More than three million people in the United States suffer from bipolar disorder, a mental illness that is now classified as one of the ten leading causes of disability in the US and the world. While psychiatric drugs may control bipolar disorder, they do not offer any lasting cure and carry the risk of lasting side effects. The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder offers an alternative: innovative, natural, non-drug based approaches that treat the underlying imbalances and restore a healthy mind. Medical journalist Stephanie Marohn identifies the key contributing factors and triggers for mood disorder and profiles a wide range of natural medicine therapies that can truly restore health: biochemical therapy, applied psychoneurobiology, biological medicine, nutritional therapy, cranial osteopathy, allergy elimination, homeopathy, amino acid/nutritional therapy, and more. This fully revised edition offers the latest statistics, research, and interviews with physicians and other healing professionals who are leaders in the field. Each approach is illustrated with case studies and includes resources for additional information. This is an accessible approach to bipolar disorder, full of helpful information and anecdotes that will be a valuable resource for those who suffer from this disorder as well as their family and friends.
Make Depression a Thing of the Past Depression is startlingly widespread in the U.S., with some 30 million people-nearly one out of ten people-taking Prozac to alleviate symptoms. One in four women will have clinical depression in their lifetime, as will one in eight adolescents or men. Yet even with so many on antidepressants, depression remains rampant and nobody is getting truly healed. Why? The answer is that the true causes of depression are not being treated, explains medical journalist Stephanie Marohn. Drawing on the successful clinical results of 11 practitioners from different fields of natural medicine she shows convincingly how depression can be reversed for good, without drugs. By treating the underlying causes of depression, rather than suppressing the symptoms as most pharmaceutical drugs do, you can have lasting recovery. So what does cause depression? Marohn identifies 16 different causes, from chemical and heavy metal toxicity to hormonal imbalances, t o food allergies and neurotransmitter deficiencies to intestinal problems and psychospiritual issues. And what heals it? Marohn reviews a rich array of successful, nondrug-based treatment approaches including applied psychoneurobiology, chelation, allergy elimination, neural therapy, anthroposophic medicine, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, CranioSacral therapy, flower essences, visceral manipulation, shamanic healing, and more. Marohn also draws from real-life patient stories to show how healing from depression works. It's all backed by science and clinical results. You don't have to learn how to cope with depression. The uplifting message of The Natural Medicine Guide to Depression is that you can actually heal your depression through proven treatments from natural medicine.
As autism rates in children continue to rise--the latest studies suggest anywhere from 1 in 50 to 1 in 100 American children is autistic—parents are scrambling to find effective treatment methods The Natural Medicine Guide to Autism offers answers by exploring a range of effective treatment options and the possibility of a positive outcome via natural medicine therapies. The book covers the basics of autism--what it is and what causes it--and the factors that are often involved in the disorder: heavy metal toxicity, nutritional deficiencies/imbalances, food allergies, digestive problems and fungal overgrowth, viruses or viral overload, immune dysfunction, problems in the birthing process, energetic legacies from unresolved family issues in previous generations, and vaccines. It also covers a range of natural medicine treatments, including elimination diets, listening and learning skills, nutritional supplements to correct imbalances, cranial osteopathy to reverse birth trauma, and many more. A chapter is also devoted to the deeper question of what makes a child susceptible to autism. Included in this discussion is the work of William J. Walsch, PhD, whose research may well have pinpointed the genetic component of autism that has previously eluded scientific inquiry.
Medical journalist Stephanie Marohn eases the pain and trauma of addiction recovery in this guide, one in a series dealing with ailments such as anxiety and depression. In layman's terms she discusses how chemical imbalances in the brain create addiction and withdrawal symptoms, and how they can be restored. Suggestions include: amino acid supplements (to regulate sugar levels), herbs such as chamomile, valerian root (to relax the nervous system), acupuncture, aromatherapy, candle therapy, and so on. Marohn's view of addiction is clear enough to see the big picture, which encompasses everything from crippling drug addiction to minor, apparently harmless habits such as compulsive shopping. According to Marohn, addiction is a problem that effects over 100 million people every year, and needn't be seen as either freakish or a sign of "weakness." Furthermore, there is a way to recover that does not compromise a holistic lifestyle through pharmaceutical medicines, should one choose this path.
Mommy I'm Still In Here clarifies myths and misunderstandings about bipolar disorder through the lives of Kate McLaughlin’s two teenaged children and provides vital information to a public frequently misled by sensationalist media and inaccurate Hollywood portrayals. This book supports, educates, and informs the reader, offering hope and encouragement.
When faced with common health emergencies, many of us automatically turn to over-the-counter medications. But we have another option--easy-to-use, safe, inexpensive, and highly effective natural medicines. Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies provides everything you need to know to treat a range of ailments and health concerns, including burns, muscle cramps, hot flashes, shock, sore throat, toothache--100 common health problems in all. (Next time you get a headache, try rubbing peppermint essential oil on your temples before you reach for the aspirin.) Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies tells how to equip your medicine cabinet with the ten most essential natural remedies including arnica (for pain and stiffness), echinacea (for colds), tea tree oil (for skin infections), aloe vera gel (for burns), activated charcoal (for food poisoning), and more. It explains how homeopathy, herbs, diet, essential oils, flower essences, nutritional supplements, reflexology, and gem therapy can provide healing benefits for various conditions. Written by health journalist Stephanie Marohn, Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies is based on medical research and draws upon protocols used by dozens of health care practitioners. Informative and unique, it is a reference that you will want to consult whenever faced with one of life's everyday medical emergencies, injuries, or discomforts.
Release on 2009-04-07 | by Bobbi Dempsey,Jay Carter, Psy.D.
Author: Bobbi Dempsey,Jay Carter, Psy.D.
Category: Health & Fitness
Clear answers on correctly diagnosing and living with bipolar disorder. This comprehensive and reliable guide addresses how bipolar disorder is different from other disorders, the latest research into bipolar treatments, strategies for living with bipolar disorder, and much more. ·Bipolar disorder is estimated to be the sixth leading cause of disability in the world, and the number of Americans diagnosed as bipolar may be as high as 10 million ·Includes information on parenting a child with bipolar disorder
A Complete Guide to Nature's Gifts, How Essential Oils Can Increase Your Overall Health and Natural Beauty.
Author: Sherman Litt
Do you want to learn how to use Essential Oils For yourself? Do you want to be healthier, have less stress and look like your best? Essential oils can rapidly increase your health and wellness. Essential oils have fantastic anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antiviral traits making them amazing for natural health. This book will show you how you can use essential oils in your life to help you obtain better health, less stress and improved beauty. It will teach you about the best essential oil for you. It will also show you different ways that you could protect yourself from choosing an inappropriate oil that could affect you negatively (IMPORTANT). Essential oils can help cure: Stress Problems. Low energy levels. Damaged hair Dandruff Itchy or dry scalp. Infections. Poor immune system. Poor indigestion. Pain around the body Essential Oils can also cure severe illnesses such as: Mental Illness. Depression. Anxiety issues. Paranoia. Bipolar disorder. ADHD. Addictions. This book was written for a beginner. It will hold your hand and reveal to you how to use Essential oils to improve your mental health and increase your natural beauty. Essential oils can help alleviate stress, allowing you to focus better at work or in school. This book will teach you essential fundamentals for using Essential Oils. You will learn about creating blends with carrier oils. You will also learn about different recipes for particular oils that will help solve your health problems naturally. Make sure to press the "Buy" button to make this amazing book Yours! Enjoy!
It is estimated that 1-3 million children and adolescents in the United States alone suffer from depressive disorders. Frequently these disorders are comorbid with other psychiatric disorders. This volume integrates concisely yet comprehensively advances in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of depressive disorders and bipolar disorders in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Distinguished contributors combine their many years of clinical and research experience to document press in the study of this fast-evolving area. The book begins with a discussion of depression's clinical manifestations, including epidemiology, neurobiology, and chronobiology of seasonal mood disorders. A section on diagnostic assessment and treatment addresses standardizes approaches to assessment and such treatment modalities as dynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, cognitive therapy, the latest advances in pharmacological treatment and inpatient treatment. A concluding section examines bipolar disorder -- its clinical manifestations, natural history, genetics, and treatment.
Release on 2013-04-10 | by Martin B. Keller,William H. Coryell,Jean Endicott,Jack D. Maser,Pamela J. Schettler
Findings From the Collaborative Depression Study
Author: Martin B. Keller,William H. Coryell,Jean Endicott,Jack D. Maser,Pamela J. Schettler
Pubpsher: American Psychiatric Pub
Conceived in the early 1970s to study the phenomenology, diagnosis, genetics, and clinical course of depression, the NIMH Collaborative Depression Study (CDS) has influenced research and practice since its inception. Clinical Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Findings From the Collaborative Depression Study summarizes key findings from the study and the related literature to provide comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge on the course and outcome of illness in mood disorders. Nowhere else can clinicians find such detailed longitudinal data, combined with astute clinical analysis of the current research. The volume offers: Historical background on how psychodynamic psychiatry was overtaken by psychobiological perspectives, and the challenges and controversies that gave rise to the CDS, providing the context necessary to understand the profession's development to the present day. A wealth of information on nosology, natural history, phenomenology, and treatment response in depressive and bipolar disorders. Detailed descriptions of the study methods employed, providing information and insights that will assist researchers in the longitudinal design of prospective cohort studies. Comprehensive review of outcomes in mood disorder, including delineation of the long-term course of bipolar I, bipolar II, and unipolar major depressive disorders, the implications of which will continue to be instrumental in the development of psychiatric nosology and indispensable to clinicians engaged in assessment and treatment. Critical information clinicians need in order to read the clinical signs in their patients and predict the "switch" from unipolar to bipolar disorder. A fascinating review of the evolution of diagnostic thinking about the role of anxiety in mood disorders, and the contributions of the CDS to the newly published DSM-5®. Each chapter is accompanied by a time-saving summary, as well as a section on clinical implications that translates the findings into practical points and key recommendations clinicians need to know to provide optimal care. Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, residents, and fellows will turn to Clinical Guide to Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Findings From the Collaborative Depression Study to better understand the course and outcome of their patients' mood disorders and, ultimately, to improve their clinical skills.