Bioidentical hormones: Help or hype? – Harvard Health

Bioidentical hormones are promoted as being safer than FDA-approved postmenopausal hormones, but their production is not regulated and their claims of effectiveness…
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Although this isn’t explicitly about mental illness, it is about menopause during which, sometimes mental illness symptoms arise and it is about the treatment for menopause, bioidentical hormones. It explains the difference between synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones. I’ve been pretty confused about this issue and this article cleared up a few things for me. Read on!

Vitamin D: a pseudo-vitamin for a pseudo-disease – Forex Ultimate Guide

Vitamin D: a pseudo-vitamin for a pseudo-disease – Forex Ultimate Guide
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Ummmm I’m on 50,000 units per week because of my low levels. This article has me thinking that might not be such a good idea. Especially because according to research cited in this article, you can actually get fractures if you take too much vitamin D!!!

New sensor could massively change lives of those with bipolar disorder

Researchers believe their new lithium sensor could make the day-to-day life of those living with bipolar disorder far easier.
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This sounds great! I couldn’t see anything about exactly how it works though, looked at a few articles. I’ll keep looking and post when i find something.

Relieving Treatment-Resistant Depression By Treating Metabolic Deficiencies | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

There are 15 million Americans suffering from major depression, and 15 percent of these (that is, 2,250,000 people in the U.S. alone) do not respond to treatment.
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Deficiencies in precursors of neurotransmitters may be responsible for unremitting depression!

Brain’s Dumped DNA May Lead to Stress, Depression – Scientific American

Very interesting! In stressful times, mitochondria ( our cellular powerhouses which have DNA) dump their DNA into the cellular cytoplasm from where it can find its way into the bloodstream. This DNA is perceived by the immune system as foreign and therefore the immune system mounts an inflammatory response to it. So the inflammatory component of diseases such as Alzheimer’s or depression may be explained by this! Very interesting, and adds to our understanding of what’s going on and may lead to novel therapies!
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Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Mental Health? | Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Foundation-supported researchers are featured in Wall Street Journal article In a feature story in the April 29 edition of The Wall Street Journal, readers learned of exciting new efforts to apply powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to help people with a variety of mental health conditions.
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Using Artificial Intelligence or AI to help with depression and even see if a patient with bipolar d/o will respond to Lithium!