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How to Combat Seasonal Depression
If you find yourself feeling blue each winter, you could be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. Here’s how to combat seasonal depression with these natural treatment options.
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Functional Psychiatry: Treating Common Conditions with the Functional Approach
Functional psychiatry can successfully address the underlying causes of mental illness, improving long-term mental health outcomes for patients. Find out how, and get tips you can implement in your practice.
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Could Copper-Zinc Imbalance Be Making You Sick?
One of the most common malfunctions of the human body is an excess of copper and deficiency of zinc (copper-zinc imbalance), which can lead to a myriad of issues.
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Research Alert – Antidepressants & Cholesterol
Pregnant moms taking Prozac give birth to 4x as many babies with heart problems; new study shows low cholesterol increases risk of suicide.
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Negative Effects of Antidepressants: Is There a Dark Side?
What are the negative effects of antidepressants? In this article, I discuss the potential pitfalls of these commonly prescribed drugs.
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The "Chemical Imbalance" Myth
Contrary to what pharmaceutical advertising and popular belief suggests, there is no scientific evidence supporting the idea that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance.
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A Closer Look at Antidepressants
Antidepressants have been shown to be no more effective than placebos. But do they have any place at all in the treatment of depression?
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When It Comes to Drug Claims, Skepticism Is Healthy
Drug companies make $285 billion a year selling their products. Can we trust them to provide doctors, researchers and patients with reliable information? Continue reading for the full story.
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Placebos as Effective as Antidepressants
Recent studies on the efficacy of antidepressant drugs revealed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are the most commonly prescribed drugs to treat depression, have no clinically meaningful advantage over placebo.
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