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Top Five Reasons You Are Fatigued!

Fatigue can be common in people with medical conditions like low thyroid, anemia, fibromyalgia, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy”, as proclaimed by the medical doctors.  Despite how widespread it is, medical researchers still do not completely know what happens in the body to cause fatigue with

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The One Thing to Ensure Worsening of Depression Outcomes and Relapse Rates

Many studies show an elevated incidence of nutritional deficiency in depressed patients, often about one-third of depressed patients have nutritional deficits.  In addition, therapeutic outcomes are worse and relapse rates are higher in nutritionally deficient patients. B vitamins, such as folic acid, B12, and B6 are absolutely critical for proper neuronal functioning. Depression mechanisms involving

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Move over, zoloft! Make way for psychobiotics

For centuries, humans have sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Over the last 50 years, the psychiatric community was fascinated by the idea that mental health could be restored through the direct use of drugs or in combination with traditional psychotherapy. With research exploring and illuminating the

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The Life Skills that can act as an Antidepressant…

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions. Most therapists working with patients dealing with anxiety and depression use a blend of cognitive and behavioral therapy. CBT is “problem focused” (undertaken for specific problems) and “action oriented” (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those

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3 crucial D’s associated with Depression

Diet, digestion, and detoxification are critical players in the patient with depression. One of the most important aspects of the role of diet is food sensitivities. Delayed sensitivities to food, mediated through IgG food-immune complexes can induce activation of inflammation and subsequently activation of the stress response, thus highlighting how daily dietary exposure to foods

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How to Dehumanize Depression

Given more information about the biology of a mental disorder, doctors and therapists react with less empathy for the patient, a new study finds. The study found that in hypothetical situations, conventional mental health professionals expressed less empathy for patients with conditions explained via biological mechanisms rather than psychological ones. The findings challenge the notion

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Antidepressants: Sometimes it’s like having a hammer and no nails

The dominance of pharmaceutical approaches to depression treatment continues virtually unchecked, although a recent reduction in the use of antidepressants among children and teens has followed black box label warnings.  Antidepressants are now the 3rd most widely prescribed drug class in the U.S. Etiologic and therapeutic debates NOW focus on issues such as improving response

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There is no such thing as depression

Aha, I bet that title might make some people mad….initially anyway! Modern neuroscience has now taken us beyond the scale and scope of modern psychiatry, even with the advent of the new DSM-V coding and definition changes.  Diagnosis is still based on symptoms!  Can you say, #fail?! People who report depressive symptoms typically are placed

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If you suffer from depression, you’re not alone.

Research indicates more than 16% of Americans will suffer with major depression at some point in their lives. That’s 34 million Americans. While identification and management of mood disorders has advanced considerably in the past 50 years with the development and approval of various assessment tools, medications, and other therapies, the need for improved assessment

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