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July 1, 2016

winter depression
bipolar

WINTER DEPRESSION

There was a little article 12/1/2015 in NYT science section where a study showed that treating Depression with a light-box worked even in people who were not seasonal. The two main ways to treat winter depression are: #1: get a light box and sit 1 foot away from it every AM as soon as you

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Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?
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Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium?

THE idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry that occurred when putting fluoride in the water was first proposed, one can only imagine the furor that would ensue if such a thing were ever suggested. The debate, however, is

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non medication treatment for depression
bipolar

INOSITOL

INOSITOL is a sugar that is used as a messenger within the brain cells. [It is constituent of the intracellular phosphatidyl (PI)) secondary messenger system.] This sugar is found in some fruit that we eat. The body also makes inositol itself. When you take in large amounts of it, some of it goes into brain

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Could a vitamin make antidepressants work better
bipolar

Could a vitamin make antidepressants work better?

• THE WALL STREET JOURNAL • HEALTH JOURNAL • JANUARY 3, 2012 Giving Antidepressants a Boost With a Vitamin Deplin, a Prescription Form of Folate, Is Increasingly Used for Patients With Resistant Cases of Depression • By MELINDA BECK  That’s the tantalizing premise behind Deplin, a prescription form of the B-vitamin folate. Although it has

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calciferol
bipolar

Calciferol (“Vitamin D”) INFORMATION SHEET FOR DOCTORS

Calciferol (“Vitamin D”) INFORMATION SHEET FOR DOCTORS Robert D. McMullen, MD 212 362 9635    Take Vitamin D 50K I.U. 4 pills every Rosh Chodesh; If you cannot remember if you took it, take it again. Toxicity is only if you take ≥ 30 pills per month for a few months. 50,000 I.U. pills are

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