It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Rapid progress in artificial intelligence (AI) will soon lead to clinical tools that will improve outcomes in medicine and mental health care.
Are you curious about new approaches for evaluating cognitive impairment or dementia? QEEG brain mapping and virtual reality testing environments are important innovations.
Are you having side effects to an antidepressant? Knowing about side effect risks and how to manage them if they occur can help.
Are you curious about emerging models of health care? Collaborative care will provide more adequate and more cost-effective care for complex mental health problems.
Are you disappointed with the current model of mental health care? Collaborative care models will improve the standards of both medical and mental health care.
Are you curious about probiotics for mental health? Emerging research findings show benefits for depressed mood, anxiety, autism and Alzheimer's disease.
Are you looking for information on DHEA or testosterone for memory loss or dementia? Some findings are positive but more studies are needed.
Are you looking for reliable information on amino acids supplementation for depressed mood? Emerging findings support efficacy, though more studies are needed.
Are you curious about the effects of food on depressed mood? Recent research suggests that certain nutrients have significant antidepressant effects.
Are you or a loved one struggling with dementia following stroke? Emerging research findings for a Chinese compound herbal formula are promising.
L-theanine is widely used to treat stress and anxiety. Recent studies report beneficial effects on depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental health problems.
Are you struggling with depression during pregnancy or following childbirth? There is little agreement on the best treatment and many available treatment options.
If you are struggling with depressed mood during pregnancy or following childbirth, there are many conventional and alternative treatments to choose from.
Findings on the benefits and risks of antidepressant use during pregnancy for the mother and fetus—and, subsequently, for the developing child—are largely inconclusive.
Some findings support that acetyl-l-carnitine has beneficial effects as a supplement for Alzheimer's disease, but more studies are needed.
Do you have a loved one struggling with dementia? Research findings suggest that regular Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch help reduce agitation in individuals with dementia.
Interested in how complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used in mental health care? CAM is used globally for maintaining wellness and treating mental health problems.
Curious about the differences between conventional Western medicine and complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches? Integrative mental health care offers a middle ground.
This herbal enhances performance, improves stamina, and may improve memory and speed up recovery following traumatic brain injury.
Are you having memory problems but not sure how serious they are? Virtual Reality (VR) tools help clinicians evaluate memory loss and predict the risk of developing dementia.
Are you curious about the benefits of exercise for reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease? Research findings show that regular exercise significantly reduces risk.
Research findings support that these approaches are effective.
Do you struggle with insomnia? Research findings suggest that some needle acupuncture approaches, as well as ear acupuncture using magnetic seeds, may be beneficial.
Do you struggle with chronic insomnia caused by jet lag or shift work? Melatonin is a safe and effective treatment.
Do you struggle with chronic insomnia? Widely used conventional treatments are limited by safety problems and questionable effectiveness.
Are you struggling with chronic insomnia? This condition has many causes including medical disorders, mental health problems and substance abuse.
Are you curious about the benefits of meditation and yoga in PTSD? Studies report consistent positive results.
Are you looking for a non-stimulant alternative to treat ADHD? Findings of a recent study suggests that saffron and methylphenidate (Ritalin) may have equivalent efficacy.
Are you or a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease? Emerging findings suggest that a supplement called lipoic acid may slow the rate of cognitive decline.
Are you or a loved one struggling with Alzheimer's disease? Emerging findings suggest that an herbal extract, Huperzine A, may be a promising alternative to medication.
James Lake, M.D., visiting assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, works to transform mental health care through the evidence-based uses of alternative therapies.