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|4/18/2016 - For years there has been a rash of unexplained and sometimes violent deaths of patients at mental health facilities in Britain and Australia, but their deaths often go unreported, though no one seems to know why.
Earlier this month, the BBC reported that a charity for bereaved families in Britain...|
|3/10/2016 - Will screening for psychiatric illness soon join vaccines as an expected part of childhood?
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF) recently updated its recommendations on the screening of children and adolescents for major depressive disorder (MDD), in an article in the journal...|
|11/13/2015 - In recent days, Dr. Tom Insel, M.D., left his post as chief of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, a position that made him the nation's top mental health physician. A neuroscientist and psychiatrist, Insel is a leading authority on both medicinal and public policies that are necessary to...|
|8/14/2015 - Most people believe that their memory and cognition are going to decline as they grow older. Dementia is so widespread today that many adults now believe it's just a normal part of the aging and dying process. Research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health proves otherwise.
|8/7/2015 - Scientists are increasingly sounding the alarm over an easily overlooked effect of becoming addicted to mobile devices: Parents are neglecting the emotional needs of their children, possibly damaging their mental health as a result.
"Children of all ages use the same adjectives to describe how they...|
|7/8/2015 - It's no secret that a healthy dietary lifestyle goes hand in hand with improved physical health. Certain foods can help stave off cancer recurrences, keep diabetes at bay and lead to weight loss.
However, many foods also play a role in mental health. How certain foods impact mental well-being has...|
|1/22/2015 - The Digital Age has produced some remarkable technology and will continue to do so, but as each new innovation springs forth, more of us are finding that we are not as comfortable with it as we once thought we might be.
One of the latest examples comes from a new iPhone app that appears capable of...|
|11/11/2014 - 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has demonstrated that she has no respect for the mentally challenged after she sounded off in response to a heckler during a recent speech. Reports indicate that Clinton, taken aback by a protester who tried to warn about the dangers of electromagnetic frequencies...|
|10/3/2014 - Google searches for mental health related issues drop dramatically during summer months. This is according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
John W. Ayers, PhD of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University explains, "The Internet is...|
|9/15/2014 8:24:35 PM - B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body. They help manufacture new red blood cells and help them carry iron and create hemoglobin. And although these functions are vital to life, the most...|
|8/6/2014 - History's largest mass poisoning of a human population has occurred in Bangladesh. Because of it, 35 million people have been exposed to lethal levels of arsenic. Mortality rates are estimated at 13 per 1000, which means that this poisoning has ended as many at 455,000 lives.
It happened simply enough....|
|6/4/2014 - It could be the mood I'm in after watching Enemy of the State last night...
But it's more than obvious that surveillance of private citizens is still on the rise and "mental health" is becoming a more and more prominent means for the governments of the world to invade privacy.
Even though there...|
|5/28/2014 - Research carried out by psychiatrists at the University of Oxford and published in World Psychiatry has suggested that serious mental conditions could cut life expectancy by as much as 10 to 20 years. This makes the negative health impact of mental conditions as strong as, or even stronger than, cigarette...|
|2/25/2014 - By now you'd have to either be living in a cave -- or another planet -- to be unaware of the dangers and negative health issues associated with smoking tobacco. Most people know that smoking causes cancer lung disease, and heart problems, just to name a few of the more common illnesses.
But as researchers...|
|12/10/2013 - Any time you are sick, even with a small illness such as a cold, it can make you feel horrible. Your energy is sapped, you don't have the strength or enthusiasm to get out and participate in your usual activities.
After a day or two, you begin to feel somewhat helpless, wondering if you'll ever get...|
|11/23/2013 - Each passing day reveals more about a massive healthcare reform law that is doing nothing to "reform" and everything to further erode and eventually destroy the U.S. healthcare industry as we know it.
One of the things that Obamacare does is transfer wealth via crony capitalism. There is no better...|
|8/3/2013 - As a manager care insider and licensed mental health counselor for many years, I understand that what I am about to tell you harms the credibility of the industry.
