1. Are you an adult with undiagnosed ADHD?

    This is likely not the first resource you've found listing ADHD symptoms. Perhaps you've already been to WebMD and Wikipedia, we even have on of those more generic and medical symptom based videos on our own site if that would help. We think you've likely already seen those and now you looking for something a little more personal and maybe some guidance on what to do next. Keep in mind, although …Read More

  2. Alpha-Stim a Safe Alternative in the Treament of Insomnia, Depression, and Anxiety

    At Kentlands Psychotherapy in Gaithersburg, MD, we are proud to offer Alpha-Stim as a treatment option to our patients. Alpha-Stim is a therapeutic device that uses cranial electrical stimulation (CES) to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and some pain disorders. The device is roughly the size of a cell phone. The patient clips the device to their earlobes and receives a low…Read More

  3. Myths About Antidepressants

    When deciding how to treat your depression, you have several options, one of which is antidepressants. Your psychiatrist will recommend what they believe to be the best option, but ultimately, it is your decision whether or not you use antidepressants as part of the treatment plan for your depression. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there about antidepressants that may make you biase…Read More

  4. Differences Between Medications

    Psychopharmacology is a branch of medicine that deals with the impact pharmaceuticals have on brain chemistry and neuroreceptors. Certain medications can have a very positive (or negative) impact on the brain when prescribed to certain patients. While not every mental health patient utilizes psychopharmacology, it is important to understand how the different medications that are prescribed can aff…Read More

  5. Training in Psychopharmacology

    Training to practice psychopharmacology takes years of work and even more experience. The brain is an incredibly complicated organ, and when using medication to alter brain chemistry, problems can arise if a qualified medical professional is not in charge of a treatment program. A psychopharmacologist is not just an individual that has specialized training in prescribing medications, these medical…Read More

  6. What Is Psychopharmacology?

    Psychopharmacology is a little known aspect of psychiatry that is highly specialized. According to the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, “Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. The complexity of this field requires continuous study in order to keep current with new advances.” This highly specialized field should not be practiced b…Read More