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What are the side effects of trazodone for older adults?

By Sarah Bradley, May 16, 2024 All that said, trazodone is still considered a fairly safe drug. In fact, it’s safer than many other sleep medications, including Ambien, diphenhydramine, and benzodiazepines such as Ativan and Xanax, says Alex Dimitriu, MD, psychiatrist, sleep medicine specialist, and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. Click HERE […]

Taking a Closer Look at Sexual Sadism

By Toketemu Ohwovoriole , May 06, 2024 Sadism is a form of sexual expression that is centered around power dynamics. Mutual consent and trust are essential to a healthy form of this sexual interaction. With mutual consent and respect for boundaries, sadism can allow a healthy exploration of fantasies, power dynamics, intimacy, as well as emotional release, […]

Depression Symptoms May be Treatable Using Psilocybin from Magic Mushrooms

By Nancy Schimelpfening, May 3, 2024 Why psilocybin might be effective for depression? Alex Dimitriu, MD, who is double board-certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, explained that researchers are still learning why psilocybin might have an antidepressant effect. He said one possible mechanism “is increased neuroplasticity, allowing the brain to […]

Sleep Hygiene Is a Major Concern For Olympians This Summer: Doctors Explain Why

By Rachel MacPherson,  May 2, 2024 Sleep plays a tremendous restorative role in physical and mental wellbeing. For athletes, sleep offers a chance for the body to recover and fine-tune movement memory, which often happens in REM sleep, according to Alex Dimitriu, M.D., who is double board-certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and the founder […]

Misplaced your keys? How to distinguish dementia from normal age-related memory loss

By David Rossiaky, Apr 29, 2024 Dr. Alex Dimitriu, an expert in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California, summed it up for Medical News Today this way: “The brain is designed to run fast and smooth, and sometimes this means leaving out certain details while focusing attention on […]

Why GLP-1 Drugs May Improve Sleep Apnea

By John Loeppky, Apr 25, 2024 “Weight loss can help, but some people will continue to have sleep apnea due to other causes, such as oral and airway anatomy,” said Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. Click HERE for the full article.

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