I'm glad, because the conventional mental health system is a cruel joke.
What I am about the share comes from my personal experience...|
|6/27/2013 - Imagine that you are severely depressed or suffer with chronic, disruptive obsessions or compulsions.
No one knows what to do with you. You've seen ineffective counselors. You've been on medication. Nothing seems to work to pull you out of your grinding misery.
You can't think your own way out...|
|6/19/2013 - If you've watched the hit television series Lie to Me, you have been introduced to the work of Dr. Paul Ekman.
A true pioneer psychologist, Dr. Ekman set out to discover the universal human emotions and their expression. What he learned is truly amazing.
There are seven human emotions common to...|
|6/16/2013 - There are fast and effective, drug-free ways to lift emotional burdens that your doctor or psychiatrist will not tell you about because he or she is - almost certainly - not trained in mental health.
That's right, psychiatrists are not trained in mental health and stress reduction. They are trained...|
|6/5/2013 - President Obama gave psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies the keys to the kingdom during his keynote speech at the White House Conference on Mental Health this week.
Celebrated as a hero to the shamed and downtrodden, Obama played the part well as he subtly handed over America's families, particularly...|
|5/21/2013 - If you want to hear a story about how real mental health and recovery from mental illness should work, look no further than Paris Williams.
During the May 15, 2013 episode of Mental Health Exposed, Paris tells his personal story of mental illness, recovery and a new paradigm in mental health. Not...|
|5/17/2013 - If you buy into the medical propaganda that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance, then you've bought into just that - propaganda.
We've yet to see the evidence of those mysterious chemical imbalances, even though trillions of dollars are made promoting them.
Some research efforts still...|
|5/1/2013 - A new mental health law that takes effect in China on May 1, 2013 grants unprecedented patient rights and personal liberties. Meanwhile, back in the USSA, those very same rights are being eliminated. Go figure.
Under the new Chinese law, which has been debated and revised since 1985, mental health...|
|4/16/2013 - As I predicted in my blogs on Naturalnews.com and on my website, the left and the right have indeed found common ground in wanting to increase the power of psychiatry and the mental health establishment with the goal of preventing gun massacres. But as I've also warned in my reports, psychiatrists have...|
|4/15/2013 - The field of psychiatry has succeeded in branding some whoppers into the minds of millions, to the tune of billions, with no accountability.
You'd think the Federal Trade Commission would hold psychiatry accountable for blatantly misleading the public, but there is zero accountability.
|4/10/2013 - As if mental health patients are not already taking enough pharmaceuticals, a group of scientists from the U.K. recently published a study chastising the mental health profession for allegedly "under-medicating" those with mental illnesses. According to the outrageous study, which was published in the...|
|3/21/2013 - Join Mike Bundrant and Christiane Northrup, MD on Mental Health Exposed this week - the March 20, 2013 episode.
Dr. Christiane Northrup is known around the world for her leadership in women's health. As a medical doctor, she is paving the way to greater self-awareness in all areas, mind body and...|
|2/18/2013 - When parents play favorites among their children, it's not just the less-favored child who develops mental health problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, McMaster University, the University of Rochester and published in the journal Child Development. Instead,...|
|2/17/2013 - Helicopter parenting can cause children to experience depression and dissatisfaction with life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Mary Washington and published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies.
"Helicopter parenting" refers to a highly involved parenting...|
|2/7/2013 - Best selling author and spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz joins Mike Bundrant for a 60-minute episode of Mental Health Exposed.
Don Miguel Ruiz, bestselling author of The Four Agreements, shares his latest insights for Natural News Radio listeners. On the February 6, 2013 episode of Mental Health...|
|1/23/2013 - A simple and profound solution to human problems was discovered by a colleague of Sigmund Freud around the time of Freud's death.
The solution was quietly swept under the rug by the mental health establishment, which is why you have never heard of Edmund Bergler.
