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|7/17/2015 - Walking alongside the creek with sand squishing in between his toes, a wandering man watched as the water rippled across the rocks. Looking back at his sandy foot trail, watching it meander along the water's edge out of sight, it seemed almost as if time had been frozen in place for fifty feet or so.
|7/9/2015 - Claiming that she has wanted to die ever since childhood, a 24-year-old Belgian woman thinks that suicide is the only answer. This summer, she is getting help from her psychiatrist. The suicidal Belgian woman is about to receive, in her mind, the ultimate treatment for her psychological condition.
|5/31/2015 - While most people are aware of feelings of fatigue, moodiness or bouts of confusion when they're burning the candle at both ends, a new study shows that it may be more detrimental to mental health than previously thought.
City College of New York psychology Professor Irvin Schonfeld has determined...|
|5/28/2015 - Depressive disorders affect millions of Americans every year. They can damage family relationships, affect job or school performance and be a risk factors for physical health problems as well. There are many prescription drugs available nowadays, and while they are certainly an improvement over first-generation...|
|5/20/2015 - In a recent appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Sue Varma discussed overuse of antidepressants, also referred to as the "new drug moms are hooked on," and "mommy's little helper" because of their growing prevalence for use by mothers and women in general. During the show, one mother stated that taking...|
|5/13/2015 - The science backing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, as an effective remedy for increasing serotonin levels in the brain and helping depression sufferers achieve mental "balance" is entirely nonexistent, warns a prominent psychiatrist in a new peer-reviewed editorial published in the...|
|4/26/2015 - As a society, we don't seem to understand exactly what depression is any more. So many cases of "depression" are really voids within that we are trying to fill. Perhaps this depression represents parts of us that have been taken away or left behind that we are simply seeking to get back. Maybe our depression...|
|4/22/2015 - In response to a recent study in Biological Psychiatry, news media have been making claims like "diets high in fat can lead to... depression and behavior changes."
These claims are inaccurate for two reasons: 1) not all fats are the same, and 2) the researchers found no such thing.
|4/4/2015 - Drinking water that's been artificially fluoridated with synthetic fluoride chemicals has been shown in a new peer-reviewed study to increase the risk of underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, by 30 percent or more.
Researchers from the University of Kent in the UK, publishing their work in the...|
|4/2/2015 - The tables are finally starting to turn in regard to the perception that the world has of water fluoridation following the release of at least two reputable studies over the past three years documenting the adverse health effects caused by the chemical.
Researchers from the University of Kent, a...|
|3/27/2015 11:33:18 AM - Many experts consider depression to be one of the biggest public health concerns of the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization, depression, which is characterized by a persistent state of pessimism and inactivity, is the leading cause of disability worldwide and a significant contributor...|
|3/26/2015 - The Germanwings air catastrophe is now being widely reported as a murder-suicide, based on audio evidence that paints the picture of a co-pilot locking everyone else out of the flight deck while he calmly flew the plane onto a collision course with a mountain.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all...|
|3/7/2015 - Sweat drips cold from his brow, as if his thoughts are trying to escape his scalp. Insomnia stares into his face like blinding lights. Ever since he started on his new medication, he could feel his care for life slipping, his mind trying to adjust to the chemical changes overtaking his brain. He knew...|
|2/18/2015 - Do you ever wonder where you positive emotions went?
If your optimistic outlook on life has soured, then you should know that - beyond psychological approaches - nutrition plays a key role in maintaining your moods.
There are several nutritional deficiencies that can lead to feelings of depression.
|2/6/2015 - Globally, one person dies by suicide roughly every 40 seconds. Around the world, over one million people commit suicide each year -- an increase of 60 percent over the last four and a half decades. Incredibly, farmers have one of the highest rates of self-inflicted death.
Newsweek reports that suicide...|
|1/16/2015 12:49:43 PM - Natural News has committed to keeping readers informed about economic conditions both in the United States and the developed world, because there is so much going on that could affect the financial stability of billions of people.
