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Can music therapy really beat Prozac?

Meet the revolutionary musician who is proving that AlphamusicTherapy can have the same effect as antidepressants, stop insomnia and cure anxiety, too
Source: Telegraph Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression Prozac alternative therapy alphamusic John Levine Music therapy Source Type: news

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Authors: Pirec V Abstract This case report describes a primipara without documented psychiatric history prior to complicated delivery. Onset of severe insomnia and anxiety was right after childbirth but not treated. Obsessive thinking pattern became more prominent. The patient became depressed and sought psychiatric help four months after delivery. Insomnia was then treated pharmacologically. Anxiety and depression persisted, suicidal ideation emerged, and the patient became confused, indecisive, overwhelmed, and delusional regarding her child's health. Medications for depression and anxiety were started six months...
Source: Case Reports in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Case Rep Psychiatry Source Type: research
un Xiaobo Sun Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen, as traditional Chinese medicine, has a long history of high clinical value, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, inhibition of platelet aggregation, regulation of blood glucose and blood pressure, inhibition of neuronal apoptosis, and neuronal protection, and its main ingredients are Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS). Currently, Panax notoginseng (Burk) F. H. Chen may improve mental function, have anti-insomnia and anti-depression effects, alleviate anxiety, and decrease neural network excitation. However, the underlying effects and the mechanisms of Panax notog...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Forgive me if I am posting in an inappropriate forum for this topic; I presume my question would be most relevant here. I receive psychiatric care myself and I've observed others receive the same treament. Not once have I ever heard of a mental health care professional prescribing a device such as Fisher Wallace Cranial Simulator/similar devices nor discussed this with his/her patients. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain such as arthritis by promoting the... Why isn't Fisher Wallace Cranial Simulator and similar devices prescribed/discussed more?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
There is a fast-growing part of the cannabis industry that doesn't involve pot. A compound known as cannabidiol, or CBD, is used for a variety of conditions like anxiety, insomnia, depression and seizures. But unlike THC in marijuana, CBD won't make you high. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
I’m a little dumb-founded whenever I run across a prescribing trend that goes against all of the available empirical evidence for common sense use of a medication. Nowhere is this more evident than with the prescription of atypical antipsychotic medications. It wouldn’t be too far a stretch to suggest that such prescriptions have become like Prozac prescriptions in the 1990s, the latest medication fad. But atypical antipsychotics, like Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate), are far more complex with far more problematic side effects than drugs like Prozac, and should only be prescribed for on-label use. The Washingto...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antipsychotic General Medications Policy and Advocacy Adverse Effects Atypical Antipsychotic Bipolar Disorder Insomnia movement disorder Seroquel side effects Weight Gain Source Type: blogs
Conclusion The thermosensitive moxibustion at the yuan-source points of the liver and gallbladder meridians significantly improves the sleep quality, relieves the symptoms of anxiety and depression and enhances the therapeutic effects in the patients of insomnia differentiated as liver qi stagnation. Hence, this therapy deserves to be recommended in clinical practice.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2018 Source:Journal of Psychiatric Research Author(s): Norio Watanabe, Yutaka Matsuoka, Mie Kumachi, Kei Hamazaki, Masaru Horikoshi, Toshi A. Furukawa The efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids for maintaining a better mental state has not been examined among working populations. We aimed to explore the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids for hospital nurses. In a multi-center randomized trial, 80 junior nurses were randomly allocated to either omega-3 fatty acids (1200 mg/day of eicosapentaenoic acid and 600 mg/day of docosahexaenoic acid) or identical placebo pills for 13 weeks. ...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article is a must-read for everyone—clinicians, researchers, big pharma, and small biotechs alike. Next, in a review article titled, “Modafinil for the Improvement of Patient Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury,” Borghol et al review the evidence on the efficacy of modafinil use in patients with fatigue or excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) following traumatic brain injury (TBI). The authors conclude that while modafinil appears to have the potential to improve wakefulness in patients with TBI, randomized, controlled research is needed before a determination on modafinil’s use in this pat...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Editor's Message: Issue Highlights Source Type: research
Conclusion. Modafinil is a central nervous system stimulant with well-established effectiveness in the treatment of narcolepsy and shift-work sleep disorder. There is conflicting evidence about the benefits of modafinil in the treatment of fatigue and EDS secondary to TBI. One randomized, controlled study states that modafinil does not significantly improve patient wakefulness, while another concludes that modafinil corrects EDS but not fatigue. An observational study provides evidence that modafinil increases alertness in fatigued patients with past medical history of brainstem diencephalic stroke or multiple scleros...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review excessive daytime sleep fatigue head injury modafinil stroke TBI traumatic brain injury Source Type: research
This article reviews this relationship and provides recommendations for management. Keywords: Insomnia, sleep disorder, psychiatric disorder, depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Insomnia affects 25 million people in the United States annually and leads to an estimated $100 billion health care burden. Insomnia has also been shown to be a causal factor in other medical and psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairments, accidents, absenteeism, and reduced quality of life.1 The cost of not treating insomnia is more than the cost of treating insomnia.2 Insomnia as a symptom is seen in up to one third of the Un...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Review anxiety disorder depression insomnia psychiatric disorder psychosis schizophrenia sleep disorder Source Type: research
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