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A Cardiologist’s Experience with Benzodiazepine Dependence and Withdrawal

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I am a 40 year old cardiologist from the state of Texas, and I have been harmed by benzodiazepines. I was prescribed Xanax 0.5 mg three times daily as needed by my primary care physician during a health crisis in August 2015 (severe dry eye syndrome). I started out taking Xanax 0.25 mg nightly only […]

Cell Phones, Pregnancy, & Fetal Health Effects: An Interview with Yale Hospital’s Chief of OB/GYN, Dr. Hugh Taylor

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While the latest and greatest new gadget is exciting and trendy, I always wonder how it impacts our health. No one ever discusses health implications when a new phone or wireless gadget hits the market, because we are way more focused on all the cool things it can do. It’s no secret that technology evolves […]

Hypnobirthing, Pregnancy & Wisdom from OB/Gyn Dr. Marion Lacombe

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Hypnobirthing is gaining traction in the United States, and more and  more birth professionals are becoming certified as hypnobirthing instructors. It’s already hugely popular overseas, and a lot of my ZENBand customers are pregnant women who use the bands for hypnobirthing. Still, many people in the states don’t know anything about it.  Here’s the lowdown: […]

Vitamin D: An Interview with Dr. John Cannell, Founder of the Vitamin D Council

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 By: Erin Stair Since April is Autism Awareness Month, and since the Center for Disease Control just came out with the glaring statistic showing 1 in 50 kids are being diagnosed with autism, here’s an interview I  did with Vitamin D expert Dr. John Cannell.  I am also posting this interview, because it’s all about Vitamin D, […]

Psychiatry, Drug Companies, Antidepressants & Solutions: An Interview with Psychiatrist and Author Dr. Daniel Carlat

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Hi guys. This is an interview I did a few years ago with psychiatrist Daniel Carlat, M.D, when I served as editor in chief for The Alternative Mental Health News. Since the questionable efficacy of antidepressants is in the news (again) and “anti-psychiatry” is trending ( again), I thought it was timely to share. In […]

Manic Kingdom: Interview with Psych Central about My Book & The Ambiguity of Diagnosing Mental Illness

Manic Kingdom: Interview with Psych Central about My Book & The Ambiguity of Diagnosing Mental Illness

Below is a video interview I did with Gabe Howard and The Psych Central Podcast about my book Manic Kingdom, mental illness and embracing ambiguity.  I will admit that I was caught off guard during the interview, because I didn’t realize it was expected that each guest has a mental illness diagnosis. ( I should […]

Polygamy and Mental Health: A Conversation with SisterWives Founders Robyn & Chris Alesich

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Interview & Blog by Dr. Erin Stair Hi guys. Below is a fun, casual, organic, informative and entertaining conversation I had with Christopher and Robyn Alesich. They are married to each other, polygamists and founders of SisterWives.Com, the largest polygamy dating site and the only polygamy matchmaking site on the web. They were also delightful […]

How to Bounce Back from a Mental Breakdown: An Honest, Practical Approach

How to Bounce Back from a Mental Breakdown: An Honest, Practical Approach

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH ( This was originally posted on The Mighty’s website) Bouncing back from a mental breakdown isn’t easy. In addition to restoring your mental health, you will need to potentially restore your reputation, relationships, job or school status and even your view of yourself. The stigma against mental illness complicates and […]

OCD vs PANDAS: A Mistaken Diagnosis: Interview with Beth Maloney, Author of Saving Sammy

OCD vs PANDAS: A Mistaken Diagnosis: Interview with Beth Maloney, Author of Saving Sammy

I’m posting an interview I did with Attorney Beth Maloney, author of Saving Sammy, on a very important topic that could affect up to 50% of kids diagnosed with OCD. Is it truly OCD? Beth will share her perspective below: Beth is a successful attorney who has represented both writers and producers, celebrity entertainers and […]

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