Leila Khurshid

Leila Khurshid

PharmD, BCPS

After graduating from Regis University with her Doctor of Pharmacy, Leila completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Mark's Hospital (HCA) in Salt Lake City, UT, where she continued to practice for several years. There, she became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) trained in all areas of inpatient pharmacy, including inpatient psychiatry. Leila's current areas of expertise include cardiology, pulmonology, special populations, and academia.

Leila has since moved back to Denver, CO, where she continues her career as a clinical pharmacist and is the owner/operator of Write Now Apothecary, LLC. Her writing and editing focus on making medical information accessible to the general population. In addition, consulting work focuses on process improvement.

Articles worked on by Leila Khurshid

Medically Reviewed
  • 19th Oct 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

An individual can develop Acute Stress Disorder, or (ASD), after a traumatic event. Symptoms will occur within four weeks and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 9th Nov 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

People with antisocial personality disorder consistently show a lack of care toward others. This behavior can include violent or aggressive...

Medically Reviewed
  • 9th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental condition that occurs in children from a young age. Symptoms can include difficulty socializing and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 9th Nov 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness resulting in unstable moods that cycle between depression (feeling low) and mania (feeling...

Medically Reviewed
  • 9th Nov 2022
  • Est. 13 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness characterized by an intense fear of abandonment, problems with self-image, and impulsive...

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Cannabis use disorder, or marijuana addiction, is when someone continues to use cannabis despite causing clinically significant impairment. [1] They...

Medically Reviewed
  • 14th Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Conduct disorder is a disruptive behavior disorder associated with aggression toward others and frequent violation of rules. It is treated...

Medically Reviewed
  • 14th Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

People with delusional disorder experience irrational beliefs called delusions, typically treated with medication and therapy. The typical age of onset...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Nov 2022
  • Est. 13 minutes read

Alcohol-induced neurocognitive disorder is characterized by memory loss, personality changes, and disturbances to other mental functions and occurs in individuals...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Cocaine use disorder is a stimulant use disorder where people continue to take cocaine despite its negative side effects. When...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 12 minutes read

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder associated with binge eating, followed by behaviors like purging or excessive exercising to compensate...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Brief Psychotic Disorder is the sudden presence of psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions, lasting at least one day...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Dysthymia, also commonly known as dysthymic disorder or persistent depressive disorder, is a type of chronic depression in which someone...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 13 minutes read

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental illness that causes you to believe that you are unique and superior and makes...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Mild or major neurocognitive disorder (NCD) due to Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder where a person experiences slow and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 16 minutes read

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a long-term mental health disorder in which a person experiences obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, or both....

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, or OCPD, is a mental health disorder in which individuals show a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Panic disorder is a diagnosis of repeated, unexpected panic attacks and a persistent worry about having more attacks. It can...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

PCP is a hallucinogenic and dissociative drug that can lead to addiction if taken for long enough in significant doses...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 15 minutes read

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a serious mental condition that can occur in people who experience or witness a...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 16 minutes read

Schizophrenia is a severe, long-term, and complex mental health problem that can develop at any point in someone’s life but...

Medically Reviewed
  • 22nd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Schizophreniform disorder is a mental health condition without a single known cause, but it may be linked to genetics, brain...

  • Written by Danielle J Harrison
  • Clinically Reviewed by Leila Khurshid
Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Dependent personality disorder (DPD) is a mental health disorder characterized by strict reliance on other people to function mentally and...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Opioid use disorder is developed when a class of drugs called opioids, or opiates, are misused. They are highly addictive,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Schizoid personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by a lack of engagement in social relationships and limited expression of...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 4 minutes read

Amantadine is a medication that was originally developed as an influenza drug and is now primarily used to counteract the...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Bupropion, commonly sold as brand names Wellbutrin and Zyban, is an antidepressant medication classified as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI)....

Medically Reviewed
  • 1st Nov 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Amoxapine is an antidepressant drug used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. It should only be...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Mirtazapine, also known as Remeron, is a tetracyclic antidepressant, primarily used to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Take this...

