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10 vit D info; loading dose; hunter gatherer

VITAMIN D DOSING:   The optimal blood level of vitamin D level [vitamin D 25-OH] is probably ~70 ng/ml- -according to my conservative internist as well as my decade long study of the subject. Lab slips say normal is 30-80 or 30-100 ng/ml and that  >100 ng/ml is toxic, alarming everyone.  Levels up  to 200 ng/ml

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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?
bipolar

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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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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Medications for Depression and Bipolar
bipolar

Information on Fish oil

Omegavia—has only EPA in it –780mg/pill; 2-3 pills may be enough for depression—even 1 or 2. DHA has no antidepressant effect. Ordinary fish oil pills have both EPA than DHA. There is also another brand with only EPA.  SOME TIME, PICK A WEEK, AND FOR THAT ONE WEEK INCREASE THE FISH OIL DRAMATICALLY TO 6

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TREATING BIPOLAR
bipolar

TREATING BIPOLAR DEPRESSION: updated 5/26/2016

Depression that occurs in someone who is bipolar is more complicated to treat than unipolar depression.    Optimal treatment often requires several medications—even 5 or 6 or more.  Rarely will one medication suffice.   Antidepressants should be avoided if at all possible:  they may initially help, but then the person is having more depressions than ever for

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depression

Study of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with pharmacoresistant

A multisite, naturalistic, observational study of transcranial magnetic stimulation for patients with pharmacoresistant major depressive disorder: durability of benefit over a 1-year follow-up period. Abstract OBJECTIVE: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective and safe acute treatment for patients not benefiting from antidepressant pharmacotherapy. Few studies have examined its longer term durability. This study assessed

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