It is also why second rate psychology,...|
|1/18/2013 - The January 16, 2013 episode of Mental Health Exposed features Charlotte Gerson discussing her book, Healing Diabetes the Gerson Way.
At age 90, Charlotte is as passionate and feisty as ever, not taking any slack from me or anyone else. The Gerson approach to healing cancer, diabetes, arthritis and...|
|12/19/2012 - The mental health system in America is an embarrassing failure. Here is an outline of principles upon which a new one might be based. Did I miss anything? Add your ideas and constructive criticism in the comments, please.
1. Regulated by the people, not governmentWho determined that government...
|12/18/2012 - It is one of the most popular medications available for people with severe acne. But Roaccutane (isotretinoin), also known as Accutane in the U.S., is being increasingly linked to causing depression, suicidal tendencies, and even sexual identity confusion among people who take it. And this connection...|
|12/6/2012 - What would you do if your spiritual leader had sex with his wife's best friend? This is the choice Pastor Raymond Carroll, now called the Fallen Pastor, made.
Needless to say, his life fell apart. He lost his church calling, his wife and the respect of his congregation. Listen to his story on the...|
|10/26/2012 - Intuitively, many people understand nature's role in human health. Whether it is walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or hiking in the mountains, interaction with nature seems to have a positive effect on humans. The sounds, smells, and sights of the great outdoors appear to have an amazing...|
|9/27/2012 - There is little doubt that we have evolved from a past carved from consumption of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and free-range animal meats, all necessary components in shaping our present genome, muscular strength and intelligence. Similarly, we are products of regular exercise, as our ancestors...|
|9/27/2012 - This may be the most important episode of Mental Health Exposed to date. On this week's show, Dr. Bruce Lipton said the following:
We are at the end of an old civilization that is based in beliefs that are fundamentally flawed, and the beginning of a new civilization, which requires different behavior...|
|8/10/2012 - GoodTherapy.org, one of the largest therapist directories on the web advocating for healthy therapy, announced today the sponsorship of Mike Bundrant's Natural News Radio show, Mental Health Exposed.
In line with GoodTherapy.org's mission to educate consumers about the dangers of abuses by therapists,...|
|7/18/2012 7:22:59 PM - If you are not aware of the potential horrors of hiring a mental health counselor, you should be. Listen to this episode of Mental Health Exposed with Mike Bundrant and expert guest Noah Rubinstein.
Stories abound. Therapists have been know to have sex with clients, start businesses with them, punish...|
|6/21/2012 - Download this episode of Mental Health Exposed where Dr. Kevin Ross Emery, author of the book Managing The Gift: Alternative Approaches For Attention Deficit Disorder, joins Mike Bundrant on Natural News Radio's Mental Health Exposed to discuss ADD/HD as an evolutionary process that we need to work...|
|6/12/2012 2:51:34 PM - The following is a fictitious scenario, yet, believe it or not, shockingly similar events happen in America today. If you don't believe it, listen to the Jim Gottstien interview on Mental Health Exposed. Jim Gottstein is an attorney and founder of PsychRights.org. During this interview, Jim explains...|
|6/7/2012 - Great show for you today all about getting past your past. Our feature guest is Dr. Francine Shapiro, originator of the EMDR, the therapy method that changed the way we deal with our past, especially traumatic aspects of it. Dr. Shapiro has come out with a new book written for lay people called Getting...|
|5/31/2012 - Download this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed and listen to the best relationship advice that has come along in years - rules that apply to healthy marriages and couples. Internationally acclaimed author Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. joins us!
Doctor Lerner is the author of The Dance of Anger, which...|
|5/24/2012 - This week's episode of Mental Health Exposed features an interview with Dr. Robin, a medical doctor who received drug treatment and electro-convulsive therapy while an intern in medical school. Dr. Robin claims the treatments she received wiped out her memory, causing her to forget her medical education....|
|5/19/2012 - Children born to women with gluten sensitivity may be at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other psychiatric diseases later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Johns Hopkins Children's Center and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
|5/17/2012 - Mental Health Exposed is growing in leaps and bounds, thanks to readers of Natural News, Mike Adams and the exceptional staff at Natural News Radio. Much appreciation to all!
