The Seratonin Theory of Depression: A Systematic Umbrella Review of the Evidence

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Joanna Moncrieff et al. The serotonin hypothesis of depression is still influential. We aimed to synthesise and evaluate evidence on whether depression is associated with lowered serotonin concentration or activity in a systematic umbrella review of the principal relevant areas of research … Two independent reviewers extracted the data and assessed the quality of included […]

Orthomolecular Treatment for Depression, Anxiety & Behavior Disorders

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Raymond J. Pataracchia Biochemical syndromes of importance in mood and behaviour disorders are those that ultimately influence neurotransmitter production, release, inhibition, and signal transduction. Various segments of the mood and behaviour disorder population fall into subgroups of distinct biochemical imbalance. We often see subgroups of essential fatty acid deficiency, inadequate nutriture, dysglycemia, food intolerance, digestive compromise, […]

Mental Health Treatment That Works

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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service Doctors report that mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anti-social and learning disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders often have a common cause: insufficient nutrients in the brain. Nutritionally-oriented physicians assert that the cure for these problems is to give the body the extra nutrients it needs, especially when under […]

Homeopathy: A Healthier Way to Treat Depression?

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Dana Ullman There are numerous theories for why the number of people suffering from mental illness is increasing and why it is afflicting people at younger and younger ages. The homeopathic analysis for this epidemic is unique and may provide additional insight as to why this is occurring. … Homeopaths, like modern-day physiologists, understand that […]

Homeopathy in the Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review

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Petter Viksveen et al. Introduction: Depression is a common reason for patients to consult homeopaths. This review aims to assess the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of homeopathy in depression.Methods: Thirty databases/sources were used to identify studies reporting on homeopathy in depression, pub- lished between 1982 and 2016. Studies were assessed for their risk of bias, […]

Could Vitamin D Help Ward Off Suicide?

Joseph Mercola Suicide is a serious public health risk and the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. A 2023 study of U.S. veterans found those with vitamin D de ciency who were prescribed vitamin D had a 64% lower risk of suicide when compared to those who didn’t take a supplement. This adds […]

Change Your Mind, Change The World

Lucy Crisetig It’s when we are present and engaged that more possibilities become apparent to us. Being vacant in your body and ruminating over things in your mind, while it’s been adrift in the distance, is to be mindless. One of the greatest things for me to learn was getting out of my head – […]

Orthomolecular Treatment for Depression, Anxiety & Behavior Disorders

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Raymond J. Pataracchia Orthomolecular medicine can be helpful in treating the biochemical imbalances of mood and behaviour disorders. This broad grouping of disorders includes anxiety, severe depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, hormonal depression, other endogenous depressions (cyclothymia, seasonal affective disorder), OCD, ADHD, ODD and, addictive behavior. Mood and behavior disorders have similar nutritional imbalance pro […]