide good care and comfort for the terminally ill and the dying. Dropping in for a few minutes or FaceTiming the terminally ill or dying does not giveContinue reading “ON DEATH AND DYING”

TOO MANY OF US WALK THROUGH OUR LIVES SO DISTRACTED AND EXHAUSTED THAT WE THINK THAT WE ARE TOO BUSY, WE SAY THAT WE ARE TOO BUSY, AND WE APPEAR TOO BUSY. WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IS THAT OUR BRAINS ARE PEDDLING FAST (procrastination, regrets, worries, anxieties, shame, fear, anger, grudges) BUT WE/OUR LIVES ARE NOT MOVING. WE ARE PERPETUALLY EXHAUSTED, AND STUCK…NOT NOTICING THE PATTERNS OF OUR LIVES, THE OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR LIVES, AND THE LOVED ONES WITHIN OUR IN LIVES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. November 3, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri