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Thursday, January 08, 2009

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Vitamin B3 deficiency can cause anxiety, fatigue, depression

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she tells how a deficiency of vitamin B3, niacinamide, can cause anxiety depression and fatigue.

She also notes that vitamin B3 can eliminate a kind of alcohol psychosis that causes paranoia and feeling quarrelsome.

Note: the doses of vitamin B3 used for this are several thousand milligrams, which is a much higher dose than is found in multiple vitamins.

Dr. Larson also points out that anti-anxiety medicines such as Valium, Xanax, Ativan, and Librium attach to the same anti-anxiety receptors in the brain as vitamin B3.

She also notes that when the patent for Valium ran out, the drug company, Hoffman LaRoche, admitted that they got the formula for Valium by trying to copy the chemical structure of vitamin B3.

Imagine that. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 08, 2009 11:42 am | [0] comments

NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Vitamin B1 deficiency can cause problems with memory and concentration

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she tells how nutrient deficiencies can cause symptoms that feel like a psychiatric disorder.

She tells how vitamin B1 ( thiamine ) can cause problems with memory and concentration, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, a sensitivity to noise, and belligerence.

She notes that they inject vitamin B1, and that a deficiency of vitamin B1 is very common in alcoholics, and often requires massive doses. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 08, 2009 10:25 am | [0] comments

HYPOGLYCEMIA

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: She treats hypoglycemia with glutamine, niacin, chromium, low-carb diet

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she tells how Nutrient deficiencies can cause symptoms that feel like a psychiatric disorder.

She tells how vitamin B1 ( thiamine ) can cause problems with memory and concentration. numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, a sensitivity to noise, and belligerence.

She notes that they inject vitamin B1, and that a deficiency of vitamin B1 is very common in alcoholics, and often requires massive doses. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 08, 2009 9:32 am | [0] comments

HYPOGLYCEMIA

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: She treats hypoglycemia with glutamine, niacin, chromium, low-carb diet

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she tells how she treats hypoglycemia with glutamine, niacin (vitamin B-3), chromium, and a low-carb diet, which she says is essential.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 08, 2009 8:54 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Hypoglycemia can cause anxiety and depression

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that hypoglycemia, that is low blood sugar were severe fluctuations in blood sugar, can predispose a person to depression and what only appears to be deep rooted emotional and psychological disorders.

She also notes that nearly all alcoholics have hypoglycemia.

An important lesson from this and the many other common causes of anxiety and depression that she talks about is, if hypoglycemia is causing depression, drugs like Prozac cannot possibly solve the problem.

The only way to solve its is to control blood sugar by restricting easily absorbed carbohydrates.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 07, 2009 12:20 pm | [0] comments

SUICIDAL DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Suicidal depression involves a different brain chemistry than depression

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that biochemical problems that cause suicidal depression are completely different than that of someone who is simply depressed.

She also notes that having someone who is suicidal sign a contract, promising not to kill themselves, is a complete waste of time.

Don't despair. There is hope. Properly identifying and correcting the underlying biochemical glitch will solve the problem. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 07, 2009 10:32 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Common biochemical causes of anxiety and depression

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she lists common causes of anxiety and depression.

She also notes that...

"Some of the things that we treat, because we've done is so long, people don't treat any more.

"They've moved on to more glorious things, things that they just found out about.

"But it's important to treat the real underlying causes.

"Once you've seen it in the lab work over and over, you become a believer that you're going to see it again in most people." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 3:37 pm | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Anxiety and depression are not personality traits

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that anxiety and depression are not "personality traits", nor can a nutritional deficiency be corrected with "talk therapy".
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 2:42 pm | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Anxiety and depression are fixable with vitamins, minerals and amino acids

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression are fixable.

She notes that these conditions "evaporate" when treated properly.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 12:04 pm | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Anxiety and depression have a common biochemical cause

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that anxiety and depression have a common biochemical cause. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 11:22 am | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Orthomolecular medicine uses substance naturally present in the body

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that the definition of orthomolecular medicine, or orthomolecular psychiatry, is the treatment of mental disease by providing the body with optimum levels of substances which are normally present in the body. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 10:14 am | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Why not use chemicals naturally present in the body for healing

Depression is more common in people who are obese.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she quotes Dr. Jonathan Wright who noted that our bodies are made of natural chemicals, and nothing else. So why not use them to heal the body?
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 06, 2009 9:23 am | [0] comments

Monday, January 05, 2009

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Psychiatry prescribes drugs without doing lab tests to determine cause

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD, author of "7 Weeks to Sobriety", "Depression Free", and "7 Weeks to Emotional Healing", has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that psychiatry does not use any lab tests to establish what is causing a psychiatric illness such as anxiety and depression.

