Holidays and Social Anxiety

Holidays and Social Anxiety

By CCI Team   Most people see the holiday season as a festive time in which there are multiple gatherings with friends and family.  On the flip side, for some others, the same holiday season can be stress, anxiety and even depression provoking. Per a recent article...
Treating Addiction with Medication

Treating Addiction with Medication

By CCI Team   The process of treating addiction is not easy, and while psychotherapy is an important part of the process in order to explore the roots of the issue, medication is also often involved. Science Daily recently posted a release regarding the Washington...
Is Psychiatry a Religion?

Is Psychiatry a Religion?

By CCI Team,   According to Merriam-Webster.com, religion is defined as: a) the service and worship of God of the supernatural, b) commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs and...
Is Psychiatry Killing Your Children?

Is Psychiatry Killing Your Children?

By CCI Team   We have previously discussed Dr. Lawrence Klemenson, MD’s Mad in America article Psychiatry’s 12-Step Program for Producing Heroin Addicts in which he attempted to drew parallels between Psychiatry’s “brain disease” to the 12 step program.  In a recent...
Difficulties in De-prescribing

Difficulties in De-prescribing

By CCI Team   As a developing counselor, I’ve considered the implications of de-prescribing a patient, especially when I am coming from a “less experienced” background. More-so, this critical thinking has enabled me to study and prepare for encounters as such. If I am...
Do Antidepressants Work?  Or is it All in Your Head?

Do Antidepressants Work? Or is it All in Your Head?

By CCI Team   We recently discussed the prominence of depression as well as some of the risks involved in the use of antidepressants.   Depression and anxiety can be debilitating mental disorders, and it’s no wonder that one would go to a multitude of means to try to...