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The Torch – 05.08.18

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Torch is marking the month with mental health advocates Yael Baron, who is a mental health advocate and organizer of “Show Me How to Smile” an event designed to increase communication among people with mental health issues. Jorge Cruz is an artist and activist. We discuss mental health problems as the modern …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.07.18

Replay From 04.20.16 Kelly Brogan MD is a shining star of a psychiatrist!  You will want to know her!   Coming through the establishment, she broke free to treat patients the way she would want to be treated, and from there, to a deeper understanding of life from the menace of the psychopharmaceutical ideology to the worth of what we both …

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INSIGHT – NYC UNDENIABLY IMPENETRABLE, ONE KEY STROKE CHANGED HER LIFE AND MILLIONS FOLLOW, THE PREDATORS CONTINUE TO FALL – 11.02.17

Writer Kirsten Corley, shared her thoughts, feelings and insight on-line one day and the world reacted.  o much that it was initially overwhelming and scary for this incredibly talented, passionate and creative person to comprehend though after realizing this was her calling Kirsten started writing and pretty much only stops to prepare for either a half or full marathon, volunteer …

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Barbara Hollingsworth – Study: 69% of Patients on Antidepressants Are Not Clinically Depressed

Sixty-nine percent, or more than two-thirds of patients currently using the most commonly prescribed antidepressant medications, “never met the criteria for major depressive disorder,” according to a recent study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. “Many individuals who are prescribed and use antidepressant medications may not have met criteria for mental disorders. Our data indicate that antidepressants are commonly used in …

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John M. Grohol, – New Chewable ADHD Medication, Adzenys, Has Some Worried

Adzenys XR-ODT was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Adzenys is a flavored amphetamine extended-release orally disintegrating tablet, designed to be more easily taken by children only once a day (usually in the morning). But at least one psychiatrist is worried that the chewable, candy-like nature of …

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Omega-3 levels linked to better cognitive performance

University of Naples and University of Eastern Finland, 13-May-2016 Increased serum levels of the long chain omega-3s EPA, DPA, and DHA are associated with better performance on neuropsychological tests in older men and women, says a new study. Data from the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study indicated that higher serum omega-3 levels were associated with significantly better performance …

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Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman – New study shows mindfulness therapy can be as effective as antidepressants

Somehow, somewhere, across those six weeks, something happened inside me – in my head? my body? my soul? – and I began to understand. Sitting still became a boon and a comfort, even a luxury, rather than a threat or an irritation. And the present moment, right here, right now, began to seem a very comfortable (and comforting) place to be, bereft of dread …

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Report: Health Impacts from Climate Change a ‘New Kind of Threat’ (with No Easy Cure)

Climate change is a serious threat to public health, particularly for pregnant women, children, communities of color, and low-income people, a government report issued Monday has warned. The report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessmentfinds that rising temperatures in the coming years will bring along with them the increased risk of: death from …

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Stanton Peele – How Placebos Prove That People Conquer Addiction With Their Minds

Americans are dead set on finding a magic-bullet solution for addiction. And the leading experts in the field, including pharmacologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists—adding their voices to the 12-step movement—are all clamoring to be recognized as the true messiahs leading us to this promised land. But the new magic bullets are no better than the old AA one. To demonstrate …

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SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE – Running Into Meditation

I began to run simply as a way to get some exercise. Soon enough, however, I found myself applying certain principles I have learned in a lifetime of meditating. I’ve incorporated these into my book,Running With the Mind of Meditation. To me, the relationship between meditation and running is natural, for one is a training of the mind and one …