In: health

Fatigue and Depression or Bipolar
August 25, 2014

Fatigue is a common symptom in people with recurrent depression or bipolar. And in fact a common symptom in the general…

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Foundations of Wellbeing
August 23, 2014

Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing online seminar is going to help many people enjoy better, richer, happier lives. As regular readers…

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Self-Esteem: A Key Aspect of Mental Health
July 20, 2014

Much has been written about the topic of “self-esteem.” Sometimes the idea almost seems like one of those “buzz” words that…

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Mood Disorders and Summer Nutrition – Arnrow
July 2, 2014

We recently wrote about healthy eating for people with mood disorders (original post can be viewed here). Today, we bring you some…

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Be Mindful of Keeping Your Mind Full of Good – Arnrow
June 30, 2014

Experience-dependent neuroplasticity refers to the brain’s ability to learn, adapt, and evolve to not only our experiences, but also, and perhaps…

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Wholeness: Overcoming the War Within – Arnrow
June 26, 2014

I feel like there is a war within us– an internal battle between the different parts of us, tugging and pulling…

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A Healthy Diet
June 21, 2014

We are glad to have recently added a page to our “Topics” section that discusses a healthy diet and also reviews…

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MoodSurfing – It Isn’t About Reaching a Goal
May 4, 2014

I have had a couple of conversations this past week that reminded me of my belief that one of the big problems in…

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Zinc Might Prevent Depression
April 6, 2014

In several animal studies, zinc deficiency can cause behavior that looks like depression. In other animal studies, giving  zinc can have antidepressant-like…

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Yoga for Mood and Health
March 26, 2014

Many of our patients with chronic mood disorders report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods…

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Befriending Stress
February 10, 2014

A colleague recommended this fantastic TED talk by Kelly McGonigal on the cardiovascular and social benefits of befriending stress (and potentially…

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Exercise or Inactivity Changes Your Brain’s Structure and Its Resilience to Stress
January 26, 2014

This past year has been a remarkable year in terms of new studies examining the effects of exercise on your brain….

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Sleep Deep Cleans Your Brain
January 15, 2014

Beep, beep, beep, beep! Snooze……Beep, beep, beep, beep! You open your eyes, roll out of bed and start wondering why you…

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Was James Bond a Lush?
December 20, 2013

Always in search of the latest cutting edge medical knowledge, we happened across a fascinating research article in the December 2013…

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Mediterranean Diet and Depression
November 30, 2013

Boost your brain power naturally! Try this simple intervention to reduce depression, stroke, heart disease and improve cognition. Does that statement…

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Herbal Supplements Often Not What They Claim
November 19, 2013

A recent study concluded that herbal supplements are often not what they claim to be. The study was published in the…

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Changing Hormone Levels and Mood
October 31, 2013

I was on the phone yesterday having an urgent consultation with a woman we have worked for 15 years. She has…

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Depression and Inflammation
September 21, 2013

Recently there has been increasing interest in the relationship between depression and chronic overactivity of the body’s biological defense system –…

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Hormones and Food
September 13, 2013

In an earlier post we talked about some of the research on appetite. We reviewed some of the peptide hormones that…

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Hunger Regulation
August 29, 2013

Recently several folks have asked us questions about diet, hunger, weight gain, and nutrition. Certainly for many people with depression, gaining…

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