As such, we are continuing as well to provide readers with reasonable,...|
|1/10/2015 - While drug companies make billions of dollars in profits from drugs given to patients to treat depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, schizophrenia and other so called "mental" illnesses, a little known genetic disorder that has been known for decades to sometimes be the cause has been ignored and...|
|1/3/2015 - The banana plant is an herbaceous, flowering plant indigenous to the tropical regions of India, northern Australia and Southeast Asia. Its fruits, which are recognized by their crescent shape, yellow skins and sweet tastes, are one of the oldest crops cultivated by mankind and remain the most popular...|
|1/3/2015 - Living away from home for the first time and having to manage a whole new workload without childhood friends or family nearby is tough for many college freshmen. But a new study published in the journal Nutrients also links vitamin D deficiency to this oftentimes overwhelming mental and emotional burden,...|
|12/28/2014 - (Story by William Engdahl, republished from Journal-NEO.org) For the better part of the past century, Western pop culture has systematically denigrated and devalued what should be the most honored profession of all. Those who labor with the land, day-in and day-out, to deliver the food that we eat have...|
|12/28/2014 - According to researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, there's a way to diminish the symptoms of depression in as quickly as one day, with little to no side effects. Furthermore, the benefits can last up to a week after just one treatment. Considering that conventionally...|
|12/20/2014 - The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, a time for families to come together, a time of celebration and fun. For far too many, the holidays are anything but fun. They are a time of overwork, stress, emotional pain, financial difficulty, weight gain, sleep deprivation, and all around misery.
|12/1/2014 - "To grasp the magnitude of the nutritional/ biochemical problems we are facing today requires a shift in perspective and a new paradigm. The old paradigms and psychological models have become obsolete and are much too limited in perspective." -- Richard Malter
In 1984, clinical psychologist and nutritional...|
|11/7/2014 - Even briefly boosting your intake of omega-3 fatty acids might provide months of protection from certain forms of depression, according to a study conducted by a team of international researchers and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
"The study shows that even a short course (two weeks)...|
|10/9/2014 - If you are depressed while you suffer from regular yeast infections, or athletes foot, or have taken antibiotics recently, there is a connection. Our brains are inextricably tied to our gastrointestinal tract and our mental well being is dependent on healthy intestines. Depression, bipolar disorder,...|
|10/6/2014 11:58:05 AM - The toughest part about beating depression is not wanting to get better. Depression, itself, becomes a kind of release when there is no other way to let go of emotional pain. Intellectually you know it has to stop, but it can be hard to claw your way back. When someone has been depressed for a long...|
|9/23/2014 - Clinical depression is often linked with those suffering from macular degeneration, since loss of vision leads to a withdrawing from the activities once enjoyed. (1) In fact, 25 percent of people who have macular degeneration in both eyes ultimately develop clinical depression. (1)
"You can't read,...|
|8/6/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 10 Americans experience depression, which can affect everything from the outcome of chronic health conditions to work productivity (1).
Many drugs are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms, however, rather than relying on...|
|7/16/2014 - Each year, millions of Americans are prescribed the anti-depressant drug Paxil, which belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. These powerful medications have a direct bearing on the chemistry of your brain and the way the nerves in your brain respond to...|
|6/26/2014 - Before you begin your journey into discovering for yourself why baked goods cause depression, you should pre-empt that knowledge with a basic understanding of where depression usually finds its roots, and then dig them up. This will prevent them from "growing back" later. After this, you should scrub...|
|5/31/2014 - What if you couldn't metabolize a drug you were prescribed? How would your body react to a psychotropic drug stuck in "overdrive"? Would you become psychotic because you were hooked on a drug your body can't even process? And if so, should you be out on the streets of society, mixing with all the other...|
|5/21/2014 - Depression is a cruel disease. It starts out as an unobtrusive emotion and, when left unattended, eventually becomes a life altering and sometimes even a life threatening condition. Judging from the many stories shared on the internet describing actual cases of depression, one thing seems to stand out...|
|5/9/2014 - It turns out that people suffering with depression engage in an unconscious habit that prevents them from feeling the positive emotions that are available to them every day.
A new study conducted by KU Leuven has shown people in a depression (the volunteers for this study were postpartum women) experience...|
|5/8/2014 - When it comes to treating depression, many things come to mind, from antidepressant medications to natural therapies like yoga and herbal remedies like St. John's wort. In particular, there is one very crucial element which cannot be ignored. As humans are social animals, the very important role that...|
|5/4/2014 - Who hasn't, at one point or another, battled with depression? That unmistakable energy-zapping, soul-crushing and utterly unpleasant state. In these uncertain times of economic failure, joblessness and threats to home and food security, it's no wonder rates of depression are on the rise. But before...|
|5/2/2014 12:36:17 PM - They're often the fruit of choice for athletes looking to boost their electrolyte levels and get a quick energy boost, but bananas are a whole lot more than just a sweet treat or a pleasant addition to a morning smoothie. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds, bananas can also serve...|
|4/18/2014 - Online mindfulness instruction can provide just as much benefit as in-person courses in reducing stress, anxiety and even depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and the UK Mental Health Foundation, and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013.
