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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.

Is It Healthy to Sleep Naked? 5 Benefits to Know About

By Moira Lawler, Apr 22, 2024 “Generally speaking, sleeping naked is both natural and comfortable, assuming you are not too cold,” says Alex Dimitriu, MD, a double board-certified physician specializing in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California. (Dimitriu is also a medical reviewer for Everyday Health.) Click […]

9 Anxious Thoughts Keeping You Up at Night—And How to Manage Them

By Kali Coleman, Mar 31, 2024 “Constant worry can make us less present, less happy, and certainly sleep more poorly at night,” Alex Dimitriu, MD, a physician board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine, explained in a statement accompanying the survey. “Thoughts, and especially worries, can continue to spiral as part of a vicious cycle.” Click HERE […]

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