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Weekly Roundup: 7 Insightful Stories You Missed This Week

With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all of the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles, so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week. What if you could change your …

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Children Low in Vitamin D Are Aggressive, Anxious and Depressed in Adolescence

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia. Children with blood Vitamin D levels suggestive of deficiency were almost twice as likely to develop externalizing behavior problems–aggressive and rule …

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Psychedelic Drugs Are Finally Being Used to Treat Depression in US Hospitals

By Elias Marat As the country increasingly sheds its prohibitionist stereotypes and misconceptions about psychedelic drugs, scientists and psychiatrists are increasingly embracing their potent qualities as “game-changers” in the fight to treat mental health disorders. The new trend unfolding across the U.S. has converted drugs like ketamine—once known primarily as a recreational drug used at …

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Weekly Roundup: 7 First-Rate Stories You Missed This Week

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Valerian Root for Sleep & Anxiety: 5 Calming Benefits Explained

A great night’s rest does wonders for the soul. Every night, thousands of body processes get to work, restoring your body and mind to a more healthful state. But when you can’t sleep? There’s an herb for that! Valerian root has a long history of traditional use for sleep issues — as well as for …

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Systematic review: psychedelics appear to be effective in significantly reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety and are well-tolerated.

n/a PMID:  J Affect Disord. 2019 Jul 30 ;258:11-24. Epub 2019 Jul 30. PMID: 31382100 Abstract Title:  Classical psychedelics for the treatment of depression and anxiety: A systematic review. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are prevalent psychiatric disorders that carry significant morbidity. Pharmacological and psychosocial interventions are used to manage these conditions, but their efficacy …

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Neurons Responsible for Mood Develop During Teen Years

Node Smith, ND Researchers have discovered a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala — a key center for emotional processing in the brain — that stay in an immature, prenatal developmental state throughout childhood. Most of these cells mature rapidly during adolescence, suggesting a key role in the brain’s emotional development, but some stay …

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Consumption of dark chocolate may be associated with reduced odds of clinically relevant depressive symptoms.

PMID:  Depress Anxiety. 2019 Jul 29. Epub 2019 Jul 29. PMID: 31356717 Abstract Title:  Is there a relationship between chocolate consumption and symptoms of depression? A cross-sectional survey of 13,626 US adults. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between chocolate consumption and depressive symptoms in a large, representative sample of US adults.METHODS: The data were from …

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Ketamine Isn’t an Opioid and Treats Depression in a Unique Way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine’s …

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Compound In Red Wine is Promising Treatment for Depression and Anxiety

Resveratrol, found in grape skin, shuts down depression-causing enzyme in brain Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don’t give alcohol all the credit. New research has revealed that the plant compound resveratrol, which is found in red wine, displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme …

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