Blog Articles

Help! I Think My Loved One Is Addicted to Opioids

If you are worried that a loved one is addicted to opioids, you are right to be concerned — deaths due to drug overdose in the United States have reached all-time highs in recent years. Here’s a look at some of the signs and what to do next.
May 1st, 2023

10 Tips for Anxiety Relief and Management

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States and, thankfully, there are many ways to address it. Here, we have 10 tips to help you better handle your anxiety.
Apr 5th, 2023

Lesser-Known Ways to Help Improve Depression

Treating a mental health issue like depression from every angle possible can help you break free from poor mental health more quickly and also can give you additional tools to help keep future depression at bay.
Mar 14th, 2023

I Think I Have OCD. Now What?

Are you worried that you are showing signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder? Do you want to know what you can do to free yourself from the all-consuming symptoms of OCD? Let’s take a look.
Feb 1st, 2023

5 Psychological Effects of Addiction

Addiction is an all-encompassing disease that can have a major impact on your mind, body, and spirit. Here, we take a look at some of the more common psychological effects of addiction and how an addiction psychiatrist can help.
Jan 1st, 2023

Calling All Pilots: FAA Psychiatric Evaluations

Due to a question of a possible mental health condition or substance use disorder, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requiring you to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and now you might be looking for a HIMS psychiatrist.
Sep 1st, 2022

How A Psychiatrist Can Help You Get Off Medications Safely

You started taking medications to stop a downward spiral in your mental health, but now you want to break free of them. When it comes to getting off medications, there are some important points to consider and a psychiatrist can help.
Aug 1st, 2022

The Different Major Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, and nearly one-third of adults experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Here, we review the types of anxiety disorders and how we can help.
Jun 2nd, 2022

Get Psychiatric Help Right from Your Own Home

While there was very little good to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing use and acceptance of telemedicine may be the exception. Explore the many benefits of this approach to your mental health care.
May 10th, 2022

Alaska Psychiatry and Mental Health

While many choose to live in Alaska for solitude and open spaces, top-quality mental health care can be hard to come by. Thanks to modern technology, you can now access psychiatry and addiction treatment from all corners of Alaska.
Mar 1st, 2022

Sleep and Mental Health — A Two-Way Street

The relationship between sleep and mental health is very much bidirectional, and addressing both issues at the same time is often the best approach for overall wellness. Here, we explore this relationship and how Dr. Goldenberg can help.
Jan 1st, 2022

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

Psychedelic Treatment of Addiction: Coming to a Clinic near You?

After reviewing the limited data available, I would not recommend following in the footsteps of Scott Disick. However, I will be keeping an eye on the research as a possible alternative to current treatments as more research is published in the future!
Oct 5th, 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