I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Shannon, MD, a holistic psychiatrist on the topic ‘Medicating Children’ on Fearless Medicine radio. Our nation’s children are in crisis. Doctors and parents are reaching for pharmaceutical solutions at an alarming rate. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, says the National Institute
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
What is Postpartum Depression? It depends who you ask. If you ask me, I’m likely to describe a number of potential contributors that can ultimately be tagged with the impressionist psychiatric descriptor of postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. These terms tell us little to nothing about what’s actually going on in a woman’s body, yet
Depression, Anxiety: All In Your Head? One of the most remarkable papers I have read in the psychiatric literature was about a 57 year old woman who was treated with months of both antipsychotic and antidepressant medications and given two rounds of electroconvulsive treatment before anyone bothered to check her vitamin B12 level. Her symptoms
The Standard American Diet is never better represented than in our devotion to processed food, upon rising. The cereal aisle in an average grocery store is an epic display of our indoctrination into the safety and nutritive claims of corporate food giants. Recent reports including one by Cornucopia Institute have exposed the dirty secrets behind