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,…

Drugs and Spring Break

Florida is one of the stop destinations for Spring break because of the beaches, but it’s also one of the places where kids use a lot of drugs such as Molly (ecstasy). One young woman (Maria) talks about how she was first offered drugs for free, when you ask for more that’s when they start…

Bipolar Women and Men on Different Planets

Women with bipolar disorder experience this mental health condition differently from men. For one example, women are more likely to have rapid cycling bipolar disorder. This means having more frequent and quick changes in mood. We also have more complicating factors when it comes to the symptoms of the disorder. Women have more changes in…