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Warning: Pregnancy and Tylenol

“We used to count a baby’s 10 fingers and 10 toes and assume that any drug his mother took must have been safe,” said Dr. Daniel Kahn, a specialist in fetal-maternal health from...

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Probiotics for the Brain

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms...

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Statins: Mental Health Sabotage

A new review article called Neuropsychiatric Adverse Events Associated with Statins: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Prevention and Management discusses the state of the literature around...

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Iodine and Pregnancy: the Inflammation Connection

There is a prevalent complacency around iodine sufficiency in the modern American woman. Soil depletion, bromine in processed foods and flame retardants, perchlorate contamination, chlorine and...

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What Type of Happiness is Anti-Inflammatory?

As a psychiatrist, one might assume that I have professional insights into the healthful pursuit of this illusory goal. The truth is that mental health in America (and by insidious extension, the...

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Is Sugar Causing your Depression?

Depression is an impressionistic term that describes a collection of related but distinct mind-body processes. Despite the fact that modern psychiatry offers a one-size-fits-all treatment, research...

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The Failure to Perform: Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment

The limitations of a randomized trial is that it cannot help us to understand what individuals bring to treatment risks and benefits. A critical new study by Harrow et al adds to previous data...

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Western Diet Causes Cognitive Impairment, Anxiety, and Depression

One of the problems with modern toxicology research is that the risks of exposure may only be revealed when the body is challenged – a model rarely employed in animal or human research. In...

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Antidepressant Risks: Mental Health Side Effects?

With 1 in 10 Americans, and 25% of women prescribed antidepressants, it may finally be time to examine the bill of goods we have been sold on their efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action. While...

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DSM V: Bought by Pharma

Published in May 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has served to show psychiatry’s hand, exposing the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry,...

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The New Psychiatry: Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mental Health

I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach -- it was a combination of sympathy and anger -- listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry....

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Prenatal Vitamins: A to D

The tension between natural medicine advocates and the defenders of pharmaceutically-based medicine, sometimes gives rise to some confusing double-talk. The supplement industry has been persecuted...

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