Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder – PMDD

[The following is an excerpt from my book  "Adrenaline Dominance", which is now available on Amazon.com or on my website: www.plattwellness.com] _______________________________________________________________ PMDD is a condition that has a tremendous impact on the quality of life of the woman who has it – as well as on the people who surround her. These are the women [...]

Adrenaline and Depression

This is an extremely important subject that goes way beyond the scope of a weekly blog. However, let me begin with some generalities. There are basically two types of depression – reactive and endogenous.  The former is caused by some event in your life – death, injury, a stroke, etc.  The latter comes from within, [...]

Adrenaline Series #3 – Bipolar Disorder

Understanding how the over-production of adrenaline can effect the body provides a clear insight into the condition referred to as ‘bipolar disorder’; the older term, ‘manic/depressive disorder, was perhaps more aptly named. People with this condition go from periods of extreme restlessness and/or hyperactivity to periods of extreme depression.  They often exhibit rapid speech in [...]

Adrenaline Series #2

Now that you have a very basic understanding of where excess adrenaline comes from, let us start exploring its consequences.  I will start with depression. Depression Please understand this is not a medical textbook that explores all the ramifications and characteristics of the diseases I will be mentioning.  For our purposes, that will not be necessary. Simply [...]

Adrenaline Series #1

I plan to present a series of blogs regarding adrenaline – a hormone that I feel is responsible for a tremendous number of medical conditions.  Please feel free to comment one way or the other.  I will begin with: An Introduction to Adrenaline Everyone has heard of adrenaline and many people recognize it as the [...]

The Health Consequences of Too Much Adrenaline

Hey Doc… You have referred to problems related to excess adrenaline in a number of your columns.  Why is this important and what can be done about it?                                                                                                                 -J.T. In Indian Wells- Dear J.T., Adrenaline is an extremely important hormone – it gives people energy and as a neurotransmitter it gives people intelligence.  For [...]

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