The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs
April 8, 2019
Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?
How to Quit Antidepressants: Very Slowly, Doctors Say
March 9, 2019
Mustering solid evidence, two researchers have denounced the standard psychiatric guidelines for how best to wean patients from depression medications. Patients who very gradually reduced their daily dose of antidepressants over time, after years of use, were less likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Patients who very gradually reduced their daily dose of antidepressants over time, after years of use, were less likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Does Marijuana Use Cause Schizophrenia?
March 9, 2019
As the drug becomes more popular, concerns have been raised that its use can lead to psychotic disorders. Here’s what scientists know for sure, and what they don’t.
Cannabis plants in a lab at Niagara College in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. As marijuana use becomes more widespread and varied, some people worry that its more potent versions can cause or exacerbate mental illness.CreditCreditCarlos Osorio/Reuters
When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves
November 1, 2018
Researchers are particularly concerned with marijuana use among the young because THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, most sharply affects the parts of the brain that develop during adolescence.
A diet guru explains why you should eat dinner at 2pm
October 14, 2018
We focus nearly obsessively on the question of what to eat. Should I eat avocados or steak? Should I eat quinoa or pasta? Should I eat more fat? Should I eat less fat? Should I eat less protein? Should I eat more protein? Let’s face it, the answer changes every few years, according to whom you ask.
But an equally important question lies almost completely unanswered. What effect does meal timing have on obesity and other metabolic parameters? Quite a lot, it turns out. Having a well defined fasting period is likely very important. The strategy of eTRF, and intermittent fasting more generally now gives exhausted dieters a new hope.
How to Talk About Money
October 8, 2018
At some point, you’re going to have to have a conversation about money — with a spouse, a roommate, your kids, your aging parents — but did anyone ever teach you how to talk about money? So, here we will help you have this difficult conversation.
When is stress good for you? How stress works in the human body, to make or break us
March 4, 2018
The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime.
We need new ways of treating depression
March 4, 2018
The World Health Organization, the leading medical body in the world, explained in 2011: “Mental health is produced socially: The presence or absence of mental health is above all a social indicator and therefore requires social, as well as individual, solutions.” The United Nations’ special rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Dainius Pūras — one of the leading experts in the world on mental health — explained last April that “the dominant biomedical narrative of depression” is based on “biased and selective use of research outcomes.”
Experts are now looking to the social and environmental causes of the disorder affecting millions.