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Anxiety and Diet

4 years ago I was 103 kilograms. I was sitting at my computer, at my previous clinic in Adamstown, writing consultation notes for patients. I remember needing to take my shirt off because I was sweating uncontrollably, and could not focus on what I was doing. I was educating patients on nutrition while at the...
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Herbal and Nutritional Interventions for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

I experience anxiety. Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable, overwhelming, like I cannot breathe. My past was one of discomfort, overwhelm and breathlessness, regardless of the stressor or demand of the situation. It is the relentless feeling of discomfort, overwhelm and breathlessness that I believe describes generalised anxiety disorder. My experience of GAD included fretful, repetitive chatter,...
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New Treatments for Depression

Depression continues as a prevalent mental illness with the burden of disease second to heart disease only. Lifetime prevalence rates for depression in Australia stands at approximately 25 percent for females and 12 percent for males. Antidepressant medication treatment assists with approximately 30 percent of acute episodes of depression and one third of patients treated...
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General Depression and Postpartum Depression

Low B vitamin status has long been linked to depressive behaviour, especially individuals with lethargic, apathetic symptomotology (showing no interest, feeling or concern). S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe) has been repeatedly shown 'as effective' as many currently prescribed antidepressants. However, the mechanism by which SAMe elicits its response is unclear at this time. Moreover, bio-available forms of...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Testing

Vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid play important roles in the development, maintenance and function of the brain, and unsurprisingly, there has been intense research on elucidating the role of B vitamin deficiency in psychiatric and neurologic diseases. Vitamin B9 (folic acid or folate), B6 (pyridoxine and related vitamers) and B12 (cobalamin) play vital roles...
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