Does Rain Cause Pain...and What to Do about It

We all know the weather affects us, but how is weather connected to pain?

Ivy League Student Sidetracked by OCD

Infections, food allergies, inflammation implicated in a real life case of OCD. Detection and treatment enable college student to resume social life, studies, and graduate.

5 Things You Can Do to Heal Yourself

What can you do to foster healing and maintain your health? Begin with these 5 essential elements.

Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: Lessons to Be Learned

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy offers important lessons about genetic testing.

Alternative to the New DSM V

I propose an alternative to the DSM-V. Instead of focusing on labeling symptoms, let's move to diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of these symptoms, such as genetics, hormones, nutrition, sleep deprivation, etc. and life stressors, such as divorce, finances... We must not mistake the map (DSM code) for the territory (a person's life and complete medical history)

What's Wrong with the NYTimes Vitamin Article

The NY Times article suggesting not to take your vitamins stands to do harm. The article offers an unbalanced perspective and ignores the current research on the benefit of appropriate doses of specific vitamins when recommended by one's health care practitioner.

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Teenager’s Depression

Teenage depression is not normal and should be addressed. There are numerous possible causes and treatments. Educate yourself so you can get your child the best most appropriate care.

From Success to Postpartum Depression to Panic to Wellness

Undiagnosed postpartum depression led to panic attacks. Additional mood cycling resulted from hormonal problems with thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, or reproductive glands. Monthly mood cycling may increase the risk of kindling further breakthrough mood episodes of depression and/or anxiety, which would require, if untreated, additional medication/hospitalization

Pain and Depression

Pain and depression overlap. Identifying the cause of one's symptoms is essential.

Why Do Antidepressants Stop Working?

Culture, psychology, lifestyle, attachments, diet, hormones, toxicities, immune function, infection, gastrointestinal function are factors in depression. Is there a single medication that will affect each of these factors?

Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide) Is No Laughing Matter

Laughing gas can cause panic, depression and cognitive problems. Read this before going to the dentist!

Spirituality and Mental Health

How can your symptoms give your life meaning? Do you know what your life purpose is? What are your values?

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 deficiency and its detection have been in the news lately from the New York Times to The Dr. Oz Show. The effects of vitamin B12 deficiency are widespread. Vitamin B12 has a major influence on the function of neurons and also on the ability of the bone marrow to make red blood cells.

Light Therapy and Your Mental Health

Light therapy is useful in treating mood disorders.

Nutrition and Depression: Nutrition, Neuronal Protection, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin D and Depression, Part 3

Neuronal protection (protection against cognitive decline) requires glutathione peroxidase (a crucial enzyme). R-lipoic acid, vitamin C and omega 3 fatty acids are also critical to neuronal protection.

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