|2/20/2014 - Bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety steal the life away from millions of people - every day. Conventional psychiatry offers no hope with their toxic drug protocols that pollute the liver; increase the risk of depression and premature death. Mental dis-ease should be be treated with a holistic approach...|
|2/17/2014 - A new study published by JAMA Psychiatry suggests that participating in regular spiritual and religious practice may help protect against depression. Researchers believe this may be due to a thickening of the brain cortex that occurs with regular meditation or other religious and spiritual practices.
|1/25/2014 - Young men experience many of the same insecurities as young women when it comes to self-perception and body image, say two new studies recently published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity. The studies, which looked at boys and young men between the ages of 16 and 29, found that many adolescent...|
|1/22/2014 - Meditation is just as effective as antidepressant drugs in treating anxiety or depression, but without the side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study was funded by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare...|
|1/14/2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. However, taking better control of your depression and significantly reducing related stress may be a cup of tea away.
Herbalist Shoshanna (Pearl) Easling, owner of the Bulk Herb Store,...|
|1/5/2014 - The winter months are characterized by cold weather, dreary days and shorter hours of available daylight, all of which can lead to a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Although most people think that having SAD causes them to feel depressed throughout the winter months, there are...|
|12/31/2013 - Some people suffer from depression their whole lives. But others will suddenly become depressed in their 40s, 50s or 60s. Why would this suddenly happen? One reason, a new animal study suggests, relates to concussions experienced as young adults and an immune challenge from the head injury.
|12/18/2013 - Supplementing with vitamin D can help mitigate the pain and depression often associated with type 2 diabetes, says a new study out of Loyola University in Chicago. Researchers there found that women with the disease who suffered from numbness, tingling and pain in their hands, fingers and legs, as well...|
|12/6/2013 - The World Health Organization reports that 121 million people worldwide are clinically depressed. This number includes one in ten Americans.
Alarmingly, depression is increasing at a rate of 20% annually.
Why has depression become such an issue? Here are eight reasons that are backed by scientific...|
|12/3/2013 - Statistics show that approximately 10 percent of the American population suffers from depression, and that number is on the increase. While most of these people suffer from sporadic bouts of depression, others often endure it their whole lives. Consequently, many of them resort to antidepressants to...|
|11/28/2013 - Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements can help lift the blues,...|
|11/26/2013 - Many women go through life without experiencing much anxiety, worry, depression or insomnia. Some women have their bouts with these beasts but manage to find ways to cope with them and are not overcome by them. Then menopause arrives, and for a lot of women, it feels like the amplifier sounding these...|
|11/24/2013 - According to a new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, people who are depressed may have a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, analyzed the medical records of...|
|11/14/2013 - Do you feel depressed, yet skeptical of conventional treatment?
As you pursue natural remedies for depression, it is important to understand that depression has both physical and psychological components.
To be happy, healthy and enthused about life, you must get both your mind and body balanced....|
|10/29/2013 - In another finding extolling its benefits, new research indicates that reversing vitamin D deficiency in women has a substantially positive effect on treating depression.
Results of the study, which were presented in late June at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, indicated that...|
|10/1/2013 - If you or someone you know suffers from moderate to severe depression, counseling and acupuncture could be your answers to finding real relief. A new study recently published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE found that acupuncture is at least equally as effective as counseling at treating depression...|
|9/19/2013 - Depression can catch up with the best of us. There will be down days where you're simply not feeling it at all. People tend to have different techniques in handling depression. One of the most common ways people do it is by eating. The surprising fact is this: you can actually combat depression and...|
|9/9/2013 - If you are one of the roughly 40 million Americans today who suffers from some form of anxiety, you likely already know how difficult it can be to manage troublesome symptoms like persistent uncertainty, worry, obsessive compulsiveness, and depression. But did you know there are a number of herbs that...|
|8/19/2013 - Grief, something every human being will go through in the course of their life, may be diagnosed as a psychological disorder in the near future. If that change happens, the dangers of receiving an unnecessary prescription for medication are likely to rise.
The DSM-5 and griefThe next edition of the...|
|8/10/2013 - The number of newly diagnosed cases of clinical depression continues to rise at an alarming rate, as the illness results in countless lost work hours and increases risk of early mortality from suicide or violence. The current approach is to prescribe anyone a variety of psychotropic drugs that numb...|
|7/30/2013 - As chemical companies manufacture their own falsified studies on the safety of their weed killers, herbicides like Roundup are used liberally and without caution. The glyphosate weedkillers like Roundup are now dumped into the Earth at the rate of 900 million pounds annually, creating a toxic, chemical...|
|7/18/2013 - It makes sense that cultivating a garden of any type can help one's state of mind, even preventing or resolving issues of depression. Focusing on nourishing plant life takes one's attention to nature and away from negative "stinkin' thinkin'" that fosters depression.
The energy field of natural settings...|
|6/16/2013 - England is attempting to embark upon the first ever clinical trial to explore the potential positive effects psilocybin-the hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms-has on depression. However, the trial, despite having the funds to commence, is being halted due to the fact that it is still illegal...|
|5/29/2013 - People who suffer from symptoms of depression have yet another way to deal with it that does not involve taking dangerous antidepressant drugs. A new study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry has found that practicing mindfulness, a meditative routine that involves focusing on the...|
|5/28/2013 - The word lithium frequently conjures images of catatonic psychiatric patients and side effects so severe that premature death is commonplace. But naturally occurring lithium is a far cry from pharmaceutical grades. Found in the soil, water and certain foods, it is an essential mineral for maintaining...|
|5/28/2013 - Famous for its superior antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, oil from the lemon myrtle tree knocks out stubborn salmonella and staph organisms while providing a variety of cosmetic uses. Not only does it soothe wrinkles and blemishes, but also calms nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's,...|
|5/24/2013 - Addressing nutritional deficiencies can often cure mental illness. Counseling which addresses life stressors is documented to improve situational depression and anxiety. However, when nutritional approaches combined with psychotherapy fail to reverse mental health problems, there often exist hidden...|
|5/12/2013 - They are supposed to be in the "Golden Years" of their lives, enjoying the fruits of their lifelong labors and living out their remaining years in relaxing happiness. But sadly, for an increasing number of baby boomers, chronic illness capped with depression have led many to suicide.
Take the case...|
|4/26/2013 - The most recent study that supports an association of mental health and vitamin D was conducted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It's focus was chronic depression.
It was entitled "The association between low vitamin D and depressive disorders," was published in the April 9, 2013 edition of the journal...|
|4/22/2013 - If you suffer from frequent bouts of anxiety or depression, but are leery about the safety and effectiveness of taking antidepressant drugs -- and rightfully so, because these chemical "panaceas" do not even work (http://www.naturalnews.com) -- then the following information is for you. Contrary to...|
|4/18/2013 - Increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids may be one of the safest, easiest ways to battle depression, research suggests.
Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish and canola oil, flax seeds, chia seeds, kiwifruit and purslane.
Interest in a relationship between omega-3s and depression began...|
|4/16/2013 - Researchers from Imperial College London in the U.K. have made some fascinating discoveries about so-called "magic" mushrooms, and their potential use as an all-natural, drug-free treatment for depression. But oppressive drug laws in the European country are making it extremely difficult for such research...|
|4/11/2013 - Men who do not get enough folic acid in their diets may be more susceptible to depression, studies have shown.
Folic acid is the dietary form of vitamin B9 and is found primarily in green leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, beans and other legumes, liver, and yeast (including homebrewed alcohol and live...|
|4/10/2013 - "Magic" mushrooms grow naturally throughout the world. The psilocybin within magic mushrooms was used in ancient times for religious ceremonies and recreation. Today though, governments are frightening the population and are banning not only naturally-occurring mushrooms, but also the right to research...|
|3/26/2013 - A new study by Canadian researchers has found that some depression may be linked to a vitamin D deficiency.
"A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies with a total of 31,424 participants revealed an association between vitamin D levels and depression," said a summary of the study, from...|
|2/27/2013 - Postpartum depression is a condition which also affects dads. This fact has been proven by many studies conducted by experts. Paternal postpartum depression has the tendency of affecting not only the sufferers but the health of their children as well. This is the main reason why it is extremely necessary...|
|2/12/2013 - It's well known that Co-Q10 or Coenzyme Q10 is beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart or even restoring health to an ailing heart. There are also other benefits from Co-Q10 which will be explained later in this article.
But a recent study in Cairo, Egypt has uncovered an unusual property of Co-Q10...|
|1/17/2013 - From 1993 to 2009, there was a progressive decline in the number of hospitals offering electro-convulsive therapy or "shock treatment." This means roughly 43% fewer psychiatric inpatients are receiving shocks.
Some psychiatrists are beside themselves.
"Psychiatry has taken a step backward," said...|
|1/15/2013 - Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting...|
|1/10/2013 6:38:36 PM - There are many reasons to avoid soda and other soft drinks: High refined sugar levels, extreme acidity, unnatural and often toxic ingredients, and much more. According to a new study by U.S. researchers for the National Institute of Health, however, we can add another reason to the list - the regular...|
|12/8/2012 - If you engage in many hours' worth of media consumption every day, or use multiple forms of media all at the same time on a regular basis, you could be making yourself prone to depression. These are the findings of a new study out of Michigan State University (MSU), which found that excessive media...|
|12/4/2012 - The winter blues, blahs, or SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is from confinement under constantly overcast winter skies or long, arctic nights. Then there is a condition known as "cabin fever" or agitation and anxiety from confinement while snowed in.
Long, overcast periods and wearing lots of warm...|
|12/2/2012 - The old expression, "You are what you eat," may go a long way towards explaining what research increasingly says is a causal link between diet and depression.
The good news for depression sufferers; however, is that because diet may be affecting your mood, your condition is very treatable naturally.
|11/26/2012 8:29:11 AM - The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) is not for the faint of heart. It requires patience and dedication, not to mention time -- up to three years. But for those suffering from asthma, food intolerance and allergy, developmental delays, depression or a spectrum of digestive disorders, it can be...|
|10/11/2012 - Pumpkin isn't just for pie or jack-o-lanterns anymore. Full of vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and fiber -- this superfood should be consumed happily and often. The nutrients found in pumpkin prevent and alleviate conditions such as cancer, inflammation, kidney stones, depression, skin complaints...|
|9/10/2012 - Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative...|
|8/31/2012 - If you are what you eat, and you regularly eat meat that comes from animals that were depressed and stressed their whole lives, do you then live depressed and stressed? Conversely, if you eat vegetables which grow bountifully in nutrient and mineral rich soil, vegetables never sprayed with pesticides...|
|8/29/2012 - Increase energy, lose weight, feel happier and eliminate depression by raising the levels of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine with simple dietary changes.
Dopamine is naturally produced by the brain and controls the body's movements, stimulates metabolism and proper body weight, supports the circulatory...|
|8/8/2012 - Researchers at the University of Colorado recently identified a potential link between micronutrient deficiencies and the development of postpartum depression. Up to 15 percent of women experience a period of depression after giving birth, and a link between nutrition and the psychoneuroimmunology behind...|
|6/29/2012 - With a ray of hope for those who await psychiatry's acceptance of integrative and holistic treatments, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has arrived. This MRI-strength magnetic stimulation is being used by more enlightened psychiatrists across the country to treat difficult cases of depression....|
|6/27/2012 - Is it possible to sort of "rewire" your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some "mindfulness meditation."
According to a study which appeared more than a year-and-a-half...|
|6/13/2012 - Contemporary scientific culture has fed us the mantra that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance for so long now that the premise is rarely questioned by the general public. On the other hand, there are many in the alternative health community who have been aware of this for a long time (1).
|5/23/2012 - Science is finally starting to catch up with what many health-conscious people have long suspected: the strong link between the foods we eat and the likelihood of developing depression, the mental health malady that impacts more than 120 million people worldwide.
In 2012, scientists from the University...|
|5/22/2012 - Depression and anxiety remain two of the most pervasive mental health issues in American culture today. We currently have more medications than we've ever had to treat these conditions along with more natural, gentler alternatives like 5-HTP, St. John's Wort, and others. Yet it seems both depression...|
|5/21/2012 - When most people believe they are experiencing symptoms of depression the first thing they do is run to the doctors office, hoping to be prescribed a pharmaceutical that will magically cure all of their symptoms and make them happy again. Similarly, many doctors are quick to write prescriptions for...|
|5/15/2012 - Depression has long been treated by dangerous drugs that often give the patient side effects worse than the condition. However research into new magnetic pulse therapy has proven to alleviate symptoms in over a third of patients tested.
