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Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression. It’s common knowledge in the natural health world that pharmaceuticals often (if not always) do more harm than good.

Turmeric more Effective than Prozac at Treating Depression

It’s also clear that foods, herbs, and other natural sources can offer similar benefits without those nasty side effects. How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression. Dr.

How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression

MercolaWaking Times Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problem, the importance of addressing your diet simply cannot be overstated. In a very real sense, you have two brains — one in your head, and one in your gut. Both are created from the same tissue during fetal development, and they’re connected via your vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem to your abdomen.

It is now well established that the vagus nerve is the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain, which helps explain why mental health appears to so intricately connected to your gut microbiome1 — the bacteria and other microbes living in your gut. Gut bacteria also produce mood-boosting neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

The Strong Link Between Sugar and Depression. 10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants. Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin. Dr.

Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

Real talk: I've suffered from depression. Have you? This can help. Ready for some reality?

Real talk: I've suffered from depression. Have you? This can help.

In a place where the “pursuit of happiness” is one of our most inalienable rights, it often feels out of reach to me. This past winter, I had an entire month where I didn't want to do anything. I blamed it on "needing a break," but now that the sun's been out more I've realized the truth. I was depressed. (You may have noticed the lack of emails from me.) More specifically, I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder. New Study Finds Cannabis May be Effective in Treating Depression : Waking Times. Jan Smithers, GuestWaking Times A new study from the Research Institute on Addictions links cannabis to lowering the symptoms of depression.

New Study Finds Cannabis May be Effective in Treating Depression : Waking Times

The study proved positive when treating chronic stress in rats, although due to the complex nature of treating depression, further research is necessary. It’s becoming common knowledge that cannabis may help people find relief from the symptoms of depression, but until recently, there was no scientific evidence to back this claim. Other research has found that cannabis can be effective in treating a variety of mental and physical conditions, including PTSD and chronic pain.

Now, we can add depression to this list. Scientists at the Research Institute on Addictions (part of the University of Buffalo in New York) found that the chemical compounds endocannabinoids may help treat depression caused by chronic stress. To reach their conclusion, researchers studied the effects of chronic stress on rats. Sources: New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression. Dr.

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

MercolaWaking Times Depression is thought to affect about one in 10 Americans.1 In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed type of medication in the US,2 hinting at the severity of the problem. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not likely caused by unbalanced brain chemicals; however there are a number of other biological factors that appear to be highly significant. Chronic inflammation is one. As noted in the featured article:3. Antidepressants May be Worsening Depression, Not Treating It. Julie Fidler, Natural SocietyWaking Times Could it all be based on a myth?

Antidepressants May be Worsening Depression, Not Treating It

For years we’ve been told that depression is caused by low serotonin levels in the brain. Now, a leading professor of psychiatry is warning that belief is little more than a dangerous miscommunication, saying the marketing of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drugs is “based on a myth.” SSRI use began to skyrocket in the early 1990’s.

The drugs were seen as a safer alternative to tranquilizers, which were the standard treatment for depression until that time. Healy wrote in a report published in the journal BMJ that in the 1990s, no one knew if SSRIs raised or lowered serotonin levels, but there was no evidence that the treatment worked as a treatment at all. “For doctors it provided an easy short hand for communication with patients,” Healy wrote. Healy says depression should be reclassified as an infectious disease rather than an emotional disorder, and the professor is not alone in his thinking. Research: Antidepressants Don't Work and May Make Depression Worse. Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times [Editor’s Note: This article is about recent research on the chemical causes of depression and the use of SSRI antidepressants to address these causes.

Research: Antidepressants Don't Work and May Make Depression Worse

There are many other types of antidepressants available, and antidepressants, including SSRI’s, do help many people through depression. This research, and this article, simply highlight another perspective and another side of this important story, and should not be intended as medical advice for anyone.] At present, over 10% of people over the age of 12 in the United States take some type of antidepressant, and depression is the number one cause of medical disability in both the United States and Canada. Fighting depression is big business, and financial analysts are forecasting notable growth in the antidepressant market in coming years, while yearly sales in the US top $5 billion. The Depression Sessions: A FREE Online Event from Underground Wellness. Overcoming depression caused by ghost possession. SSRF publishes these case studies with the intention of providing some direction to our readers with regard to problems that manifest at a physical or psychological level, but which can have their root cause in the spiritual dimension.

Overcoming depression caused by ghost possession

When the root cause of a problem is spiritual in nature we have observed that the inclusion of spiritual healing remedies generally gives the best results. SSRF advises continuation of conventional medical treatment along with spiritual healing remedies for the treatment of physical and psychiatric illnesses. Readers are advised to take up any spiritual healing remedy at their own discretion. 1. The case. How It Feels To Have An Anxiety Disorder Explained In 12 Self Portraits. Photographer Katie Joy Crawford has wrestled with anxiety disorder her entire life, which is why she was especially qualified to create this gripping photo series showing us what it’s like to live with this burden.

How It Feels To Have An Anxiety Disorder Explained In 12 Self Portraits

“Anxiety bars the sufferer from the risk of discovery, the desire to explore new ideas, and the possibility of exiting a comfort zone,” she writes in the description of her project, ‘My Anxious Heart.’ “It makes sure that it will never be alone. It finds you when you’re in the midst of joy, or alone in your own mind. It is quiet and steady, reminding you of your past failures, and fabricating your future outcomes.” The project is a deeply personal one for Crawford; “Using my own stories and experiences, I am capturing the raw essence of anxiety. Studies Link Social Anxiety To Empathetic Ability, High IQs, & Sentinel Intelligence.

By Steven Bancarz| A few years ago, a series of studies came out in an attempt to sort of ‘debunk’ people who practice spirituality. The study found that people who have a spiritual understanding of life tend to be more susceptible to mental health problems, addictions, and anxiety disorders. A passive aggressive news report from the Daily Mail titled “Spiritual people are more likely to be mentally ill (but at least they think life has more meaning)” took a jab at spiritual people as if to say “They’re crazy, but at least they think life is more important to them”.

A report by The Telegraph also covered the same story, claiming that spiritual people struggle to cope with things mentally.