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July 23, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Why People With The Same Mental Illness React Differently To The Same Antidepressant

July 23, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Why is it that antidepressants, in particular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), don’t work on nearly 30 per cent of people with major depressive disorder (MDD)? SSRIs are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants for MDD. Though the cause of MDD is still unknown, researchers have found that it has something to do with the serotonergic circuit in the brain. [More]

April 26, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Potential Mental Health Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2019 08:15 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Megan Hodges on Unsplash
Many people practice the ketogenic diet for the purpose of losing weight, but some report mental health benefits, such as an improvement in symptoms for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. But clinical research is limited. There are no no listings for ‘mental health’ and ‘ketogenic diet’ on clinicaltrials.gov. However, if ketones impact brain function, why would they not impact mental health? [More]

January 9, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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New Year Resolutions: Achievable or Just Magical Thinking?

January 9, 2019 20:33 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Perhaps a resolution is both possible and magical. There’s nothing wrong with magic per se if the belief in the magic is a force for forging ahead. Will the use of enchantment ensure the getting to where one wants to go? Be it January 1st, or a personal guardian angel, if that trust in an intangible helper steadies the way, no harm is done. [More]

September 19, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Farmers Continue to Poison Crops Despite Ruling, Experts Claim

September 19, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Experts tell us what farmers are doing to our food supply, and you probably have no idea. Few people know that scores of farmers douse crops with weed killer immediately prior to harvest, and not for the purpose of killing weeds. Will a landmark ruling for $289 million in August of 2018 change the minds of farmers who desiccate their crops with glyphosate? [More]