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Medical Cannabis & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

To understand how Medical Cannabis works in the body as a mast cell stabilizer we must first understand how our Endocannabinoid system works. What is the Endocannabinoid system (ECS)? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface […]

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Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Esketamine Adjunctive to Oral Antidepressant Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression

Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Esketamine Adjunctive to Oral Antidepressant Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression A Randomized Clinical Trial: From JAMA Network Key Points Question Is intranasal esketamine hydrochloride an efficacious treatment option for patients with treatment-resistant depression? Findings In this randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 67 adults with treatment-resistant depression, significant improvement of depressive symptoms, […]

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Genetic testing becoming critical for patients, clinicians

Information to help clinicians determine which medications or other treatment options for various mental health conditions are better suited for patients based on their genetics is continuing to gain traction in the field. Genomind Professional PGx, Genomind’s flagship pharmacogenetic product, is designed to reduce the burden on the health care system and improve results for […]

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Scientists Find a Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria and Depression

The human microbiome—a collection of bacteria, archaea, fungi and viruses commingling in the gut and intestines—has been linked to a wide range of human health conditions, including digestive health and the prevention of autoimmune diseases. Some research has even identified a possible link between gut health and brain function. Building on this work, a study […]

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The Gut-Brain Axis: Influence of Microbiota on Mood and Mental Health

From Integrative Medicine • Vol.17, No. 4 By Jeremy Appleton, ND The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional communication network that links the enteric and central nervous systems. This network is not only anatomical, but it extends to include endocrine, humoral, metabolic, and immune routes of communication as well. The autonomic nervous system, hypothalamic pituitaryadrenal (HPA) […]

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Not by Fish Alone

WHAT ENABLES YOU to solve novel problems is a faculty called fluid intelligence. It’s your on-the-spot reasoning ability, in contrast to crystallized intelligence, which is more dependent on learning. Unfortunately, fluid intelligence begins to decline even before middle age, while crystallized intelligence gathers steam over time. Fluid intelligence, researchers find, depends on the healthy function […]

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Which Anti-Depressant Is Right for You? Your DNA Can Shed Some Light

Genomics is coming to psychiatry, with some doctors using a gene test to figure out the most effective anti-depressant for a patient. By Lucette Lagnado – The Wall Street Journal Paxil or Prozac, Zoloft or Lexapro? When treating a patient suffering from depression, Brent Forester considers which anti-depressant to prescribe—ideally, one that will ease psychic […]

New Options For Addiction Recovery

The journey through addiction recovery can be difficult, as emotional challenges can take their toll. Your treatment program is your way to both sobriety and emotional peace. But what happens when your current treatment, such as a 12-step program, doesn’t fit? Fortunately, there are alternative options for you. A new study from the Journal of […]

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Summit Doctor Uses Helmet To Treat Depression

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a cushioned helmet that is placed over a patient’s head and brief magnetic fields are generated. By Alexis Tarrazi, Patch.com   SUMMIT, NJ — There are 15 million Americans suffering from clinical depression and nearly half will not respond to or cannot tolerate drug medication, according to the Anxiety and […]