The NIMH trials summarized. Is there an effective paradigm of care for mental health?

By Robert Whitaker author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America In the past 15 years, the NIMH has funded a number of major, multicenter trials of drug treatments for mental disorders in adults and children, and although these studies have not been placebo-controlled,... Continue Reading →

A psychiatrist speaks: DSM-5, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

From the Psychiatric Times is an article penned by By Irwin Feinberg, MD who is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. Here is an excerpt: There have been no research advances that demand new diagnoses and syndromes. Despite many intriguing findings, no psychiatric disease can be diagnosed by a biological or... Continue Reading →

Healing the gut is imperative if one wants healthy body/mind/spirit: IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be cured

All disease begins in the gut. - Hippocrates What Hippocrates knew way back when is finding a resurgence today. There is a lot of talk of the importance of gut flora in the science media these days. Unfortunately the conclusions they come to generally involve excitement of new possibilities for pharma. Pharma is not the... Continue Reading →

Friday news and blogs

Have a nice weekend everyone! Bone marrow transplants cure mental illness – in mice -- Guardian UK -- This is interesting to me...not because I think we should be giving people in mental distress bone marrow transplants, they are dangerous and life-threatening, but because the immune system is something that can be boosted in natural... Continue Reading →

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