The treatment, NeuroStar TMS Therapy, uses magnetic pulses beamed...|
|5/5/2012 - Providing more evidence to the motif 'you are what you eat', scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic metabolism, cellular...|
|5/1/2012 - Members of the Depression Industrial Complex (DIC) are still saying that their wonderful and effective antidepressant medication can treat your symptoms and wrestle your depression to the ground. However, the DIC evidence is built on a house of cards, mostly flimsy cards. It's been in the news, but...|
|4/13/2012 - You already know that the McLarge burger you're stuffing in your face isn't healthy for you. What you may not know, however, is that all that fast food is doing more than just expanding your waistline - it could be giving you a serious case of depression as well.
A study of some 8,964 people found...|
|4/4/2012 - Depression is a ubiquitous condition that afflicts millions of Americans, many of whom have been convinced by the psychiatric industry that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and various other antidepressant drugs are their only options for treatment and healing. Truth be told, there are...|
|3/17/2012 - (NaturalNews)
Chances are you've been prescribed antidepressants or know someone who has. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eleven percent of Americans over the age of 12 take antidepressants. Between 1996 and 2005 alone, the number of people taking antidepressants doubled to 27 million.
|3/15/2012 - The purpose of Mental Health Exposed on Natural News Radio is to teach strategies that help you achieve mental health, as well as expose the fraud and incompetence in the health care and personal growth industries today. This week's episode features some rather controversial views on mental health as...|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|1/23/2012 - Falls are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly population of adults over 65 years of age. A recent study found that elderly people who suffer from dementia are more likely to suffer falls if they are given anti-depressants.
Selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are frequently...|
|1/23/2012 - Are your kids getting enough vitamin D? If not, they could be at a higher risk for depression. A new study from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom shows that children and teens with higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience depression than those with lower levels.
|1/16/2012 - In what is being called a critical update of the current literature, Ulrich Hegerl, MD, of the University of Leipzig in Germany summarizes what current scientific studies have revealed regarding the efficacy of anti-depressant medication in treating mild depression. What does the research add up to?...|
|1/12/2012 - The more that researchers truly study the effects of antidepressant drugs on depression patients, the more it becomes painfully obvious that these mind-altering medications are utterly useless. A new study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has revealed that antidepressant drugs...|
|1/9/2012 10:18:38 PM - Recent research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee daily may protect against developing Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, depression and more, according to reports from Science Daily. Animal studies at the University of Florida discovered an ingredient in coffee that interacts with...|
|1/9/2012 - Depression lowers the spirits and drowns the eyes in sorrow, though tears aren't the only reason why depressed people sometimes can't see straight. Depression also caves in the chest, slumps the shoulders, and inhibits full breathing, usually forcing unhappy people to try to catch their breath by frequent...|
|1/4/2012 - If you live in the upper reaches of the Northern Hemisphere, winter can often mean a seemingly interminable period of cold weather and short days. For many, the lack of sunshine, combined with life stress factors, can lead to depression.
Often people fail to recognize depression for what it is, treating...|
|12/21/2011 - Anxiety and insomnia are health concerns which may appear together and are often also linked to depression. These three health issues have a significant impact on people's lives and on our national health care economy. Within any 12 month period, 18% of adults suffer from anxiety, while nearly 29% will...|
|11/21/2011 - Most of us know that vitamin D3 helps prevent almost anything from flu to cancer by strengthening our immune systems. But little has been publicized about D3's potential for preventing or getting out of depression. Recent studies link D3 deficiencies to depression. And there is some, who speculate how...|
|11/2/2011 - I've recently learned a lot about amino acid therapy from the medical director of Ranch Creek Recovery, a holistic drug and alcohol recovery facility located near San Diego, CA. Ranch Creek Recovery offers long-term residential treatment for severe addictions and amino acid therapy plays an important...|
|9/15/2011 - The Jedi are big believers in alternative cures for what darkens the mind, for the mind is your most effective weapon to combat evil in the world and create peace. When darker forces invade your consciousness, it is imperative that you learn to respond effectively. Only then can you maintain your happiness,...|
|8/5/2011 - Numerous studies and years of extensive research suggest a natural herb known as St. John's wort not only treats the symptoms of depression, but also can chase those blues (and anti-depressants) away for good, with little to no side-effects.
