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India Uses Peer Support for Mental Health

Dr Vikram Patel is on Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.  He has been revolutionizing the way mental health issues are approached and treated, not just in India but across the world   Dr Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist aged 51, is arguably

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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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Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil  “If the spirit is not acknowledged as existing and real, psychiatrists will only pay attention to effect. They will be impeded from divining the root causes and will never cure effectively… New theories—with solid experimental

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How Meditation Helps Your Game

Russell Razzaque, MD

Fortunately, it’s becoming increasingly more acceptable for a medical doctor or psychiatrist to teach about spirituality while he or she is active in private practice.  Russell Razzaque, a psychiatrist based in London who work within the NHS, teaches his patients mindfulness

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Human Flourishing

After 21 years of private practice, Dr. Elliot Dacher, a family practice MD, began an in-depth study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health.  He pursued his study researching the subtle aspects of integrative medicine for many years,

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