She notes that for every psychiatric illness, such as anxiety and depression, there is an underlying biochemical basis which is causing the problem. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 05, 2009 12:26 pm | [0] comments

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION

Joan Mathews Larson, PhD: Psychiatry prescribes drugs without doing lab tests to determine cause

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

For 30 years, Joan Mathews Larson, PhD, author of "7 Weeks to Sobriety", "Depression Free", and "7 Weeks to Emotional Healing", has been treating addiction, anxiety and depression with natural supplements in order to correct the underlying biochemical problems which cause these conditions.

In this video clip, she notes that psychiatry has invented hundreds of psychiatric illnesses in order to sell drugs. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 05, 2009 9:09 am | [0] comments

Thursday, January 01, 2009

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Psychiatrist Dr Daniel Amen prefers natural treatments for anxiety, depression and other problems

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that psychiatric drugs did not work for his niece, whereas natural treatments did, without side effects, and had long-term benefits.

"I began to wonder why I didn't start with natural supplements, and then use medicines if the supplements didn't work," Dr. Amen says in this video clip from his show on PBS called Magnificent Mind at Any Age.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:58 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen does brain scans to diagnose psychiatric problems, anxiety and depression

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

"One of the unique things at our clinic is that we use a sophisticated brain imaging technique called SPECT to help us analyze and treat our patients.

"Plus we use natural treatments whenever possible." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:40 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Doctors often dismiss natural treatments for psychiatric problems because of a lack of training

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

""Did you know there are many natural treatments that can help your brain?

"Unfortunately, most doctors get little training in natural treatments, and are quick to dismiss them."

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:30 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Improving brain function, often with natural treatments, improves energy, focus, anxiety, addictions

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

"It is through the lens of our [ brains scans ] that we discovered that when we improve the way your brain functions, not only do we help you overcome problems such as brain trauma, [ Attention Deficit Disorder ], anxiety, addictions, and anger, we also help you be more thoughtful, loving, creative, energetic and focused."
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:20 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Psychiatric problems are, largely, brain problems

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

"One of the most important lessons we've learned from looking at tens of thousands of [ brain ] scans is that what most people think of as mental illnesses... are really, in large part, brain problems."

Comment: In other words, psychiatric problems such as anxiety and depression are caused by physical problems, biochemical problems, brain problems.

They are not due to a lack of willpower.

And thus, often, they cannot simply be "talked" away.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:10 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Depression is a symptom, not a single illness; it does not tell you the cause or the treatment

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

"Another important lesson that I learned from our brain imaging work is that most psychiatric illnesses are not single or simple disorders.

"They all have multiple types.

"Giving someone the diagnosis of depression is exactly like giving them the diagnosis of chest pain.

"Why don't doctors give people the diagnosis of chest pain?

"Because chest pain is a symptom with many different causes."

"What can cause chest pain? Heart attacks, ulcers, gas, muscle pain, and grief.

"Doctors don't typically give people the diagnosis of chest pain because it doesn't tell them what causes it or what to do for it.

"The same thing is true for depression.

"It is a symptom with many different causes.

"And one treatment does not fit everyone."
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 7:00 pm | [0] comments

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

There are seven patterns of depression; treating all depression the same, invites disaster

Depression is more common in people who are overweight.

On the PBS television show Magnificent Mind at Any Age, psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D. notes that...

"With our brain imaging work we have seen that depression has at least seven different patterns...

"Depression is not one thing...

"And giving everyone the same treatment for it, invites disaster.

"Yet that is exactly what is happening across our country every day.

"Many patients tell their doctors they are depressed, and leave the office after a five-minute appointment with samples of the latest drug without any sense of the type of depression they are treating.

"Knowing the type of depression... you have, is critical to getting the right help.

"In our clinics, we use SPECT [ brain ] imaging to help us understand and treat the brains of our patients.

"But a long time ago, I realized that not everyone can get a [ brain ] scan.

"So based on thousands of scans, we developed a questionnaire to help people predict what their scan might look like if they can get one.

