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Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

2019-10-21T15:04:45+00:00

There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression. A randomized controlled trial published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that symptoms of depression dropped significantly among a group of young adults after they followed a Mediterranean-style [...]

Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood2019-10-21T15:04:45+00:00

Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication

2019-10-15T12:42:16+00:00

From EducateInspireChange.org: Clinical psychologist, Julia Rucklidge, delivers an enlightening TED talk on the importance of nutrition and its role in mental health. Julia reminds us of a time when Dr. Semmelweis was ridiculed and dismissed for suggesting that doctors wash their hands before touching pregnant women. She compares the radical reaction that doctors had then, [...]

Research Shows Nutrition is Much Better at Improving Mental Health Than Prescription Medication2019-10-15T12:42:16+00:00

Page County Public Forum: Alternative Pain Management

2019-10-09T17:57:11+00:00

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kendra Campbell, along with Dr. Sasha Grams and Mr. Nathan Miller will be presenting at the next Page County Public Forum on the topic of alternative pain management. The forum is being held Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM at the Luray VFW Post 621, 18 Veterans Lane [...]

Page County Public Forum: Alternative Pain Management2019-10-09T17:57:11+00:00

Antidepressants Are Not Effective for Treating Depression

2019-10-07T13:07:16+00:00

Major depressive disorder is estimated by the WHO to affect more than 300 million people globally, making depression the leading cause of disability worldwide. Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression. However, the list of possible short-term and long-term side effects of antidepressant medication is long. Patients who try to stop taking antidepressant medications frequently encounter [...]

Antidepressants Are Not Effective for Treating Depression2019-10-07T13:07:16+00:00

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research

2019-09-11T13:21:51+00:00

As a huge believer and personal witness to the power of psychedelics and the role they can play in healing mental health issues, I am thrilled that Johns Hopkins will be opening a new center for psychedelic research. It's about time! From the NY Times: Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense [...]

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research2019-09-11T13:21:51+00:00

All Soda is Linked to Early Death

2019-09-10T14:25:23+00:00

Most people know that soda is not a nutritious beverage and can cause weight gain and other health problems. However, a recent study published in JAMA has now linked all types of soda (regular and diet) to early death. Researchers found that participants who drank two or more glasses of soft drinks per day had [...]

All Soda is Linked to Early Death2019-09-10T14:25:23+00:00

Facts vs. Myth: Industrial Hemp and its Many Uses

2019-08-29T14:34:50+00:00

We are excited to announce that Dr. Campbell will be part of a panel discussion, hosted by the Page County Public Forum, that will be discussing industrial hemp and its many uses. The discussion includes: The differences between marijuana and hemp and medicinal values of CBD Tips to new farmers by one who has just [...]

Facts vs. Myth: Industrial Hemp and its Many Uses2019-08-29T14:34:50+00:00

Meditation and Yoga Change Your Brain

2019-08-28T14:44:09+00:00

Meditation and yoga have been practiced by humans for thousands of years. The physical and mental benefits of both are well documented and include the reduction of anxiety, depression and stress. A study published in the journal Brain Imaging and Behavior used MRIs to measure brain structures in participants who practiced meditation and yoga. They [...]

Meditation and Yoga Change Your Brain2019-08-28T14:44:09+00:00

Two Hours a Week in Nature Could Save Your Life

2019-07-31T20:12:52+00:00

We have long known that there is a relationship between spending time in nature and mental and physical health. Spending time in nature has been found to: boost the immune system lower blood pressure reduce stress improve mood increase ability to focus, even in children with ADHD accelerate recovery from surgery or illness increase energy [...]

Two Hours a Week in Nature Could Save Your Life2019-07-31T20:12:52+00:00

Throw Your DSM (Psychiatric Bible) Away!

2019-07-15T13:21:35+00:00

Since 1952, psychiatrists have used the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is currently in its fifth edition, as the gold standard for diagnosing psychiatric (mental) disorders. For many years, it's been considered to basically be the "bible" that all psychiatrists use to diagnose and categorize patient symptoms. Despite this, I have [...]

Throw Your DSM (Psychiatric Bible) Away!2019-07-15T13:21:35+00:00
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