The hottest Therapies Substack posts right now

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Are You Okay? 499 implied HN points 26 Jan 24
  1. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is a real and potentially debilitating condition that affects many women. Managing it can involve tracking symptoms, regular exercise, a nutritious diet, adequate sleep, hormonal treatments, SSRIs, psychotherapy, and stress reduction techniques.
  2. When considering tapering off antidepressants, it's important to discuss this process with a healthcare provider. Psychotherapy can be a valuable tool for retraining the brain during this transition.
  3. Individualized treatment plans are crucial for addressing specific symptoms and needs when managing hormonal mood swings, tapering antidepressants, or dealing with other health concerns. Working closely with a doctor can help in developing a suitable plan.
Samstack 1114 implied HN points 25 Oct 23
  1. There are various drugs like Naltrexone and Antabuse aimed at helping with alcoholism, but their effectiveness is limited and some findings are questionable.
  2. Most alcoholics who successfully stop drinking do so without any formal treatment, suggesting treatment efficacy may not be as high as expected.
  3. Alcoholics Anonymous, CBT, and other therapies may help, but their impact on recovery is small and success rates are fairly significant even without treatment.
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Skeptic 89 implied HN points 14 Mar 24
  1. Pseudoscientific beliefs can have dangerous consequences in medical care decisions, like those seen in transgender care and attachment therapy.
  2. Many psychological theories throughout history have been debunked as quackery, highlighting the importance of critical thinking and evidence-based practices in the field.
  3. The tragic case of Candace Newmaker serves as a reminder of the risks of pseudoscientific practices in therapy and the critical need for ethical, evidence-based psychological interventions.
The Frontier Psychiatrists 196 implied HN points 28 Jan 24
  1. The Frontier Psychiatrists were featured on The Soft White Underbelly with discussions on novel depression treatments.
  2. The interview quickly garnered over 6,000 views within a few hours of being launched on a Sunday.
  3. Topics covered in the interview included accelerated TMS, fMRI guided neuromodulation, bipolar depression, and more.
The Skeptical Cardiologist 393 implied HN points 01 Jul 23
  1. A recent study found no increase in cardiovascular risk with testosterone therapy for men with low T levels.
  2. Make sure to confirm low T levels before starting testosterone therapy.
  3. Weight loss and exercise can help alleviate symptoms related to low T without the use of testosterone therapy.
The Next Brand 235 implied HN points 07 Jun 23
  1. Unlock the ability to work consistently on something for a long time by aiming to make your first pile of cash to cover expenses for 2+ years.
  2. Consider and evaluate out-there ideas like the terrain theory of disease using a framework of high burden of proof, falsifiability, predictiveness, and prohibitiveness.
  3. The future of education could be revolutionized by implementing Mastery Learning combined with 1-on-1 tutoring and leveraging AI tools to provide personalized learning experiences.
Brain Lenses 19 implied HN points 23 Jan 24
  1. Misophonia is a neurological syndrome causing heightened sensitivity to certain sounds triggering negative emotional states like anger and anxiety.
  2. Misophonia may be a learned conditioned response from childhood, possibly linked to anxiety disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorders.
  3. Research on misophonia is still in its early stages, with speculation on categorization and limited methods for managing symptoms.
Axial 7 implied HN points 13 Mar 24
  1. Roche is focusing on developing therapies for neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, with a new drug called trontinemab showing potential for rapid clearance of amyloid plaques in the brain.
  2. Roche's neurology strategy includes a diverse pipeline of treatments for various conditions like multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and gene therapies for muscle-related illnesses.
  3. The company's commitment to Alzheimer's research is driven by the amyloid hypothesis, societal impact, and economic burden, aiming to improve patient outcomes and address the growing need for effective treatments in the aging population.