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Want to "Beat" Cancer? End the Fight

The translation of emotions to physiology is becoming less and less “woo woo” and more and more scientifically validated. A landmark study1 of women with breast cancer was recently...

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The Many Origins of Depression

What Is Depression?

Is depression a flat mood, an inability to participate in ‘normal life activities,’ or unexplained bouts of sadness? In spite of its singular clinical...

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3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds

Forewarned, forearmed, to be prepared is half the victory. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

For many people, the prospect of facing benzodiazepine withdrawal is terrifying. For others, the actual process of...

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How to Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

We have been conditioned to look upon the tender topic of suicide with horror. Perhaps because it represents a failure of our varied systems of control. Perhaps because we are, collectively, far...

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Vital Mind Stories: Trudy's Journey From Suicidal to Joyful

Trudy knew, deep inside, that medications couldn’t bring her where she needed to go.

But what she didn’t know was that she had options.

From the age of 19, she was medicated with...

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Deprescribing: Are You Better Off Medication Free?

I know that strategic medication tapering can be a ticket to an authentic experience of yourself. I get feedback like this, every week:

Is Gloria some kind of freak anomaly of someone who could...

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HIV and Pregnancy: Pharma Abusing Women?

Editorial note: As a physician trained to regard informed consent around pharmaceuticals, I believe there can never be too much information provided to women who must make decisions about exposing...

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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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Fear Is The Sickness

Have we gotten it all wrong? When we can move beyond fear into curiosity, we find that illness is the body’s wisdom playing out in its own highly designed and incredibly personal way.

The...

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Mass Shootings: The New Manifestation of an Ancient Phenomenon and their link to Psychiatric Drugs

Individuals perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence is not a new phenomenon. What’s new, rather, are the altered states of consciousness induced by antidepressants and other psychotropic...

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To Heal You Must Know What Is Possible

It turns out that chronic diseases don't need to be chronic. Medication does not need to be lifelong. Symptoms and struggle don't need to feel oppressive. And you don't need to be dependent on a...

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The David Carmichael Story: Violence and Antidepressant Roulette

He never could have seen this coming. David was struggling through a stressful period in his professional life, and took his doctor’s recommendation to take the edge off of his anxiety with a...

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