Tag: mental illness

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Deliberate self-injury may be driven by systemic inflammation

This study below is not really discussing metabolic topics, but I though it would be interesting to…

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Vitamin D likely effective as an antidepressant

That is the simple conclusion of the largest meta-study to date. Namely, vitamin D in doses above…

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Childhood stress causes mental illness in adults by blunting androgens

Yet another great study solidifying the evidence on just how detrimental early childhood stress is. It has…

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A third of Americans show signs of clinical anxiety, depression

The news about deteriorating health of the population just keep piling on. The latest one below shows…

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Advertising Makes People Unhappy

Engineering demand is one of the main goals of marketing, and as such it is an indispensable…

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Serotonin causes anhedonia…and mental illness in general

As many of my readers know, anhedonia is one of the most pernicious symptoms of most mental…

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Serotonin causes the startle response, and likely PTSD as well

As my readers know, I have posted quite a few threads in the past on the topic…

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Chronic stress (adversity) lowers dopamine and causes mental illness

The evidence for the role of chronic stress in virtually every health condition doctors have a name…

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PUFA and serotonin promote each other, and likely cause mental illness

I neat new study that draws a direct parallel between PUFA-driven inflammation, serotonin and depression. As the…

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Estrogen is a stress hormone, it can both trigger and potentiate the effects of stress

I was quite surprised to see this article in WebMD – a website that is bastion of…