"Then based on their answers, we suggest ways of helping the brain with certain natural supplements, medications, and exercises."
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 01, 2009 6:50 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

DEPRESSION

Mood disorders 56% more common among obese, 100% more common in very obese

Mood disorders are 56 percent more common among people who are obese, and 100 percent more common among people who are extremely obese (BMI 40 or more) according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 9:36 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SELF REPORTED WEIGHT

Women underreport their weight by about 3 pounds

Depressed women underreport their weight by an average of 3.2 pounds, whereas non-depressed women underreport their weight by an average of 2.6 pounds according to a study from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Both depressed and non-depressed women were accurate in reporting their height, underreporting their height by a fraction of an inch. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 30, 2008 12:12 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Postpartum depression increases the risk of 11 lbs weight gain 2.5-fold

Postpartum depression increases the risk of retaining at least 11 pounds of the weight gained during pregnancy one year after giving birth 2.5-fold according to a study from researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Another study reported that women who reported "depressive symptoms lost less than half as much weight as women without depression".

Postpartum depression is estimated to affect between 10 and 15 percent of women. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 2:18 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

The perception of being overweight increases likelihood of psychological distress 40-50%

People who perceive themselves as being overweight are 40 percent more likely to experience medium psychological distress, and 50 percent more likely to experience high psychological distress according to a study from researchers at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 27, 2008 8:29 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

DEPRESSION

Major depression is 27% more common in people who are obese

Major depression is 27 percent more common among people who are obese than those who are not obese according to a study by researchers at the Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences at Otago University in Wellington South, New Zealand. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 26, 2008 2:45 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

PANIC ATTACKS

Men with panic attacks are 50% more likely to be overweight

People with certain psychological disorders are more likely to be overweight according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism division of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 14, 2007 1:17 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Obesity is associated with 25% increase in depression and anxiety, 25% decrease in substance abuse

"Obesity is associated with an approximately 25% increase in odds of mood and anxiety disorders and an approximately 25% decrease in odds of substance abuse," concluded a new study from Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 05, 2006 4:10 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

DEPRESSION AND SHAME

Obesity among teenagers related to depression and shame

Obesity among 15- to 17-year-olds is significantly related to depression and experiences of shame according to a new study from Vasteras, Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 06, 2005 2:21 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

DEPRESSION

Depression is associated with belly fat in postmenopausal women

Depression is associated with belly fat in postmenopausal women according to a new study from South Korea. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 30, 2005 10:03 am | [1] comments

Sunday, February 20, 2005

MENTAL ILLNESS

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression, 2.6 times more likely to be obese

People with severe mental illness are 1.7 times more likely to be overweight, and 2.6 times more likely to be obese than the general population according to a study from Kentucky. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Feb 20, 2005 8:23 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 17: Emotional Problems

Obesity may be associated with increased emotional problems according to some recent studies. One study found 62 percent of patients showed signs of depression and 37 percent were clinically depressed. (p. 21) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 14, 2004 4:54 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Depression increases the risk of obesity: Combination of Effexor and Wellbutrin may help

Depression and obesity may be related according to a new paper by researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the case of atypical depression, a combination of Effexor (venlafaxine) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) may be effective for improving mood and help to reduce appetite and weight gain associated with type of depression according to two professors of psychiatry from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 14, 2004 7:59 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 02, 2004

Belly fat increases anxiety and depression in men

"[M]en with abdominal obesity have symptoms of depression and anxiety," concludes a recent study from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 02, 2004 10:02 am | [0] comments

Morbidly obese more likely to have a history of depression and anxiety

People who are morbid obesity, defined as weight at least 100 percent or 100 pounds over ideal body weight, were more likely than the comparison group to have a lifetime history of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bulimia, and tobacco dependence according to a 1992 study.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 02, 2004 9:43 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 14, 2004

People with night eating syndrome suffer more depression

A history of major depression is much more common among obese people with night eating syndrome than obese people without this syndrome according to a 1955 study (Stunkard et al, 1955, unpublished data as referenced in Stunkard et al, 2003). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 14, 2004 10:24 am | [0] comments

Depression more prevelant among obese adolescents

Depression is much more prevelant among obese adolescents than those who are lean according to a review paper by Stunkard et al (2003) from the University of Pennsylvania. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 14, 2004 9:43 am | [0] comments

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Obesity associated with more depression in women, less depression in men

Major depression is associated with obesity in women, but the opposite in men. Obesity in women is associated with a 37 percent increase in major depression whereas in men, obesity was associated with a 37 percent decrease in major depression according to researchers at Columbia University. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 13, 2004 3:53 pm | [2] comments

Depression as an adolescent increases weight as an adult

Major depression among 6 to 19 year olds predicted a greater body mass index (BMI) in adult life than that of persons who had not been depressed. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 13, 2004 3:47 pm | [0] comments

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