Mental Health | Health Eagle - Part 14

Archives for Mental Health


by MPK June 2nd, 2006 | Medication, Mental Health
Xanax (pronounced ZAN-axe) is the common brand name for Alprazolam, a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders. Xanax (usually taken in oral tablet form) has a calming effect, with potential side effects of drowsiness, clumsiness, fatigue, and headache. Xanax can also have more severe side effects, such as blurred vision, slurred speech, and changes in normal behavior. Xanax is habituating, and users develop a tolerance. Physical and psychological dependence after several months of Xanax treatment is common. As a result, long-term Xanax treatment cannot be abruptly terminated, but must instead be slowly reduced in dosage over a course of weeks
Read More

Conspicuous Consumption Disorder

by Abigail B. July 16th, 2005 | Mental Health
Some people have a pathological desire to stockpile tons of stuff. What lies beneath this desire? Compulsive hoarders may fill their houses so full of stuff that they can no longer use and fill the bed, the table, or even entire rooms. They can’t invite friends over. They can’t keep track of their bills.

This disorder frequently is not discussed, much like bed wetting.  However, the latter can be treated much more easily using bed wetting alarms.

Hoarding often runs in families. It might be genetic or it might be a modeling effect. Hoarders tend to be emotional; they attach
Read More


by MPK March 29th, 2005 | Medication, Mental Health
Wellbutrin is a leading anti-depressant drug from GlaxoSmithKline. Wellbutrin differs from many anti-depressants because it does not have the side effect of reducing sexual appetite (although if you are having sex you should regularly have an HIV test). In fact, Wellbutrin patients commonly report an increased libido. Wellbutrin was first approved by the FDA in 1985, and is still commonly used today.
Read More
All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.