Category Archives: Mental Health

The Power of Gratitude

As we approach Thanksgiving, we share one of our favorite talks on gratitude by leading expert Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Davis: All of us here at Dr. Verigin’s office wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and festive … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Thanksgiving Chaos – & Beyond

We usually think of Thanksgiving and the ensuing holidays as a time of joy, warmth and togetherness. It can also be a time of chaos, tension and stress – an altogether challenging time of year. Recently, we received a great … Continue reading

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The Brain, Emotions & Health

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News Flash, Pharmacological Edition

That, of course, is part of the point. The Case Against Antidepressants (The Week) The Antidepressant Debate (British Journal of Psychiatry) SSRI Antidepressants Are Not Medicine ( Take a Pill, Kill Your Sex Drive? 6 Reasons Why Antidepressants Are Misnamed … Continue reading

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Stat!: How’s That New Disclosure Policy Working for You, DSM-V Task Force?

Via Wikipedia The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used in the United States and in varying … Continue reading

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Protein (Not Sugar) for Energy, & Other News of Note

Mid-Afternoon Slump? Why a Sugar Rush May Not Be the Answer (ScienceDaily) A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories. The research, published in the Nov. 17 … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude

Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted –a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on findingwhat is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenlybe filled with gratitude, … Continue reading

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