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Pharmaceuticals & The Sedated Society

‘The Sedated Society: The Causes and Harms of our Psychiatric Prescribing Epidemic‘ (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). Edited by Dr James Davies (co-founder of Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry in UK), the book contains chapter contributions from a team of global experts, including

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The State of Mental Health in America

    Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data: Key Findings (2016) 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition.That’s over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. Youth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth depression increased

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What’s the Harm in Taking an Antidepressant?

Theatre Faces

By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal? I imagined

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Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Failing?

Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be. Everybody loves cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering – with none of that Freudian bollocks,

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Posted in Depression, health, mental health, Mindfulness, psychotherapy

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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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, anti-depressants, Anxiety, Depression, diagnosis, mental health, Micronutrients, nutrition, Psychiatry
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