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February 3, 2016

#AskAPsychiatrist with Nzinga A. Harrison, M.D. – How much sleep do my kids need?

Special edition of #AskAPsychiatrist with Nzinga A. Harrison, M.D. live on Periscope for National Women Physicians' Day, February 3, 2016.  Today we talked about: the optimal […]
January 8, 2016

#AskAPsychiatrist with Nzinga A. Harrison, MD — January 7, 2016

The first #AskAPsychiatrist LIVE broadcast on Periscope was awesome!  72 people signed in and asked questions about so many different things including: I think psychiatric medications […]
March 30, 2011

Multi-Axial Diagnosis

Psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians use a multi-axial system of diagnosis.  The multi-axial system, meaning making diagnoses on several different axes, is designed to address […]
March 9, 2011

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence

Sedative-Hypnotic Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Sedative-Hypnotics.  Sedative-Hypnotics are prescription medications that work in nearly the […]
March 6, 2011

Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Sedative-Hypnotics.  Sedative-Hypnotics are prescription medications that work in nearly the […]
March 5, 2011

Opioid Dependence

Opioid Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Opioids.  Included in the class of opioids are morphine, heroin, […]
March 4, 2011

Cannabis (Marijuana) Dependence

Cannabis Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Marijuana. It is defined by having at least three of the following symptoms in a one year period:
March 3, 2011

Benzodiazepine Dependence

Benzodiazepine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are prescription medications that work in nearly the same part of the brain as Alcohol. This drug class includes Ativan, Klonopin, Valium. Xanax and others. It is defined by having at least three of the following symptoms in a one-year period:
March 2, 2011

Amphetamine Dependence

Amphetamine Dependence is the diagnosis used in the DSM-IV to describe the most severe addiction to Amphetamine. This includes Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, as well as prescription amphetamines such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall. It is defined by having at least three of the following symptoms in a one-year period: