Psychiatry

 
  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Proves as Effective as Antipsychotic Drugs, Without Negative Side Effects

Among the many pharmaceutical options available for treating mental health issues, antipsychotic medications are some of the most over-prescibed. So much so in fact, that in 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the U.S. issued a report urging lower uses of antipsychotic meds for elderly patients suffering from symptoms of dementia, citing a number of dangerous side effects of this class of drugs.

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  red rose hips CROPPED.jpg   An Open Letter to the Spiritual Community About Psychiatry

There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering. Suffering that brings you to the brink of something you can’t imagine tolerating one more second of, and then it asks you how you’d like to stay there for infinity. The kind of existential fear that comes with not knowing what is real and what is illusion. A depth of pain that feels so endless it’s like a black hole inside your core. Others describe feeling on fire, electrified by worry. Or maybe you’ve just been told that your behaviour is concerning, scary, or dangerous.

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  Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head  

Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head

No, it’s not “all in your head.” Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder.

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