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Abused Kids Have Long Term Resistant Depression

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse occur in 10-25% of kids and often leads to PTSD that is long term and resistant to treatment. Balancing neurotransmitters is treating symptoms not the cause. The best treatment addresses the underlying cause and often involves both psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy.                

Adapting to Severe Chronic Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Studies have documented that serious disabilities are often coped with much better than most of us think. Over time, as people adapt to disabilities, they return to functional lives.            

Americans Are Struggling with Life

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki discuss many of the challenges we face in the US that cause stress, anxiety and depression. Life in the fast track with materialistic rather than service oriented values often lead to confusion and frustration regarding what life's purpose is. We have lost our sense of what life is about and generally aimlessly pursue goals that are...

Anti Depressants

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Balancing neurotransmitters may make us feel better, but it does not solve the underlying reasons for depression. Today's psychiatry we must do the hard work of dealing with issues in our lives that are substantial enough that we cannot resolve them without profound despair.                

Antidepressants and Osteoporosis

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
The question is are depressed people susceptible to osteoporosis or do the drugs they take cause osteoporosis. The data favors the latter. Len and Vicki discuss the data.                  

Antidepressants Increase Mortality in ICU Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A Harvard study in May of 2012 reviewed the records of more than 10,000 patients admitted to the ICU and found that if they were on antidepressants that their risk of dying was 73% higher. They also found that 17% of these patients were on SSRI or SNRI antidepressants! This risk remained elevated for one year after discharge. People with acute coronary...

Are the Emotional Side Effects of Antidepressants Worse than the Disease?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In a study done on 1829 people on antidepressants from the University of Liverpool that was published in the February 2014 issue of the journal, Psychiatry Research, more than half of the participants reported psychological problems due to their medication! Thoughts of suicide, sexual difficulties, and emotional numbness were far more common than appreciated.  The...

Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
Beyond psychotherapy: Amazing applications of mind-body medicine There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is...

Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last for Years

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment related complication even 6 years after their treatment. Thirty percent are dealing with two issues such as lymphedema, skin reactions to radiation, upper pody symptoms and functional limitations, weight gain, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. Fragmented care leads...

Bullying Linked to Family Violence

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both bullies and their victims are more likely to live with violence at home and are associated with increase likelihood of suicide, substance abuse, and poor academic achievement. Kids don't often have the tools needed to deal with domestic abuse and do the best they can to cope with situations that they are ill-equipped to manage. It is necessary to...

Can You Die of a Broken Heart? Video

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
  The risk of a heart attack increases by 21 times during the first 24 hours after losingn a loved one. It is not uncommon to hear of one spouse dying and the other following in just a short time. The risk of heart attack remained 8 times above normal for a week and was still elevated to some extent after a month. The bereavement and grief associated...

Can Your Anti-depressant Cause a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published an article in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine showing a six fold increase in atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries of primates when they were taking Zoloft, and SSRI antidepressant. The monkeys were fed an atherogenic diet for 18 months. They were then randomized and half were...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Curing Depression with Burton Goldberg

submitted by: admin on 07/28/2017
We overuse antidepressants and they are not very effective and are not safe. Poor nutrition is an often overlooked cause of depressive symptoms. Amino acid deficiencies relate to neurotransmitter deficiencies and can be measured & balanced.

Dealing With Stress and Teenage Alcohol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The reasons why many teenages are stressed out and choose alcohol to relieve stress are reviewed. Our dysfunctional cultural values are the driving force leading to anxiety, frustration, and depression. Our educational system is discussed and solutions offered.        

Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
There is an epidemic of anxiety and depression. Today's world is filled with emotional challenge. How many families do you know that aren't dysfunctional? And who do you know that has not spent time with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist at some time in their life? In some circles it is almost a status symbol to be in psychotherapy! And, it is...

Depression Health Assessment

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
  You will gain a much better understanding of how depression is affecting your whole self and about what your options are for treatment.   There are many factors involved in assessing what has caused depression as well as what can be done to manage it. This assessment begins with an analysis of lifestyle factors that address diet, exercise,...

Depression Management

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
  This overview of depression reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than...

Depression Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This video reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than placebo. Big pharma sponsored...

Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.