Exercise for Depression, Dementia, and Anxiety

Research findings show that regular exercise improves depressed mood, reduces anxiety, and reduces the risk of dementia.

DHEA Improves Depressed Mood But Not Cognitive Functioning

Have you read about DHEA for depressed mood or cognitive problems? There are positive findings for depression but most studies on cognitive decline and dementia are inconclusive.

Huperzine: An Effective Chinese Herbal for Dementia

Are you looking for information about herbal treatments for dementia? Huperzine may be more effective than available anti-dementia medications.

Inconsistent Findings for Valerian as a Sleep Aid

Are you thinking about trying Valerian for insomnia? The evidence is weak and other non-pharma approaches are probably more effective.

Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy (VRGET)

Are you looking for non-medication treatments of PTSD, fear of flying, fear of heights or another phobia? Virtual reality graded exposure is a promising new approach.

High Density Negative Ions for Seasonal Affective Disorder

High density negative ions may be as beneficial for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) as bright light exposure therapy.

Urgent Need for Transforming Mental Health Care

The current model of care and available conventional treatments fail to address serious mental health problems. Evidence-based CAM therapies can help.

The Health Benefits of Light

Wondering about bright light or dim blue or red light for depressed mood? Research studies show benefits for depressed mood, seasonal affective disorder and some sleep problems.

Ginkgo Biloba for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for Ginkgo biloba as a treatment of dementia? Many studies have been done but findings remain inconsistent.

St. John's Wort for Depressed Mood?

Considering trying St. John's wort for your problem with depressed mood? Some people respond well, however, research findings are mixed and there are outstanding safety problems.

Omega-3s in Mental Health Care, Part 2

Are you curious about the role of omega-3 fatty acids in mental health? Omega-3s may be helpful in the early stages of schizophrenia and may be beneficial in PTSD, but not ADHD.

Omega-3s in Mental Health Care: Part 1

Curious about the evidence for omega-3s for depressed mood? Many studies report beneficial effects but more research needs to be done.

L-Theanine for Generalized Anxiety

Do you find that anti-anxiety drugs don't work or have side effects that get in the way? Consider trying l-theanine, a naturally occurring amino acid that might help.

Acetyl-l-carnitine: Important for Mental Health

Are you curious about the role of acetyl-l-carnitine in mental health care? This amino acid has beneficial effects on depressed mood, cognitive impairment, and dementia.

L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan in Mental Health Care

Curious about the role of amino acids in mental health care? L-tryptophan and a related amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Magnesium and Zinc Are Essential for Healthy Brain Function

Ever wonder about the role of magnesium and zinc in healthy brain function? Studies show that both minerals have beneficial effects on mood, memory and other areas of functioning.

Inositol and Choline in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about inositol, choline and other B vitamins in mental health care? Emerging findings suggest these vitamins may reduce symptoms of depressed mood and anxiety.

B Vitamins Play Important Roles in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about the role of vitamin supplementation in mental health? B vitamins may help reduce symptoms of alcohol abuse, depressed mood, cognitive impairment and dementia.

Folate for Depression, Schizophrenia and Dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for folate supplementation as a treatment for serious mental health problems? Emerging research findings support its use.

Quantitative Electroencephalography in Mental Health Care

Are you looking for a more advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood, or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.

Vitamin B12, Thiamin, and Niacin in Mental Health Care

Curious about the roles of vitamin B12, thiamin, and niacin in healthy brain functioning?

Folate: An Essential Vitamin for Good Mental Health

Are you curious about the role of folate or l-methylfolinic acid in mental health care? Many studies show that folate plays important roles in good mental health.

Dietary Modification in Mental Health Care

Do you ever wonder about the role of nutrition in mental health? Simple changes in the diet can go a long way toward improving your mental health.

Categorizing Treatments Used in Biomedicine and CAM

Do you sometimes wonder how different treatments work? Different treatments rely on different established or postulated mechanisms of action.

Introduction to Integrative Mental Health Care

Are you curious about new ideas in mental health care? Integrative mental health is a new paradigm that uses treatments from Western medicine and alternative medicine (CAM).

Quantitative Electroencephalography in Mental Health Care

Are you looking for more an advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.

The Role of Functional Medicine in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about recent advances in assessment of mental health problems? Functional medicine offers a range of promising approaches.

Psychiatric Assessment is Evolving

Are you trying to understand what is causing your anxiety, depressed mood or another mental health problem? New approaches in assessment are providing better answers!

High Use of Alternative Therapies in Mental Health Care

Do you have anxiety, depressed mood, or another mental health problem that hasn't gotten better with medication? Many alternative therapies are safe and effective.

Patients and Doctors Are in Favor of Alternative Therapies

More and more people are using alternative therapies to treat mental health problems, and doctors are increasingly referring their patients to alternative therapies.

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