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New ways of understanding, preventing, and treating mental illness
Chris Palmer M.D.
Could eating a lot of junk food during pregnancy adversely affect your baby's health? Evidence suggests that it might.
Can a diet play a role in the treatment of alcoholism? New research from renowned scientists suggests it might.
Do you let your kids eat what they want? New research suggests this might put them at risk for a serious mental disorder.
Finding your sense of meaning and purpose is essential in getting through the chaos and stress of this pandemic.
In Part 2 of this series, we review the near-term threats to mental health—mindless activity, losing a sense of meaning and purpose, substance use, loneliness, and depression.
Worried about the coronavirus and the economy? You're not alone. Read more about the mental health risks of this pandemic, social distancing, and the economy.
Can nutrition and diet affect your brain? Making sense of the hype, the wild claims, and the misinformation, along with the science.
People are on their phones or on computers more than ever. But spending more time sitting in front of screens comes with clear risks to their health and happiness.
Are you addicted to junk food? Is that even possible? It's a controversial issue, but worth taking a look at for yourself.
Two women battled schizophrenia for decades, and finally won—using an old epilepsy treatment. They both lost weight, are off medications, and are symptom-free years later.
The ketogenic diet is the latest diet craze, but it turns out that it's not new at all. It's been around for almost 100 years, and can have profound effects on the brain.
Exercise and fasting were found to clean out toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease.
Is your blood sugar making you depressed? The connection between blood sugars and mood, and what you can do about it
Are you terrified to face your trauma history? New research says you should.
Chris Palmer, M.D., is the director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.