Why is a Psychiatrist Asking About My Nipple Hair?

2020-07-01T20:29:54+00:00

We are thrilled to announce the release of our first episode of our new series, Your Brain on Hormones. Dr. Kendra Campbell, psychiatrist and founder of Free Range Psychiatry talks to Dr. Corina Fratila, founder and president of Ideal Endocrinology about Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Watch the episode to find out why a psychiatrist would [...]

Why is a Psychiatrist Asking About My Nipple Hair?2020-07-01T20:29:54+00:00

Protection From COVID-19: Take Your Vitamin D

2020-06-17T11:19:07+00:00

As a holistic psychiatrist, I am quite familiar with vitamin D deficiency. I check a vitamin D blood level on every single patient as part of their initial evaluation as there is evidence that low vitamin levels are linked to depression. In my experience, around 90% of patients have some level of vitamin D deficiency, [...]

Protection From COVID-19: Take Your Vitamin D2020-06-17T11:19:07+00:00

My Journey From Illness to Wellness

2020-03-30T14:20:27+00:00

In 2016, I was working as an attending psychiatrist and assistant director of a psychiatric emergency room in New York City. Day and night, I evaluated and treated individuals struggling with many different issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, psychosis and personality disorders. I saw many of the same people time and again (a phenomenon [...]

My Journey From Illness to Wellness2020-03-30T14:20:27+00:00

Mindfulness Therapy Effective for Treating Children with ADHD

2020-03-06T21:17:36+00:00

An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The first line treatment for ADHD is often medication, which comes with a whole host of serious side effects, including sleep problems, decreased appetite, weight loss, irritability and even psychosis. Fortunately, there are a variety of other non-medication [...]

Mindfulness Therapy Effective for Treating Children with ADHD2020-03-06T21:17:36+00:00

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

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

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
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