This week's show is inspired by Erin Falconer's survey of her 80,000+ newsletter subscribers at PickTheBrain.com, one of the...|
|5/10/2012 - We're talking about marriage today on Mental Health Exposed with world renown marriage experts Dr. Peter Pearson and Dr. Ellyn Bayder of the Couple's Institute. Marriage, or any long-term romantic relationship, is one of the pillars of life. Our reproductive efforts are grounded in such relationships....|
|5/2/2012 4:15:36 AM - On this episode of Mental Health Exposed we discover how anxiety is 100% curable without the use of drugs - it just takes some education and effort.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
|4/26/2012 - Learn the benefits of the world's tastiest superfood, raw chocolate, on this episode of Mental Health Exposed.
Raw food mogul David Wolfe and Steve Adler of Sacred Chocolate join Mike Bundrant to discuss not only the virtues of eating a raw diet, but also the science behind raw chocolate, perhaps...|
|4/19/2012 - On this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed on Natural News Radio, We are talking about happiness, life satisfaction and letting go of what makes you unhappy. It's a fascinating subject that is full of twists and turns and we have a great guest expert joining us, best-selling author Guy Finley.
|4/13/2012 - When you download this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed, you'll meet Mary Jaksch, the author of Start Over: Create the Life YOU Want. Mary is one of the Internet's top personal development bloggers at GoodLifeZen.com and co-founder of the web's #1 resource for bloggers, the A-List Blogging Boot...|
|4/9/2012 - The Merriam-Webster dictionary online defines "ethical" as "involving or expressing moral approval or disapproval (ethical judgments); conforming to accepted standards of conduct." Based on a new study, it seems as though the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may need a little refresher course...|
|4/5/2012 - An amazing show today with guest Dr. Gary Null, would-renowned nutritionist, best-selling author, film maker and health freedom warrior. Join us as we discuss nutritional strategies for brain health and so much more. Then, please do take advantage of an offer that Gary has never made before, exclusively...|
|3/29/2012 - Join Mental Health Exposed with expert weight loss guest and biology researcher, Jon Gabriel. This episode is a tour de force into the most psychologically sophisticated weight loss strategies known today.
Jon Gabriel is author of The Gabriel Method, which is a powerful methodology of weight loss,...|
|3/22/2012 - In the current episode of Mental Health Exposed, we enter the world of Leo Babauta, one of the most popular personal development bloggers today. Leo has an uncommon, laser focus on how to simplify your life, let go of unwanted habits and get more done with less distraction.
Zen Habits is one of the...|
|3/8/2012 - If you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you likely recall several disturbing scenes in which mental health patients are given frontal-lobe lobotomies, or the iconic scene where actor Jack Nicholson's character undergoes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Today, these...|
|3/6/2012 - I can't think of a more fitting first guest for Mental Health Exposed. Our mission is to expose the fraud, abuse and incompetence in the mental health industry, as well as promote natural and effective methods of healing. Peter Breggin, MD and I discuss all of the above in the premier of Mental Health...|
|3/5/2012 - Natural News Radio is please to announce a new, weekly radio show to be hosted by Mike Bundrant. The new show, Mental Health Exposed, will focus on two primary objectives: 1) to reveal practices and strategies that lead to natural mental health and 2) to expose incompetence and fraud in the mental health...|
|2/26/2012 - The information in this article comes from my personal experience as a licensed mental health counselor. One of my missions as a member of the mental health underground, a secret society of rogue mental health types, was to infiltrate the massive system created by the managed care industry.
|1/20/2012 - Getting quality sleep could be a vitally important piece for solving the puzzle of mental health. Previous studies have linked poor sleep to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Now for the first time, research also shows a strong link between schizophrenia and sleep disturbances.
|10/25/2011 - Depression in adolescents appears to be a serious and growing problem in this country, but is mental health screening the answer? Or does the appropriation of a label merely serve to drop a possibly troubled kid into psychiatry's default position of "let's fix this problem with a pill"?
|1/11/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|4/17/2010 - Young men who have better cardiovascular fitness also have higher cognitive function and perform better in educational settings, according to a study conducted by researchers from Gothenburg University in Sweden.
