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Depression Part II: What is Depression?

I hope you will share this message: Depression is a disease like any other. The knowledge in this series of posts should empower you and give you hope. If you or a loved one suffers from depression, please share my message and seek treatment.

Oct 11th, 2016
A Step-by-step guide to out-of-network benefits

When looking for a psychiatrist, you can choose between in-network & out-of-network providers. An in-network psychiatrist is often the default choice, including out-of-network psychiatrists can help expand your search & chances of getting the help you need

Mar 24th, 2019
Reasons to See an Out of Network Psychiatrist

Many patients assume it will be easier and less expensive to see an in-network psychiatrist, but quickly learned that’s often not the case. If you’re looking for a psychiatrist, here are some reasons not limiting your search to your insurance network.

Mar 24th, 2019
Treatment for ADHD: The Present and Future Directions

Adult ADHD is a common & treatable mental health condition. Dr. Goldenberg, a psychiatrist & mental health & addiction expert in Santa Monica, CA discusses how the cutting edge science helps his patients receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Nov 26th, 2018
Suicide Among Physicians

Suicide is the only cause of death that is More Prevalent Among Physicians than the General Population

Oct 13th, 2017
Tip of My Cap Award: Stanley B. Goldenberg

You can easily argue their action is ‘better late than never.’ However, I think we should be recognizing the real leaders and life savers in the pharmaceutical industry.

Oct 12th, 2016
Give Back Your Unused Drugs!

Tell your friends, family and neighbors about this great opportunity to keep our homes and neighborhoods safe!

Oct 12th, 2016
Smoking Cessation

Everyone’s path to quitting is unique and each success story should serve as motivation that we can all overcome this epidemic together. Please share your quitting story in the comments section below.

Oct 12th, 2016
Psychiatric Times Heroin Article

Cigarette smoking rates went down after our nation began having an honest discussion regarding quality research and treatment options.

Oct 12th, 2016
Electronic Cigarettes

One common question I have received and often get asked by my patients is: What do you know about electronic cigarettes?

Oct 12th, 2016
E-Cigarettes Just Got Less Cool!

I still feel that e-cigarettes can have a role in smoking cessation but this law is in line with my belief that long-term use and the impact on those around us will likely prove to be dangerous to health and well-being.

Oct 12th, 2016
E-liquids Should be Regulated by the FDA!

After reading this article and thinking of my patients, I feel more than ever that e-cigarettes and the liquid refills need to be regulated so that everyone knows what they are using and to make sure that they are as safe as possible.

Oct 12th, 2016
Do E-Cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

Therefore, mimicking the act of smoking with an e-cigarette could serve as a trigger and reinforce the psychological addiction that reinforces smoking behavior, making it harder to quit.

Oct 12th, 2016
New Smoking Cessation Tool!

I would recommend this to anyone thinking about quitting or who has struggled to quit in the past. I always recommend an all in approach and I think this can be another tool in our arsenal.

Oct 12th, 2016
Residents' Journal Article: The Opioid Epidemic

I hope you will join me in the effort to decrease the negative stigma associated with addiction and mental illness. Simply reading this post and thinking about these issues has already begun the process!

Oct 11th, 2016
Should you smoke marijuana?

As I mentioned, there are many aspects to consider to truly understand the impact of marijuana. However, these research articles help us to better understand how smoking marijuana impacts the overall quality of our life.

Oct 11th, 2016
Should You Smoke Marijuana? Part II

The views I have stated here should in no way serve in the place of a formal consultation with your doctor or suggest anything but following of Federal, State and local laws.

Oct 11th, 2016
How does Marijuana Affect the Body?

It becomes even more vital that we encourage, support and advocate for Marijuana research to help us better understand the benefits and risks of use. We must also support education for youth and treatment programs for those who develop addiction.

Oct 11th, 2016
APA Advocacy Leadership Conference

I was left with the feeling that if we work together on both the state and federal levels, we can improve the delivery of mental health diagnosis and treatment across our country.

Oct 11th, 2016
You can join The Next #YourMH Twitter Chat!

We have discussed Veteran’s Mental Health and Smoking Cessation over the past few weeks. The next discussion will be the last of the year and will focus on HIV/AIDS and Mental Health as Monday was World AIDS Day.

Oct 11th, 2016
Information About Involuntary Commitment

While I hope you are never in a position of having to get a loved one a mental health evaluation, especially in a situation where they are refusing care, it's comforting to know a system is in place for these types of situations.

Oct 11th, 2016
Is Our Treatment of Mental Health a Crime?

Not only will this provide needed treatment for individuals, it will possibly benefit everyone in our community if it lessens the burden on our criminal justice system.

Oct 11th, 2016
Psychiatry and Hope: Let's Stand Together

If you share my sentiments, please share this article with whomever you think might be interested. If you are on Twitter and are interested in topics related to mental health, follow me: @docgoldenberg.

Oct 11th, 2016
Depression Part 1: Spreading Hope

Together we can raise awareness and spread truth and hope. I know that if we spread knowledge, and ignore the misinformation, we will overcome the complacency and ignorance that is so pervasive today.

Oct 11th, 2016
Doc, I think I am bipolar!

If you, or someone you know, might be suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, I would encourage you to seek help from a Psychiatrist or a trained Therapist right away.

Oct 11th, 2016
Do you drink too much?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions or are worried about your drinking you should speak with your primary care doctor or set up an appointment to speak with a behavioral health professional.

Oct 11th, 2016
Alcohol Kills!

If you have trouble cutting down or quitting, speak to your primary care doctor or seek out a psychiatrist with addiction training for assistance.

Oct 11th, 2016
Tip of My Cap: New Beginning

My goal is to continue sharing insights, the milestones of my career and timely and useful research related to Mental Health, Wellness and Addiction.

Oct 5th, 2016
The Most Dangerous Drugs in the U.S.

I’m also interested to know if countries with more open access to these substances have higher or lower morbidity and mortality rates associated with their use as compared to our rates in the U.S.

Oct 5th, 2016