Entries by Melissa Chefec

Stressed! Is it them or is it me?

August 11, 2020. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: Stressed! Is it them or is it me? Ongoing problems with co-workers? Constant arguments with family members at home? Few friends because most people you meet are simply inferior, unintelligent idiots, who are usually to blame for the stressors in your life.  […]

Dr. Alex Dimitriu: Medical reviewer for Insider Magazine

What causes sleep paralysis and how to reduce your risk By Kelly Burch , Jul 26, 2020 Click HERE for the full article. Do you have narcolepsy? Take this test to screen for symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness by Honah Liles, July 22, 2020 Click HERE for the full article. What is short sleep syndrome? […]

Burnout In The Time Of Coronavirus 

By Lauren Brauns, July 22, 2020 Dr. Alex Dimitriu, a California sleep doctor, told Psychology Today that avoiding burnout may be better accomplished by simply paying attention to basic biological needs instead of writing the next American novel. Sleep at least seven hours and aim for eight or nine, Dimitriu said, and eat healthy—even when comfort food […]

Healthcare’s Digital Revolution: How Pop Culture’s Tech Tools Are Impacting Patients and Providers

By Malia Jacobson, Summer 2020 Instead of presenting patients with their health data, providers are now fielding questions about health data that patients bring in with them. “Patients are increasingly bringing in their health data from apps and wearable devices,” says sleep specialist and psychiatrist Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep […]

7 Myths About Bipolar Disorder, Debunked By Experts

By Carina Wolff, July 20, 2020 Not everyone with bipolar disorder will have had a manic episode. “Some people may simply experience cycles of low mood and even mood,” psychiatrist Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, tells Bustle. “Others may experience periods of increased irritability and productivity — but never the happy high we all associate with bipolar.” Click HERE for […]

Existential Crisis: Grappling With the ‘Monster’ in All of Us

July 17, 2020. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: Existential Crisis: Grappling With the ‘Monster’ in All of Us Human rejection, a sense of worthlessness, and an introspective struggle with the central questions – Who am I? Why was I created? What is the meaning of life? – drove Frankenstein’s […]

What’s the Difference? Egocentric vs Egotistical vs Narcissistic

By The Editors  July 2, 2020 “In my professional work, we have come up with a balance between “Darwin and Buddha.” This is essentially a scale or spectrum of ego – from ego centrism to ego dissolution. No ego vs. too much ego. Whatever the label, some people have too much ego, beyond one standard deviation of the norm. When […]

The Connection Between Adderall and Depression

By Sarah Sheppard, Published on July 02, 2020 Though ADHD and depression can be diagnosed separately or together, says Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, it’s better to treat one condition at a time. Even though ADHD can cause depression, it is best to treat depression first, he explains. Once mood […]

Groundhog Day: Burnout in the Time of COVID

By Dr. Alex Dimitriu, Jun 19, 2020 You wake up each day tired. The day ahead seems like a multi-stage triathlon. Too many people have brought up the term “Groundhog Day,” to not mention it formally. You wake up each day tired. The day ahead seems like a multi-stage triathlon. You want to stay in […]

Groudhog Day – Burnout in the time of COVID

June 19, 2020. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: Groudhog Day – Burnout in the time of COVID. Too many people have brought up the term “Groundhog day,” to not mention it formally. You wake up each day tired. The day ahead seems like a multi-stage triathlon. You want to […]

ADHD AFFECTS OLDER ADULTS, TOO. KNOW THE SIGNS AND TREATMENTS AVAILABLE.

By YouAreUNLTD, June 18, 2020 Is your life often chaotic because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things? It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in adults, according to psychiatrist and sleep […]