"Our data demonstrate that cardiovascular fitness and cognitive performance at age 18...|
|12/13/2009 - The FDA has ordered pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline to place warning labels on their anti-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban, respectively, warning that the drugs may increase a patient's risk of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Both drugs have also been known to lead to other mental...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|7/27/2009 - This is part two of an investigative series on The Mothers Act by Evelyn Pringle. Read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html
The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use...|
|7/23/2009 - New revelations about the mental "treatment" of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho are surfacing today after the surprise discovery of his mental health records in the home of the former university psych doctor who treated him. These mental health records -- which have not yet been made public -- have...|
|4/23/2009 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has given the mental health care system of the United States a D grade, in the second such report released by the organization. In the first report, issued in 2006, the United States also received a D.
The report, available at www.nami.org, also ranks...|
|11/10/2008 - A recent Baylor University study of church members who sought help for a diagnosed mental health problem found the illness was denied or dismissed by a third of the pastors. The church members were instead told that the issue was spiritual in nature.
This study surveyed 293 individuals who approached...|
|1/22/2007 - Mental health patients in UK trusts are routinely prescribed medications in excess of the highest recommended dose, and most patients are not granted proper access to consultations with pharmacy staff, according to a new report by the Healthcare Commission.
The Commission -- a healthcare system watchdog...|
|10/30/2006 - New Australian research has found that infants who are breastfed for longer than six months experience significantly better mental health during childhood, compared to infants breastfed for fewer than six months.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia tracked and examined the growth...|
|10/27/2006 - Soldiers returning from the front lines of Iraq are likely to have mental health disorders that the military will not have the funds to treat. In fact, a former military commander-in-chief describes today's overextended, under-equipped military as nearing the "breaking point."
In addition to Iraq,...|
|10/6/2006 - The nonprofit organization Screening for Mental Health is offering free, anonymous mental health screenings at hospitals, colleges and mental health centers across the country today, but psychiatric drug critics say the screenings are scams designed to push prescription psychiatric drugs on the public.
|6/13/2006 - Disease mongering has reached a new level of ridiculousness with the widely-reported announcement that millions of American now have undiagnosed Road Rage Disorder, also sometimes called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). Desperate to scrounge up new diseases that can be treated with high-profit...|
|3/23/2006 - Pharmaceutical antidepressants aren't the best way to conquer our society's depression and anxiety epidemic, and they often have disastrous side effects, sometimes even increasing the risk for suicide. Taking the population as a whole, we're 100 times more depressed today than we were 100 years ago....|
|4/7/2005 - A new study published in the February 15, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry shows that certain foods are better at treating depression than antidepressant drugs. The study found that omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in a compound called uridine were able to reduce the symptoms of depression as well...|
|11/29/2004 - Bureaucrats in Chicago are currently discussing a proposal to require the mental health screening of all pregnant women and children up to the age of 18 years old. The purported mission of the program is to protect the health of the public by diagnosing mental disorders before they become full blown...|
|8/7/2004 - The latest act of state-sponsored medical insanity has been announced by the Bush administration with their so-called New Freedom Commission on Mental Health that plans to conduct mental-health screening on all children and adults in the United States. As people are screened under this plan, they will...|
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|7/23/2004 - The Bush administration's handouts to pharmaceutical companies just keep on coming. First, it was the Medicare discount drug card scam which turned out to be a system that guaranteed pharmaceutical industry profits thanks to sky-high prices of prescription drugs (the discounts were nonexistent). Next,...|
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