Exploring psilocybin therapy as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the dark days of winter stretch out ahead of us, you may be feeling the icy grip of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD, a depression caused by the reduced sunlight during winter, can make you feel groggy, unfocused, and irritable. It’s common for Americans to experience such winter blues; around 4-6 per cent of…

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Why the weather affects how you feel

By Dr Mercola Weather can be sunny, stormy, dreary or unpredictable but then so, too, can your mood. The way you feel on any given day may actually be intricately tied to the weather forecast in ways science is only beginning to understand.

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Scientists find good nutrition prevents depression

Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.

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Probiotics may help alleviate depression

Probiotics, which are typically known for their effects on the digestive tract, are becoming a hot topic in the field of psychology. Previous research shows a potential role in alleviating anxiety. And now, a recent study suggests that probiotics may even help to alleviate depression. The results were published in the journal, Brain, Behavior, and…

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Getting through the Dark Night of the Soul in one piece

by Ishtar Babilu Dingir It seems to me that a lot of us are going through the mill right now. The stuff that hits the fan is flying all over the place and so that it can be difficult, at times, to see the way through. Sometimes, it feels like whatever we do goes wrong.…

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Simple way to fight dementia: Healthy lifestyle is the key to beating the killer disease

Bad habits cause memory problems even in young adults, a study revealed yesterday. Years before any indication of dementia appeared, young people who were overweight or obese, had high blood ­pressure or suffered from depression, were already showing signs of memory loss. Scientists say the findings help identify how early lifestyle and health choices impact…

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Holistic help for stress-related mental illness in women

A news story released on International Women’s Day tells us that women are four times more likely than men to suffer from stress-related mental health disorders and could wait for more than 10 years before getting a diagnosis. Apparently anxiety disorders are the commonest mental health problems and people are worrying themselves sick and becoming…

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