Category «depression»

Tips for Healing Sadness

According to the American Psychiatric Association guidelines medication is the preferred form of treatment for depression (see below).  However this approach has drawbacks such as addiction, side-effects and possible withdraw symptoms.  Try these instead: Check if you have any nutritional imbalances (i.e. B vitamins, vitamin D). Are you addicted to sugar, caffeine, cigarettes or other …

Let Exercise Make You Happy

Mental health providers should prescribe exercise more often for depression and anxiety Traditional treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy don’t reach everyone Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, according to researchers who analyzed the results …

Research: Holy Basil Plant May Relieve Anxiety

Ocimumn sanctum, an Indian medicinal plant, has been on trial for its role in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in hospital based clinical set-up. Hamilton’s brief psychiatric rating scale (BPRS) and thorough clinical investigations were used to screen the subjects. Thirty-five subjects (21 male and 14 female; average age 38.4 years) were medicated with the plant …

Children seriously affected when a parent suffers from depression

The article below outlines some of the challenges that are thrust on a child when a parent is sad or depressed. Homeopathic care (with a qualified homeopath) can offer solutions to those seeking an alternative to allopathic care. Homeopathy is of help for the entire family and as the article below suggests, health services must …

Feeling Sad? Be Careful, You May Spend More

According to the research abstract below, feeling down may lead to an increase in spending. Misery is not miserly: sad and self-focused individuals spend more. Psychol Sci. 2008 Jun;19(6):525-30. Misery is not miserly: Sadness increases the amount of money that decision makers give up to acquire a commodity. The present research investigated when and why …

A Healing Method Holds Promise as Antidote to 9/11 Toxicity

There are many who still suffer from the tragic events of 9/11. A natural herbal detox program developed by an Ayurvedic physican shows a promise of relief. The study abstract, below. Ayurvedic herbal supplements as an antidote to 9/11 toxicity Dahl JJ, Falk K. Phoenix House Foundation, New York, New York, USA. An in-treatment web-based …

FDA Probing Possible Link Between Asthma Drug and Suicide Risk

FDA is investigating a possible association between the use of Singulair and behavior/mood changes, suicidality (suicidal thinking and behavior) and suicide. Singulair is a medicine in the drug class known as leukotriene receptor antagonists. Singulair is used to treat asthma and the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, itching of the nose) …

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