Depression is one of the fastest growing health issues...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/9/2011 - While the mainstream media has all but convinced most Americans that the nation is slowly climbing out of the "recession," new statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest otherwise. According to just-released participation numbers for the agency's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...|
|6/30/2011 - As radiation seeps from Fukushima, people will need to be on the defense for radiation-induced depression.
Long distance radiation harms the physical body primarily through free radical damage. Free radicals are molecules which have unpaired electrons, and when the body is exposed to radiation, huge...|
|6/29/2011 - Anxiety and depression are commonly thought of as mental ailments, but new research has found that they may actually originate from the gut. With more scientific backing added to the idea of preserving gut health, anxiety and depression are now associated with gastrointestinal disease, including irritable...|
|6/9/2011 - Omega-3 fats are part of our nutritional heritage and are shown to play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of debilitating conditions such as clinical depression throughout all phases of life and especially in the elderly. Neural cellular walls are largely constructed of Omega-3 fats, specifically...|
|6/3/2011 - Many see depression through the eyes of their belief systems. More specifically, people can see depression as the result of just a chemical imbalance if that person`s belief system teaches that idea. People can see depression as a debilitating and life-long struggle. Some see depression as a genetic...|
|5/10/2011 - The brain is dependent on mood-boosting nutrients. When food lacks these essential nutrients, depression and anxiety can quickly set in. Typically, anti-depressants are prescribed to treat these problems, which in many cases can so easily be remedied by taking the correct nutrients.
|5/2/2011 - Depression is not a disease. Rather, it is a sign that your life is out of balance. Depression is a condition that has risen to epidemic proportions. It affects approximately 19 million Americans, almost 10% of the population. We are led to believe that it is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain...|
|4/18/2011 - Depression can be a debilitating problem to have. It can make home life difficult and work a nightmare. So it is not surprising that those affected seek help. The medical answer to depression is to offer you one of a handful of drugs which is meant to even all your emotions out, so the highs go with...|
|4/9/2011 - Tai chi has existed for centuries and its numerous benefits to well-being have been recognized for just as long. Research continues to uncover the role of tai chi in addressing modern disorders. A study recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that weekly tai chi exercises...|
|4/4/2011 - Ignore mainstream medicine's "remedies" for mental problems. There are several safer and less expensive alternatives for mild or acute levels of dementia. Mild levels of dementia include mental fog and forgetfulness. Acute dementia includes Alzheimer's disease. And other mental issues regardless of...|
|4/1/2011 - People with chronic depression often times have significant biochemical imbalances in their neurological tissue. New research has indicated that this imbalance is not a genetic flaw as was once thought. Instead it is due to a heavy onslaught of toxicity or severe nutritional and lifestyle based deficiencies...|
|2/20/2011 - Antidepressants, ADHD drugs and other psychoactive medications are not only damaging to one's health, they can also be life-threatening. Yet evidence abounds in support of exercise and other healthy remedies.
Various research studies over the past decade indicate that regular exercise has more long-term...|
|2/10/2011 - It makes sense that diet can impact the way you feel. After all, it comes down to chemical and physiological interactions. Food and people are each combinations of a variety of chemicals, and when they are mingled, there are specific effects. Certain nutrients can have a substantial impact on our mental...|
|2/8/2011 - Our diet can have a significant impact on our well being and is shown to influence our mental health and risk of depression. Reporting the results of the SUN Project in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers have linked consumption of synthetic trans fats and saturated fats to an increased risk of suffering...|
|2/3/2011 - A new study conducted by the Swiss has demonstrated that certain forms of meditation may help patients with MS. The particular type of meditation known as "mindfulness" is where patients simply train their mind to focus more on the moment rather than the past or future. It is precisely described as...|
|2/2/2011 - It seems that these days more and more people in America suffer from depression, whether it is considered mild or severe. In fact, according to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 million people in America suffer from either Major Depressive Disorder or Dysthymic Disorder (mild but...|
|1/29/2011 - A new study put forth by the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain have found that diets rich in trans-fats -- like the kind found in most fast food meals -- increase the risk of depression by 50 percent. Even in Europe, where trans-fat consumption is far lower than in the...|
|12/30/2010 - Serotonin is known as the happy hormone because the level or lack thereof greatly influences our moods and sense of well-being. Emotional stability is also affected by a number of other factors such as stress, diet, lifestyle and others. However, there is much one can do to naturally boost the levels...|
|12/20/2010 - Nearly one in five Americans will suffer from depression (along with related symptoms such as fatigue) at some time in their life. For people between 14 and 44, depression is the leading cause of medical disability. Depressed people are more than twice as likely as others to take sick days, and when...|
|12/19/2010 - We've long known that protein is essential to a healthy diet, but this deserves a new exclamation point. A high protein diet is essential to a slimmer, happier and healthier society.
