One important takeaway from my latest for Psychiatry Advisor, in case you ever wonder if you can make a difference in such an enormous, systemic problem: "Beyond simply putting the onus on the shoulders of those experiencing discrimination, I also think it is important for bystanders to speak up and confront it when they see it occurring. Research shows that bystander confrontation is one of the most effective ways to reduce prejudice.” Full article here: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/…/racial-d…/article/464397
The false division between mind and body is starting to dissolve, and the recent discovery of the brain's direct link to the immune system is a huge step in that direction. "Stop thinking of mental illness as a disease of the brain... The whole body is involved and as a result, the whole body can be treated.” Learn more in my latest for Psychiatry Advisor: http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/mood-disorders/mental-health-immune-inflammation-depression/article/451482/
Though night eating syndrome shares similarities with another eating disorder and a sleep disorder, it is a distinct condition. Learn more about this newly recognized eating disorder in my latest for Psychiatry Advisor... http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/eating-disorders/night-eating-disorder-light-therapy/article/443686
Your mood and your mouth are closely linked... Learn how in my latest forDr. Oz The Good Life (click on link below). But first check out this quick nugget of knowledge about why certain nutrients are essential to our mental functioning: “Your body makes the cornucopia of mood-regulating brain chemicals–such as glutamate, GABA and serotonin–by synthesizing various nutrients we take in,” explains John Arden, PhD, author of books like The Brain Bible and Rewire Your Brain. “Your diet is how you build up your supply of these neurotransmitters.” Serotonin, for example, is made from the intake of foods containing the amino acid tryptophan, which the body converts to the neurotransmitter. “If you don’t have enough tryptophan in your diet, then you don’t have enough serotonin and you’ll have deficits in your mood.” The same goes for all the other neurotransmitters that help tune your emotional dial.
We're all metal heads, really. Read my latest for Scientific American MIND to find out how to get the right amounts of trace elements, and what can go wrong when you don't... http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/metals-and-mental-health/
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