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The OCD Cure You Haven’t Heard Of

by Kelly Brogan, MD “Every time I have the thought that I want to harm my husband, I have to spend about 15-20 minutes organizing the utensils in our drawer just perfectly. It’s exhausting and so disturbing. I love him more than anyone in the world.” For Amy, this was her daily reality, on 40mg of Prozac, when she presented to my office during
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What is Happiness?

by Kelly Brogan, MD As a psychiatrist, one might assume that I have professional insights into the healthful pursuit of this illusory goal. The truth is that mental health in America (and by insidious extension, the world) is about suppressing inconvenient, inappropriate, and decontextualized symptoms of distress rather than promoting a state of contentment and emotional satisfaction. For my patients, happiness looks a lot
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Happy Conscious Holidays! Upgrading Santa

by Kelly Brogan, MD When I was a kid, my family really got into the theatrics of Christmas. My uncle or father would dress up as Santa Claus, complete with stuffed gut and husky voice, so that we kids could take a sneak peak at him while he unloaded our epic amounts of loot on Christmas Eve. I still remember the feeling of wanting
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The Pill: The Deadly Dichotomy — Episode 74

#74 – The Pill: The Deadly Dichotomy ** June 24, 2015 Guest // Holly Grigg-Spall ** Host // Kelly Brogan, MD Do you know how The Pill works? Millions of women — healthy women who take this powerful hormonal medication daily from their mid teens to menopause — have absolutely no idea. Cultural mythology and pharmaceutical marketing have sold women on The Pill as
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Unraveling & Undoing Postpartum Depression — Episode 72

#72 – Unraveling & Undoing Postpartum Depression ** May 20, 2015 Guest // Dean Raffelock DC, Dipl Ac, CCN, DIBAK, DACBN, DAAIM (Retired) ** Host // Kelly Brogan, MD Dean Raffelock is a pioneering intellect in the field of women’s health. He has focused much of his clinical work on the complexities of a woman’s hormonal physiology, but he goes beyond estrogen and progesterone into the
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