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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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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) […]

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 […]

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The Food Mood Link

Does what you eat affect depression and anxiety? New research and a new area of study-food psychiatry- explore the connection between food and mental health. Great article by Kelli Miller on WebMD. What’s for dinner? The question now pops up in an unexpected place – the psychiatrist’s office. More research finds that a nutritious diet […]

Fear of Failure, Self-Perception and the Power of Positive Thought

Failure is a word that mental health practitioners hear often. It can be a catchall for anxiety, depression, frustration, and disappointment at not meeting the expectations one has for themselves or that are derived from their family and friends. More concretely, failure can be framed in connection with an inability or lack of desire to […]