New Year Got You Feeling Less Than Motivated?

New Year Got You Feeling Less Than Motivated?

So, the New Year has dawned. Everyone around you is high on goals and visions and new activity and efficiency. You, on the other hand, would just rather stay in bed. Millions of people feel depression after the holidays more than any other time of the year. And, millions of people don’t speak up about it because they feel that they’re the only one, surrounded by chirpy people who take a liking to singing songs such as “High...

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Holiday Blues Are a Serious Problem

Holiday Blues Are a Serious Problem

What we call “holiday blues” are actually a documented disorder that we refer to as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. In most cases, SAD is more prevalent in late fall through early new year, and can be as simple a case as “winter blues” or “seasonal funk” to an outright and very high risk situation that can lead to use or increased use of alcohol, drugs and thoughts of suicide. SAD occurs more often when...

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Postpartum Blues: A Neurochemical Song

Postpartum Blues: A Neurochemical Song

From Dr. Corona’s newest book, Healing the Mind and Body, Volume 2. Mood changes due to chemical imbalances can add to the considerable stress often experienced by mothers after giving birth. In light of a mother’s natural worries for her newborn, increased responsibilities, unrelenting busyness, biological adjustments, and lack of sleep, this unrepeatable season of a baby’s life can sometimes bring on anxiety, frustration,...

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How Do You Treat a Man Like Robin Williams?

How Do You Treat a Man Like Robin Williams?

It was devastating news to all of us when news broke that popular funny man Robin Williams had committed suicide on Aug. 11th. Just 63 years of age, it was not widely known that Robin Williams had suffered years of addiction struggle with alcohol and drugs. In July, admitting to close family members that he was suffering severe depression, he had entered a Minnesota rehabilitation center to help him maintain sobriety. Sadly, the short-term...

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The reward in actively treating neurochemical imbalances

The reward in actively treating neurochemical imbalances

An excerpt from Dr. Paul Corona’s upcoming book, Healing the Mind and Body: The Doctor and Patient Guide I have found that treating patients with neurochemical disorders is by far the most interesting and impacting area of medicine as compared to any other medical problems that I’ve had the opportunity to treat. I have enjoyed all aspects of family practice, but I found out along the way that treating neurochemical imbalances is definitely the...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Drug Abuse: Underlying Imbalance

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Drug Abuse: Underlying Imbalance

Yesterday, Feb. 2nd, the talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of a heroine overdose. For years, Hoffman struggled with drug abuse …and for years, Hoffman struggled with depression symptoms. There are a staggering number of people with depression or bipolar disorders who abuse drugs – well over 50% in documented bipolarity cases alone. The fact that these people would be inclined to self medicate regardless of legal,...

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