Tag: mental health

Pivotal Lawsuit Shows Widely Used Antidepressant Increases Suicide Risk Over 800 Percent

By Annabelle Bamforth A trial is currently underway in Illinois as a widow seeks to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline accountable for improper labeling and minimizing a potentially serious side effect of a well-known antidepressant. Paroxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug under the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is…

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4 Ways to Increase Brainpower Under Stress

You’re probably already aware that excessive stress causes unpleasant physical symptoms ranging from headaches to tight muscles. However, you may not have stopped to think that a stressful lifestyle also takes its toll on your mental abilities. There are some things you can do to boost brainpower even when you’re stressed, and they’re worth trying…

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Probiotics In Yogurt Reverse Depression Symptoms

By Mae Chan Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the bacteria affect mood, providing a direct link between the health of the gut microbiome and mental…

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Maybe We’ve Been Looking at Depression All Wrong

By Josh Mur The phenomenon of depression is among the most common psychological disorders in the United States. It is estimated that about 16 million Americans experience a depressive episode every year, while around 350 million (5% of the world’s population) suffer from some form of depression. The symptoms vary from weight gain, weight loss,…

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The Real Truth About Cats and Dogs

People frequently discuss cats and dogs in regards to how they are different. However, they have far more in common than most people realize. They have common physical characteristics, territorial behaviors, and connections to humans. Many pet owners tend to prefer one animal over the other and may worry about introducing a puppy into a…

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Worldwide Studies Find Vitamin B “Significantly” Reduces Symptoms Of Mental Disorders

By Marco Torres We cannot escape the reality that in developed nations, people are often overfed and undernourished. A growing body of literature links dietary choices to brain health and the risk of psychiatric illness. B vitamins are required for proper functioning of the methylation cycle, monoamine production, DNA synthesis, and maintenance of phospholipids such…

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A Critique of an On Point Radio Show Featuring Two Academic Psychiatrists

By Gary G. Kohls, MD Duty to Warn – A Response to a Radio Interview With Two Academic Psychiatrists [Yesterday] morning I listened, with a lot of frustration, to the usually very informative and usually quite balanced morning radio interview program “On Point Radio with Tom Ashbrook”. The program “revealed” supposedly new information about the high…

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