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ADD-ADHD Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
ADD and ADHD are characterized by distractability, impulsivity, and disruptive behavior. About 5% of school kids are diagnosed; this is massive overdiagnosis. The influence of Big Pharma and drug therapy is revealed and the drugs used reviewed. The role of essential fatty acid metabolic defects and the importance of psychotherapy highlighted. Be sure and check...

Anger and Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Anger affects heart rate variability in a way that increases sympathetic tone and the risk from lethal rhythm disturbances. Type D personality has been described that reflects anger. De-stressing can reverse this situation. Challenging situations challenge our faith in universal power and offer the opportunity of learning lessons of life that aren't easy....

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.                

Anti-depressants Do More Harm than Good

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  A study at McMaster University published in Frontiers in Psychology, showed that anti-depressants do more harm than good! Conventional wisdom dictates that these drugs are safe and effective. These drugs increase the risk for fetal development problems, sexual dysfunction, digestive problems, and stroke. They may even cause osteoporosis. There...

Antidepressant Drugs: Do They Work?

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Do antidepressants work? A recent review of 82 medical journal articles that included both published and unpublished articles showed that antidepressant pills work no better than placebo. This shocking expose verifies that pharmaceutical companies withhold data that does not suit their ability to sell drugs and exaggerate those that do. The sad part of this story...

Antipsychotic Drug Abuse in Children

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed in one of three visits make to psychiatrists in the US and it is on the rise. Ninety percent of all prescriptions are off label and are used for conditions such as ADHD for which they are not approved by the FDA. These drugs that include Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel, Abilify, and Geodon are associated with weight gain and a...

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 06/24/2017
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...

Bodymind Medicine with Michael Mayer

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2017
Integrating qigong with psychotherapy adds another dimension to bodymind healing. The combination of the relaxation techniques and breathwork of qigong integrate well into psychotherapy and in particular pain management. Qigong also brings energy therapy into the body as well. The value of qigong in hypertension is documented with good research.

Creating Optimism with Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2017
Blending bodywork, movement, and psychotherapy is a potent combination that gets at the underlying causes of deep psychological problems. Emotional and physical trauma as a child affect us lifelong and are embedded in our bodies.

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 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...

Headaches: Their Causes and Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
There are an enormous number of causes for headaches that include caffeine withdrawl, migraine, TMJ, stress, muscle contraction, and other vascular-related causes. Treating the cause is important, but most of the time our doctors are delighted when they can treat the pain successfully. NSAIDS are often used but they are not safe. There are many other approaches...

Healing Chronic Pain Using Bodymind Psychotherapy

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
We all suffer from pain at some time in our lives. Bodymind healing psychotherapy focuses on the felt meaning of the pain rather than on only drugs and technologies. Dr. Mayer developed an integrative style of treating pain that uses mainstream psychotherapy as well as qigong. It integrates breath, movement, posture, sound, touch, and often uses acupuncture points....

Placebo is as effective as drugs to prevent migranes in kids

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to an article published in the January issue of the journal, Pediatrics, placebo is as effective as drugs in preventing migraine headaches in children. Only two drugs, Topamax and trazadone, worked better than placebo, and the very minimal benefits were not worth the risks from side effects.  The benefit of placebo was a reduction...

Preview: Stress Anxiety and PTSD

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2017
Stress in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates major problems with our health. When we're stressed and don't have the tools to deal with it, we repress the situation but it remains in our bag of problems. This can lead to PTSD. It is possible to identify and re-address these problems at a time later in...

Psychiatrists Embrace Pill Power

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Big Pharma's control over psychiatry is a major step backwards. Even reimbursement for services is skewed to higher payment for drug vs cognitive treatment. It is time to treat patients, not primarily their symptoms.        

Psychological Issues

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Psychological issues cause heart attacks and increase their complications. It is important to deal with these challenges because their complications can be prevented by reducing the inflammation that is an underlying cause. Dr. Saputo recommends the following media files that will show the deep impact of anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress on...

PTSD with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD is far more common than we realize. It is characterized by thought intrusions, panic attacks, insomnia, and many physical signs of agitation. These symptoms can go on for decades. Energy psychology methods are new but effective.