Antidepressants Understanding the Possible Reasons for Antidepressants Losing Their Effectiveness Author: Dr. Valery Nkendong, DNP-PMHNP-BC. Antidepressant tachyphylaxis, more commonly known as “poop out,” refers to the phenomenon where the effectiveness of a particular antidepressant medication diminishes over time. This can be a frustrating experience for individuals as they seek relief from their symptoms and strive …

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Addiction and the Reward Pathway in the Brain

Addiction and the Reward Pathway in the Brain   Understanding how drugs of abuse corrupt the reward pathway   Author: Dr. Valery Nkendong, DNP, PMHNP-BC.   The mesolimbic pathway, also known as the reward pathway, is a complex neural network within the brain that is essential for the regulation of addiction. This intricate system is …

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Understanding behavioral disorders

Understanding behavioral disorders   Dr. Val Nkendong, DNP, PMHNP-BC Boy wearing sitting down thinking, talking to female Behavioral disorders, also known as are conditions that affect an individual’s emotional, social, and cognitive functioning. These disorders can result in significant distress or impairments in the individual’s daily life activities. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of …

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