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mental health

  1. haidut

    Deliberate self-injury may be driven by systemic inflammation

    This study below is not really discussing metabolic topics, but I though it would be interesting to post just as a reminder of the total scam modern psychiatry is. People prone to the so-called non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are invariably diagnosed with a plethora of mental disorders and given...
  2. haidut

    Dietary sugar can treat chronic depression

    Not much to comment on here, except to point out that the sugar "addiction" in depressed people has been recognized by medicine for at least 50 years and has always been treated as a co-morbidity of the depressed state, also in need of treatment. Doctors have been advising depressed patients to...
  3. BestSinceDAYONE

    Carbs and ZeroCarbs Depression

    So, like many of us on this forum, I have tried many diets, low carb, high carb, vegan, IF etc. So my question is as it relates to mental health, anecdotally (and it sounds like others have the same experience) a low carb diet feels GREAT for a few days almost euphoric and then I slip into a...
  4. haidut

    Just a week-long break from social media alleviates anxiety and depression

    I don't think this study will come as a surprise to my readers, but it still helps to have some peer-reviewed evidence confirming what many people intuitively sense, yet are afraid to verbalize due to FOMO or being ostracized - i.e. social media, and digitization in general, is a bane on human...
  5. haidut

    Dopamine agonists can treat anhedonia

    The title may sound obvious to many, but this study is one of the few to bring up the taboo topic of serotonin's role in symptoms of depression. The current dogma still holds that raising serotonin levels (or activating its receptors) is the most beneficial mechanism to treating depression and...
  6. haidut

    Young people are lonelier than ever

    The actual title of the article, covering recent studies about loneliness rates in Western populations. It dispels the convenient excuse that the "pandemic" is what caused this true epidemic of loneliness by showing those rates were high years before any talk about virus/lockdown entered the...
  7. Peatful

    So two years in: How are you doing?

    The history of the world changed two years ago in March of 2020. I mean, things were always “bad”, but hidden. Secrets. Evil secrets. How have things changed for you? And, more importantly, how are you doing with this change? How do you view the future? Do you have a plan? Here is this from...
  8. Lizb

    Lewy Body dementia - 'that smell'

    My husband has Lewy Body Demntia and Alzheimer's. Even before diagnosis he had that smell which is unpleasant and pungent. He doesn't know he has it (poor sense of smell) and I haven't told him. On discussion threads (not here) I have seen people recommending shaving cream and deodorant soaps...
  9. D

    Need advice for bad ptsd & anxiety

    Hey everybody, This might be a little long winded, but I am currently fighting daily demons of ptsd & anxiety which is slowly killing me. My sleep is bad, I'm constantly in fight or flight which is ruining my stomach and I'm constantly angry. Ive been chain smoking tobacco & weed to get short...
  10. S

    Everyone seems to "have anxiety" - do you think this is imagined?

    Everyone seems to "have anxiety", especially Gen-Y & Gen-Z. Do you think this is imagined? I'm 27 and for many years have identified as someone with anxiety and would act accordingly. I'd tell myself that I don't like going to parties, don't like meeting new people, don't do well with...
  11. FitnessMike

    What's wrong with youth's mental health now days???

    what is with all these kids taking antidepressants? heard about 10 around here.
  12. Sitaruîm

    Trying to Help my Mom (Hypothyroidism)

    For some years now my mom has been taking Levothyroxine (T4) for her hypothyroidism. She is also bipolar and takes Risperidone and Valcote (sodium valproate). She is pretty functional and active but the main problem that I see is that she sleeps a lot, anywhere from 10 to 12 hours every night...
  13. K

    I've Never Felt So Alone

    Checking in from Ontario Canada to... rant? Per the title of the thread: I've literally never felt this alone. I'm 25/F, and have been told by my job (online work, small team, not customer facing) if I don't get the vaccine by the end of next month, I'm done. My partner is currently with me in...
  14. K

    Covid prions, or nah? Also: How are you taking care?

    Hi everyone, I'm curious to know your thoughts on whether COVID-19 (the virus, not the v@><) will later cause prion disease in the infected? I've seen the theories that the v@>< will lead to prion disease, but what about the virus itself? If we avoid the jab and end up contracting (or if we...
  15. copycat

    Specific advice / a funny predicament.

    Hi! I've made a few posts before but I'd like to keep it short and ask for specific advice. Apologies in advance for my weird English. As you can imagine, it's not my mother tongue, haha. LATER-EDIT: I guess you can ignore the ''keeping it short'' part. I'm a 23 year old male, 1,83cm tall...
  16. Hans

    The biggest missing links to optimal brain function – part 1

    What inspired me to write this article is overall reductionism when it comes to mental function. Far too many people want to focus on specific neurotransmitters and blame certain ones for certain conditions (e.g. low dopamine in anhedonia), but health as a whole started to deteriorate first, and...
  17. Tristan Loscha

    Prevalence And Psychopathology Of Vegetarians And Vegans – Results From A Survey In Germany

    Sci Rep. 2020; 10: 6840. Published online 2020 Apr 22. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-63910-y PMCID: PMC7176641 PMID: 32321977 Prevalence and psychopathology of vegetarians and vegans – Results from a representative survey in Germany Georgios Paslakis,1,2 Candice Richardson,1 Mariel Nöhre,3 Elmar...
  18. Tristan Loscha

    Vegetarian Diet And Mental Disorders: Results From A Representative Community Survey

    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012; 9: 67. Published online 2012 Jun 7. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-9-67 PMCID: PMC3466124 PMID: 22676203 Vegetarian diet and mental disorders: results from a representative community survey Johannes Michalak,1 Xiao Chi Zhang,2 and Frank Jacobi3,4 Author information...
  19. haidut

    Hypothyroidism Can Cause Anxiety, Panic Attacks And Other Mental Issues

    One of the few studies that is at least attempting to frame mental health issues in terms of endocrinology. More specifically, the study below demonstrated that people with Hashimoto disease have drastically increased rates of anxiety, panic attacks and risks for other mental health disorders...
  20. haidut

    Blocking Serotonin, Adrenaline Treats Anxiety, Brain Damage Due To Alcohol "addiction"

    Over the last 2 decades a large number of studies have come out demonstrating that the withdrawal symptoms in "addicts" are due largely due to elevated serotonin and adrenaline. As such, drugs such as cyproheptadine, clonidine, propranolol, etc have been successfully used off-label for treating...
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