Bipolar Disorder and College

The first time an 18 year old moves away to college can be a bit traumatic under the best conditions. Suddenly, the student has lost the daily support of parents and family while at the same time gaining an entire menu of new stressors. Young college students are notorious for crazy sleep patterns and increased…

Dr. La Riche Featured in Key Biscayne Magazine

Our very own Christopher La Tourette La Riche, MD is currently featured as a “Key Player” in the April 2014 issue of Key Biscayne Magazine. Dr. La Riche is a board-certified psychiatrist, award-winning psychotherapist and board-certified addiction psychiatrist. Dr. La Riche received his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico where…

Advances in Understanding How SSRIs Work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 20 million Americans experience depression significant enough to warrant medical treatment, and 11 percent of those over 12 years of age are given antidepressants. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most widely prescribed antidepressants in the nation. But the drugs are not without their…

Lucida Treatment Center Featured in Brickell Magazine

Catherine Willner, senior vice president-Florida for Elements Behavioral Health, is featured in Brickell Magazine, which is distributed throughout Palm Beach, Dade and Broward counties. Willner addressed the importance of Latin families seeking addiction treatment from providers who understand both the Spanish language and culture. Traditionally, Willner noted, world-class treatment has only been available in English,…

10 Signs You Need Mental Health Treatment

As human beings, we’re all unique in so many wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways.  Each of us has particular idiosyncrasies and foibles that make us endearing to some and annoying to others.  But if something is “unique”, does that also mean it’s “abnormal”?  After all, “normal” is one of the most subjective words…