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5 Attitudes Associated with Longevity

5 Attitudes Associated with Longevity

Nov 24, 2017 in Longevity
Gratitude, as the philosopher Cicero reminds us, "is not only the greatest virtue of all, but the parent of all others."  Did you know, however, that the regular practice of gratitude has also been found to correlate with health, happiness, and longevity?  I often recommend to my patients [...]

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10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

Nov 5, 2017 in Alzheimers and Dementia
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  As such, I thought it would be appropriate to review 10 common signs and symptoms of this dreaded condition. 
1. Memory Loss that Disrupts Daily Living
One of the most common and well-known signs of Alzheimer’s Dis [...]

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HANGER Games:  The Neurobiology of Food Addiction

HANGER Games: The Neurobiology of Food Addiction

Oct 17, 2017 in Food Addiction
Food Addiction as a Major Cause of Obesity
Obesity ranks among the top three causes of preventable illness and death in the United States. And, as elsewhere, its prevalence has risen dramatically since the 1980s. One-third of American adults currently meet criteria for obesity.  This ala [...]

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Pyroluria - A Hidden Cause of Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, and Other Afflictions

Pyroluria - A Hidden Cause of Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, and Other Afflictions

Sep 4, 2017 in Addictions
Relapse rates for alcoholism and other addictions are staggering.  Likewise, rates of recurrence for common psychiatric disorders - including anxiety, ADHD, and depression - remain high despite aggressive treatments with modern prescription medications.  These dire statistics stem from a g [...]

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The Poor Sleep Alzheimer's Connection:  Beta Amyloid and Phosphorylated Tau

The Poor Sleep Alzheimer's Connection: Beta Amyloid and Phosphorylated Tau

Aug 20, 2017 in Insomnia
Poor sleep has been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  New research has shed light on why. 
Investigators from Stanford University, Washington University School of Medicine, and the Netherlands’ Radboud University Medical School [...]

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Cogniben: A New, Natural, and Effective Nutraceutical  for Cognitive Impairment

Cogniben: A New, Natural, and Effective Nutraceutical for Cognitive Impairment

Aug 7, 2017 in ADHD
New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and reviewed in a recent online Medscape article suggests that long-term use of stimulant medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does more harm than good. 
This research came from The M [...]

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The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

The Many Health Benefits of Resveratrol

Jul 28, 2017 in Aging
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring plant polyphenol found in grapes.  It is the principle biologically active component found in red wine.  Research studies in humans have shown that resveratrol possesses powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can protect your heart, [...]

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Cogniben Launched as the First Multi-target Modulator for Cognitive Support

Cogniben Launched as the First Multi-target Modulator for Cognitive Support

Jul 19, 2017 in ADHD
In collaboration with TriNutraTM , LLC, we at Integrative Psychiatry, Inc. are excited to announce the launch of CognibenTM,  a novel multi-modal supplement designed to provide:

Enhanced cognitive function
Heightened focus, concentration, and energy
Improved mental [...]

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New Research Links Hot Flashes to Depression

New Research Links Hot Flashes to Depression

Jul 14, 2017 in Depression
New research confirms what we here at Integrative Psychiatry have observed clinically for decades:  hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms are associated with depression.  This comes as no surprise to us and is wholly consistent with our core treatment philosophy of psycho-neuro-immunolo [...]

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Microbes For Mental Health Remix

Microbes For Mental Health Remix

Jul 8, 2017 in Mental Health
When I first published in 2014 my Slideshare presentation "Microbes for Mental Health,"  the notion that our gut microbiome (the micro-organisms that inhabit our intestinal tracts) dramatically influences many aspects of health and disease was novel, particularly among mainstream psychiatrists. [...]

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