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Healing Touch and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Spiritism

First published in the May/June, 2017 issue of EnergyMagazine.com There are about 50 Spiritist psychiatric hospitals in Brazil, utilizing an integrative approach to recovery, stressing the spiritual alongside physical and emotional therapies that address the true causes of imbalance. Energy

Posted in alternatives to psych meds, anomalous experience, Healing Touch, Integrative, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, Spiritism, Spiritual Healing, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

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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Posted in Depression, drugs, health, medication, mental health, Psychiatry, research, Uncategorized

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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Posted in Anxiety, Depression, mental health, research, suicide

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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Posted in anti-depressants, Depression, drugs, health, medication, mental health, research, suicide

Our Fear of Psychic Phenomena

I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Medical Spiritist Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The roster of speakers was world class–almost all of

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Posted in anomalous experience, hallucinations, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, psychosis, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences
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