Depression

Developing True Free Will

After 25 years practicing psychiatry, almost as many testifying in criminal trials and about a year now working as a spiritual counselor and life coach, I feel I have a lot of data about how free will really works. Here’s the headline: True free willisn’t nearly as common as most people think.  If you want to […]

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Posted: December 10, 2019 in: Depression, Personal Empowerment

MY FIRST DAY PROVIDING FREE CARE FOR VETERANS THROUGH #HELP22

Friday, November 22 was the first day I devoted to #HELP22, the initiative I started with Commander Kirk Lippold USN (Ret) and public relations professional Christian Josi. #HELP22 is our response to this startling and tragic fact:  As many as twenty-two veterans take their own lives every day. I pledged to spend the 22ndof each month […]

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Posted: November 26, 2019 in: Depression, Faith

EXPLAINING EMOTIONAL PAIN IS NOT COMPLAINING

Do you think it means you’re weak if you share your pain?  You’re not alone.  Some of my counseling and coaching clients are stoic types who are very hesitant to connect the painful, early chapters of their life stories with the difficulties they are encountering in the present.  They don’t want anyone to think they’re […]

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Posted: November 22, 2019 in: Depression, Personal Empowerment

A NEW BOOK ON HOW TO—LITERALLY—STAND UP TO DEPRESSION (Achieve Good Posture and Trigger Better Mood)

So much has been written about the mind-body connection—and rightfully so.  It now seems obvious that our psychological state affects the function not only of the central nervous system, but the heart and every organ in the body.  Diseases from cancer to multiple sclerosis to hypertension, and everything in between, demonstrate undeniable links to depression, […]

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Posted: October 28, 2019 in: Depression, Health

DR. KEITH ABLOW AND COMMANDER KIRK LIPPOLD USN (Ret.) LAUNCH EFFORT TO CURB VETERAN SUICIDES

Boston, MA For Immediate Release According to a recent Veteran’s Department study, more than 20 veterans and active duty personnel commit suicide each day.  A prior VA study put that number closer to 22. The toll of military service could not be starker than the way it manifests in those men and women who come […]

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Posted: October 15, 2019 in: Depression, Faith, Health, Natural Remedies, Personal Empowerment

FISETIN: A POTENTIAL NATURAL TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION

Over half of those who suffer with depression do not respond adequately to medications [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK261988/].  In addition, many others suffer side effects from antidepressants, including weight gain, sleep problems or sexual dysfunction.  For this reason, vitamins and other supplements that have antidepressant activity are becoming more and more important.  One such supplement is fisetin. Fiseten […]

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Posted: October 10, 2019 in: Depression, Health, Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies Are Key to Treating Depression, Anxiety and More

After 25 years practicing psychiatry, I am now fully embracing the power of vitamin, amino acid and herbal remedies to alleviate severely low mood, anxiety, sleeplessness and difficulty concentrating.  The data on the impact of these holistic treatments cannot be denied. Consider just this:  Scientific trials have shown that the antidepressant effects of Curcumin, a […]

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Posted: March 21, 2019 in: Depression, Health, Natural Remedies