Increase protein, lose pounds
Referred to as the world's largest diet study, a team of Danish researchers utilized...|
|12/13/2010 - Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids exhibit powerful antidepressant and brain boosting benefits that have not received the high level of attention they deserve. The team, led by Dr. John M. Davis, discovered that eicosapentenoic acid (EPA) and...|
|9/28/2010 - Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to a higher risk of depression in adults over the age of 65, in a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
"[Preventing] vitamin D deficiency...|
|9/25/2010 - A therapy known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), which involves inducing electromagnetic fields in the brain, may ease the symptoms of depression in hard-to-treat patients better than antidepressant drugs, researchers have found.
"This study should help settle the debate about...|
|8/18/2010 - Researchers recently completed a study revealing that the increasingly popular supplement S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) is an effective treatment for people with depression. The substance, which occurs naturally in the body, exerts influence on the brain in ways that improve brain function, alleviate...|
|8/6/2010 - A new report published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has revealed that young people who spend too much time on the internet are more likely to be depressed than those who use it moderately. "Pathological" internet use is linked to causing other problems as well such as...|
|7/29/2010 - Many people try to treat their depression by taking drugs and burrowing away by themselves, says Dr. Steve Ilardi, a clinical psychologist. But he believes this is the wrong approach. Ilardi suggests that people ditch the drugs and change their lifestyles, instead.
According to the U.K. Guardian,...|
|7/6/2010 - Acupuncture relives the symptoms of depression during pregnancy better than a placebo and potentially as well as pharmaceutical antidepressants, according to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University and published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
"Acupuncture that we have tested...|
|6/8/2010 - Women who eat a typical Western diet high in junk food may increase their risk of suffering from mood disorders such as depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Melbourne and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Researchers gathered psychiatric...|
|4/27/2010 - A new study recently found that about half of the people with diagnosed depression smoke cigarettes. It's a large percentage and while the cause and effect relationship wasn't studied, it should have been. It wasn't even looked at whether these folks were depressed before they began smoking - because...|
|4/8/2010 - Billions of dollars are spent yearly on the costs associated with depression and anxiety disorders. It`s no surprise when you consider the statistic that about ten percent of the US population suffers from depression. Most Americans are not aware that a simple, inexpensive amino acid called 5htp can...|
|4/1/2010 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that antidepressant drugs do little to nothing for people with mild to moderate depression. Countering the belief that medication helps everyone with depression, Robert DeRubeis and his colleagues found that only in very severe cases of depression...|
|3/26/2010 - People who eat more processed foods are significantly more likely to suffer from depression, while those who eat more fruits and vegetables are significantly less likely to be depressed, according to a study conducted by researchers from University College London and published in the British Journal...|
|2/10/2010 - The Mediterranean diet may improve not just heart health but also mental health, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of La Palma and Navarra in Spain, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Mediterranean diet is high in fruits, vegetables,...|
|1/29/2010 - Depression is a prolonged feeling of unhappiness and gloom. The condition can range from a short spell of "the blues" to chronic long term sadness, which may have its start or be exacerbated by events in a person`s life, such as a death in the family, divorce, retirement or childbirth. Someone with...|
|1/7/2010 - Published online November 30th 2009, in advance of the print edition of Psychosomatic Medicine, a new study by Dr. Edward McAuley, Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois in Champaign, has found that physical activity may reduce depression and fatigue by increasing...|
|12/9/2009 - The World Health Organization predicts that depression will become the second highest cause of the global disease burden by 2020. Why is this? Many people consume a diet high in bad fats, fried, refined and sugary foods. Studies show that such a diet can certainly increase the risk of depression. When...|
|10/20/2009 - You're probably already aware of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health, but did you know that omega-3s are also extremely beneficial for moods and cognitive function? In fact, there's a tremendous amount of good evidence demonstrating that omega-3 fatty acids can help enhance...|
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|10/20/2009 - As recently reported in NaturalNews (http://www.naturalnews.com/027131_health_food_paper.html), current economic woes could have a silver lining. A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) by Dr. Stephen Bezruchka of the University of Washington's School of Public Health concluded that...|
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