Panic disorder: just get treated already!

A friend wrote me recently to describe horrible discomfort from panic attacks, but also significant concerns about the medications his doctor had prescribed. Here’s my answer, in hopes that it may help others out there, too. Dear [friend], Thanks for being willing to reach out. Here are my thoughts. Yes, I know a lot about […]

Cannabidiol and the DEA

The US FDA approved Epidiolex® (cannabidiol, or CBD) for certain seizure syndromes in June, and today the DEA listed it as a Schedule V controlled substance (the least restrictive). This action will greatly facilitate clinical use and clinical trials of CBD in the U.S. Note that there is little evidence at this point that CBD […]

A measured response to CNN’s article on Nuplazid®

A recent article from CNN discussed Nuplazid® (pimavanserin), a medication approved by the FDA in 2016 for treatment of hallucinations or delusions in Parkinson’s disease (a.k.a. PDP, for Parkinson disease psychosis). The article made some efforts to present a balanced perspective, but the title and overall tenor of the article focused on the possibility that this new […]