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Vital Mind Reset: Randomized Clinical Trial

Summary: This landmark, randomized, controlled clinical trial of our online protocol, Vital Mind Reset, demonstrates the power of lifestyle interventions to significantly relieve depressive...

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Depression Caused by Genetics? Most Likely Not

Since the discovery of DNA, the central dogma of genetic translation has lured us in with a simple path from genes to illness.

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, however, we were...

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How Long Does Antidepressant Withdrawal Last?

You board a flight for a stated destination, expecting to arrive within six hours. You can tolerate the hardships inherent in typical air travel, especially since you’re motivated by the...

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The BodyMind Concept: Two Surprising Tips to Heal Your Body with Your Mind

I remember once feeling like I was offering my patients a warm, nurturing hug when I would give them a diagnosis, or confirm it, after a consultation. “It’s the nature of Bipolar...

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Antidepressant Drugs Work According to Latest Study: A Critical Re-Appraisal

Dozens of meta-analyses including hundreds of antidepressant drug trials have been conducted to date. With a few notable exceptions 1 2, the vast majority of these meta-analyses conclude that...

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The Breaking Point

My story isn’t unique. I’m one of many millions of Americans that bought into an unproven theory that depression and anxiety are caused by unbalanced brain chemistry. After taking...

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Is Your “Normal” Thyroid Test Hiding the Source of Your Depression?

Do you have one or more of the following symptoms?

  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Swelling, puffiness
  • Low energy, depressed mood
  • Racing heart, anxiety
  • Lethargy, sleeplessness
  • Digestive...
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Vital Mind Stories: Katie

I distinctly remember the shift. It was my freshmen year of college, and I was 19 years old. I sat staring at my water bottle, too anxious to leave my dorm room until I drank a certain amount of...

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5 Rules For Eating Away Your Depression

The Path to Wellness Is Through Food

If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through...

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5 Essential Keys to Tapering from an Antidepressant

What YOU Can Learn From Hundreds of Patients

Every year, millions of people worldwide choose to take a pharmaceutical approach to treating their depression. For some, antidepressants provide a...

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Letter to The New York Times: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Can’t Quit

Searing stomach pain, racing heart, hair loss, missed periods, flared psoriasis, burning fingers, constipation, confusion, frequent upper respiratory infections, and 9 months of intractable...

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Recent Study Confirms That Antidepressants Increase Suicide Risk

Robin Williams, Chris Cornell, and Chester Bennington all revealed details of their struggles with depression and anxiety before they made the tragic decisions to end their lives. You’re...

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