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Potatoes not Prosac

This book ties in with the book Sugar Blues reviewed on this siteNutrition for Depression - Psychology Book Reviews------------Potatoes not Prozac, by Kathleen DesMaisons, PhD Introduction to Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity Review(off-site link) Diet and nutrition is one aspect of mental health (and general health) that is of importance when considering depression and (most, if … Continue reading Potatoes not Prosac

Is This a Return to the Bad Old Days of Nurse Ratchet?

In the uncomfortably recent past, abuses in the treatment of Mental Illnesses were horrific see Psychiatric Treatment or Torture; and who could forget "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? But are monetary incentives driving current psychiatric treatment in the same direction? When ABC-affiliated, Dallas television station, WFAA, aired this documentary, it elicited a plethora of … Continue reading Is This a Return to the Bad Old Days of Nurse Ratchet?

ARE THERE NON-DRUG CURES? The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

This is a remarkable, documentary. It is common knowledge today that drugs and especially antibiotics are greatly overprescribed, and all drugs have side effects. Dr. Chris van Tulliken is an infection doctor and scientist is on a crusade to bring about better health. In this documentary, he goes into a medical practice, and takes people … Continue reading ARE THERE NON-DRUG CURES? The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

Psychiatrists Are Throwing Darts at a Board when they Medicate Patients – Dr Daniel Amen – Lessons from 83,000 Brain Scans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esPRsT-lmw8 Video only 14:36 mins long Psychiatrists do not usually examine the brains of the people they claim to be treating. No other medical profession refrains from examining the organs they treat. Basically, psychiatrists are just guessing at what could be wrong and also guessing at the drugs and doses. Brain scans very often reveal … Continue reading Psychiatrists Are Throwing Darts at a Board when they Medicate Patients – Dr Daniel Amen – Lessons from 83,000 Brain Scans

The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior

An interview with psychologist Michael McCullough. Michael McCullough, PhD, an experimental psychologist at the University of California at San Diego, is a prolific researcher focusing on prosocial behavior. He recently answered questions about what we are learning from his lab research and other studies in the area. Tell us about your background. What sparked your … Continue reading The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior