mental illness

  1. haidut

    A Third Of Americans Show Signs Of Clinical Anxiety, Depression

    The news about deteriorating health of the population just keep piling on. The latest one below shows that at least a third of the US population shows signs of clinical anxiety and/or depression. The reason I put clinical in bold is that it means the pathology is severe enough to require...
  2. haidut

    Serotonin Causes Anhedonia. And Mental Illness In General

    As many of my readers know, anhedonia is one of the most pernicious symptoms of most mental disorders, and is perhaps the most resistant to therapy. It also happens to be one of the main triggers of attempted suicide, based on interviews with suicide survivors. I posted some threads in the past...
  3. haidut

    Serotonin Causes The Startle Response, And Likely PTSD As Well

    As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic of PTSD. It is a condition that affects up to 30% of current/former military members, and is considered a condition of unknown cause and without treatment. Current treatment options consist of mostly symptom...
  4. haidut

    Chronic Stress (adversity) Lowers Dopamine And Causes Mental Illness

    The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name for just keeps on accumulating. Unfortunately, even in this latest study the scientists keep insisting that there is some mysterious and unquantifiable difference between chronic stress...
  5. haidut

    PUFA And Serotonin Promote Each Other, And Likely Cause Mental Illness

    I neat new study that draws a direct parallel between PUFA-driven inflammation, serotonin and depression. As the study demonstrated, high levels of the PUFA arachidonic acid (AA) are highly correlated with lower density (expression) of the serotonin transported (SERT, 5-HTT), and the...
  6. haidut

    Estrogen Is A Stress Hormone, It Can Both Trigger And Potentiate The Effects Of Stress

    I was quite surprised to see this article in WebMD - a website that is bastion of mainstream medicine. It regularly promotes dogmas related serotonin, estrogen, oxytocin, growth hormone, etc and the myriad of "benefits" these substances bestow upon humans. However, a bit of truth apparently...
  7. haidut

    Psychiatric Diagnoses Are 'worthless', Most Mental Illness Stems From Stress (trauma)

    It is rare to see a study like the one below that does not hold anything back and exposes psychiatry for what it really is - fraud. Well, the exact words used were a "disingenuous categorical system" but words like "worthless" and "meaningless" were also used freely. In summary, psychiatry is a...
  8. haidut

    Vast Majority (90%) Of Depression Cases Are Caused By Stress

    In case anybody continues to doubt the stress-depression connection and/or their doctor tries to convince them their depression is due to genetic predisposition, below is an eye-opening statement from the mighty WebMD - the mouthpiece of mainstream medicine. As the article states, about 10% of...
  9. haidut

    A Selective Serotonin Antagonist Is A Potent Antidepressant

    Fraud, fraud and nothing but fraud! After more then half a century of claiming that serotonin cures depression, now mainstream medicine is quietly trying to retreat from this fiasco by introducing more and more potent (and selective) serotonin antagonists as treatment of depression and silently...
  10. haidut

    Blocking Stress (adrenaline) Just Once Cures PTSD And Maybe Any Mental Disorder

    This is a remarkable study, which once again implicates extreme stress in the pathology of mental health disorders, specifically anxiety and PTSD. Just a few days ago I posted a study showing a high cortisol (C) / testosterone (T) ratio is likely causative in PTSD. People with high C/T ratio...
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    Psychiatry Is Little More Than A Combination Of Cluelessness And Corruption

    This article reviews a recent book that deliver a devastating verdict for psychiatry as a profession. At best, those practicing the profession are clueless and administer therapies almost on a whim, simply because they have no clue what is causing any of the mental diseases categorized in DSM...
  12. haidut

    Depression Rates Rising, Most Strikingly In Teens And Millenials

    Yet another bad news for the "young". Given the correlation between mental health and a variety of physiological ailments like CVD, cancer, dementia, etc this latest news matches quite well the overall abysmall picture of the world's declining health. The "Young" Have Now Become The Old I am...
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    Mental Illness Is Skyrocketing In The World’s "happiest" Countries

    I am sure many forum members have heard of the Nordic "wonders" - widely publicized studies purportedly showing that Nordic countries have really low incidence of mental illness, score high on various (and arbitrary) "happiness" indices, have high quality of life, low crime rates, etc, etc...
  14. haidut

    Chronic Stress / Defeat Causes Mental Illness By Damaging Mitochondria

    Yet another study demonstrating that mental illness has little to do with genetics, and is likely entirely due to energetic deficiency caused by environmental stress. This energetic deficiency is caused by mitochondrial damage caused by said stress. Keeping lipolysis and/or PUFA intake low can...
  15. haidut

    Endotoxin (and Baby Formula) May Be The Cause Of IBD And Brain Damage

    It is a well-publicized fact that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis (UC) struggle with severe cognitive and mood issues. They are also at a much greater risk of developing dementia than the general population, and at a much younger age too...
  16. haidut

    Allopregnanolone May Soon Be Approved As A Fast-acting Antidepressant

    The patents on most SSRI drugs have either expired or are close to expiration. Lately, there have also been a number of high profile cases obtaining favorable court outcomes by blaming SSRI drugs for a host of human criminal behaviors or adverse health events. As such, Big Pharma is desperate to...
  17. haidut

    Dietary Nitrates Can Cause Mania After Just Two Weeks Of Consumption

    As many forum users already know dietary nitrates are an effective precursor to nitric oxide (NO). NO has been reliably linked to mania in humans, and mania is a known side effect of drugslike Viagra or nitroglycerin, but so far the official claim is that dietary nitrate intake does not cause...
  18. haidut

    Serotonin Causes Bipolar Disorder (through Mitochondrial Dysfunction)

    Yet another nail in the coffin of the "happiness hormone", which may end up being one of the biggest scientific frauds of the 20th century, rivaling the one about estrogen being the "female" hormone. It has been known for a long time that both lithium and methylene blue, both of which are...
  19. haidut

    Major Depression Rates Rapidly Rising, Especially In Young People

    I posted a few studies in the past showing that rates for cancer, diabetes, and stroke have increased several-fold over the last decade, and mostly in young people. The official version peddled by the FDA of course is that we just keep getting healthier by the minute and life expectancy is...
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