Medically Reviewed
  • 11th Oct 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Buspirone, known as BuSpar, is an anxiolytic medication used to treat generalized anxiety disorder and short-term anxiety symptoms. This medication...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Moclobemide is a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA), categorized as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressant medication. Moclobemide...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Nefazodone, previously branded as Serzone, is a serotonin modulator used to treat depression symptoms in adults. Medical advice and supervision...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Paroxetine, also known by its brand name of Paxil, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It is commonly used...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Pemoline is a prescription medication commonly known as Cylert. As a central nervous system stimulant, pemoline is primarily used to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Trazodone is a prescription antidepressant medication for adults and works as a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (SARIs). This medication...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Phenelzine, or Nardil as it’s typically called, is a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) used to treat depression. Most side effects...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Perphenazine is an antipsychotic medication used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. It belongs to a class...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Triazolam is a benzodiazepine drug that is primarily prescribed to treat insomnia. However, the medication can be habit-forming and cause...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Vigabatrin is an antiepileptic drug used in treating a particular type of seizure in adults and children over ten when...

Medically Reviewed
  • 3rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Propranolol, also known as Inderal and InnoPran, is a beta-blocker typically used to treat various heart conditions and sometimes prescribed...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Verapamil is a calcium-channel blocker used for treating various heart conditions and sometimes for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Take...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Sertraline, also known as Zoloft, is an antidepressant medication, classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), primarily used to...

Medically Reviewed
  • 5th Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Protriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depressive disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and headaches. Take this...

Medically Reviewed
  • 23rd Nov 2022
  • Est. 8 minutes read

Ethosuximide is an anticonvulsant used to control petit mal seizures, commonly called absence seizures. During treatment, patients should be observed...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Oct 2022
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Reboxetine, commonly known as Edronax, is an antidepressant used to treat major depression in adults. However, its use has the...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Dec 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a type of talking therapy that originated from the same school of thought as cognitive...

Medically Reviewed
  • 19th Dec 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Bipolar I disorder is a mental health condition without a single known cause, but it is believed to have a...

  • Written by Danielle J Harrison
  • Clinically Reviewed by Leila Khurshid
Medically Reviewed
  • 19th Dec 2022
  • Est. 5 minutes read

Bipolar II is a mood disorder on the bipolar spectrum. It is diagnosed after at least one episode of hypomania...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 10 minutes read

Eating disorders are serious psychological or behavioral conditions causing avoidant, restrictive, or excessive forms of eating. There are several types...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 11 minutes read

Hypersomnia refers to a condition that involves excessive daytime sleepiness. Hypersomnia might be neurologically-based or caused by medications, drinking too...

Medically Reviewed
  • 21st Dec 2022
  • Est. 9 minutes read

Insomnia is a sleep disorder associated with problems with sleep quality or quantity [1]. It can be treated with sleep...

Medically Reviewed
  • 10th Jan 2023
  • Est. 2 minutes read

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder in which a person experiences intense fear, or a panic attack, in situations that makes...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 4 minutes read

It is well-reported that unipolar depression, or depression as we know it, is more commonly documented in women. No statistic,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 3 minutes read

Bipolar disorder is a neurological condition with extreme positive to negative mood swings. Positive episodes can be manic, euphoric, impulsive,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 3 minutes read

Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is a mental health disorder characterized by periods of excessive energy or...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 3 minutes read

What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic mental illness associated with severely debilitating symptoms that can have...

Medically Reviewed
  • 12th Jan 2023
  • Est. 7 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are mental health conditions with overlapping symptoms. These two psychiatric disorders can...

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 2 minutes read

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a psychological condition marked by impulsivity, mood swings, and emotional instability. It affects somewhere between...

  • Written by Danielle J Harrison
  • Clinically Reviewed by Leila Khurshid
Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 6 minutes read

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 4 minutes read

Medically Reviewed
  • 13th Jan 2023
  • Est. 4 minutes read

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Jan 2023
  • Est. 5 minutes read

There is so much excitement for the arrival of a new baby, both for expectant mothers and loved ones. Still,...

Medically Reviewed
  • 16th Jan 2023
  • Est. 8 minutes read