Bioidentical hormones are promoted as being safer than FDA-approved postmenopausal hormones, but their production is not regulated and their claims of effectiveness…
— Read on www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/bioidentical-hormones-help-or-hype
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
— Read on forexultimateguide.com/archives/6399
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!!!
Research Suggests Schizophrenia is an Extreme Version of a Common Personality Type – Neuroscience News
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/neurosciencenews.com/schizophrenia-personality-type-9881/amp/
Researchers believe their new lithium sensor could make the day-to-day life of those living with bipolar disorder far easier.
— Read on www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/bipolar-disorder-lithium-sensor
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.
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.
— Read on www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/relieving-treatment-resistant-depression-treating-metabolic-deficiencies
Deficiencies in precursors of neurotransmitters may be responsible for unremitting depression!
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!
— Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-rsquo-s-dumped-dna-may-lead-to-stress-depression/
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.
— Read on www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/using-artificial-intelligence-improve-mental-health
Using Artificial Intelligence or AI to help with depression and even see if a patient with bipolar d/o will respond to Lithium!