Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gut, Mood & Mental Health

Beneficial bacteria may serve the same role as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. In one study,  people who took a multi-strain probiotic for at least four weeks reported a lessening of rumination—recurring, persistent thoughts about something distressing that has or may

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Define Mental Health

(Excerpted from World Psychiatry, June, 2015) The concept that mental health is not merely the absence of mental illness [1, 2]  was unanimously endorsed, while the equivalence between mental health and well-being/ functioning was not, and a definition leaving room for

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