Dr. Mary Ann Block

has 2020 left you feeling anxious or depressed

Has 2020 Left You Feeling Anxious or Depressed?

April 23, 2021

Many are feeling anxious and/or depressed during the past year. Worries about catching the virus or wearing a mask, being forced to stay home, losing a business or job or vaccine side effects, have many stressed out. Before rushing to the psychiatrist for a prescription, consider the problem might be coming from something else. Anxiety…

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Depression and Side Effects

Depression and Side Effects

April 15, 2020

Some of the side effects of SSRI antidepressants include: Side Effects to Cardiovascular System Hemorrhage, hypertension, angina pectoris, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, hypotension, migraine, myocardial infarction, postural hypotension, syncope, tachycardia, vascular headache, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, cerebral embolism, cerebral ischemia, cerebrovascular accident, extrasystoles, heart arrest, heart block, pallor, peripheral vascular disorder, phlebitis, shock, thrombophlebitis, thrombosis, vasospasm,…

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Depression - Antidepressants Were First Antihistamines

Depression – Antidepressants Were First Antihistamines

April 9, 2020

The first antidepressants produced were actually formulated from antihistamines. That should be a big clue that there is a real association between the two problems. These antidepressants are the tricyclic antidepressants, such as Tofranil (Imipramine), Norpramin, Anafranil, Elavil, Pamelor, Sinequan, and Surmontil. Tricyclic antidepressants are potent antihistamines and this may actually explain why they are…

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Depression and Allergies

Depression And Allergies

March 31, 2020

Neuropsychologist Paul Marshall says that unless a person’s allergies are treated, depression will remain. He also states that allergies are often overlooked by psychotherapists as a cause of depression. This does not surprise me as psychotherapists are not physicians and would not have the medical training to alert them to allergies as a cause of…

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Depression and Nutrients

Depression And Nutrients

March 17, 2020

Depression has also been linked to folate deficiency. Researchers from Tufts University studied 3,000 ethnically diverse subjects ranging in age from fifteen to 39 with no depression to chronic symptoms. Blood tests showed that depressed individuals had folate serum concentrations lower than those with no depression. The lead researcher, Martha Morris, Ph.D. concluded, “Folate supplementation…

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Depression

Depression – You’re Not Crazy. Your Doctor’s Just Lazy

March 4, 2020

On the subject of neurological and general medical conditions, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual acknowledges that both “may cause personality changes.” The text goes on to reference “physical examination findings, laboratory findings, and patterns of prevalence and onset,” which would imply that the psychiatrist or other doctor making the diagnosis actually does perform physical exams…

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