Chances are that you may be suffering with some form of mental illness… and so is everyone around you. In fact, we are all bonkers! That is if you take the new classifications of mental illness in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) seriously. You must be crazy The DSM is the [...]
If you or someone you know suffers from depression then this alert is for you. Especially if you are taking one of the following antidepressants: citalopram and escitalopram, and the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline. A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, shows that antidepressants like citalopram and escitalopram, classed as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors [...]
Here’s yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: eating tomatoes could ward off depression. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, the chemical that gives them their distinctive colour. Lycopene is an antioxidant, a type of naturally occurring chemical believed to help protect against cell damage. Previous research suggests foods high in antioxidants could have [...]
It’s hard to imagine what life is like for children today. They’re being bombarded every waking hour – video games, mobile phones and Facebook to mention a few. Plus, most of them eat highly processed, low-nutrient foods.
So it isn’t surprising that we’re seeing more and more diagnoses of hyperactivity. How could they NOT be hyperactive?
Now more than ever, we owe it to our children to explore non-drug options to treat hyperactivity. (I’m sure their parents and teachers will appreciate it too.)