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Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

  What’s the scoop on antidepressant withdrawal?  A hotly contentious scoop, that’s what. Those of you who’ve read my fictionalized memoir Manic Kingdom know that I have a vested interest in this topic for personal reasons. If you read Manic Kingdom, you’ll know that the main character Becka ( based off of me in medical […]

Omega Three Fatty Acids and Depression

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Part I:  Omega Three Fatty Acids and Depression. Can supplementing help at all?  First, we need to take a look at the many theories of depression. The Theories of Depression:  Major Depression is a chronic, disabling illness that affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization predicts it will […]

Dr. Walsh, Nutritional Medicine Guru and Founder of the Walsh Research Institute: What is the Significance of Nutritional Therapies and Mental Disorders?

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        Can the right supplement combination improve mood? Today I’m posting an interview I conducted with Dr. William Walsh, nutritional medicine guru, author of Nutrient Power and founder and president of the Walsh Research Institute.  Dr. Walsh conducts physician training programs in advanced biochemical/nutrient therapies. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and […]

Vitamin D: An Interview with Dr. John Cannell, Founder of the Vitamin D Council

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 By: Erin Stair Since April is Autism Awareness Month, and since the Center for Disease Control just came out with the glaring statistic showing 1 in 50 kids are being diagnosed with autism, here’s an interview I  did with Vitamin D expert Dr. John Cannell.  I am also posting this interview, because it’s all about Vitamin D, […]

Probiotics, Prebiotics and How an Undesirable Gut Microbiota Increases Depression

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Written By Erin Stair, MD, MPH ( Dr. Eeks)     You are never alone.  It may not be comfortable to think about, but tons of tiny organisms live inside us and affect our health. The microbiome refers to all of the microorganisms that live in our body. The term microbiota refers to specific populations of […]

Teen Depression & Anxiety: Why Is the Teen Brain So Vulnerable? By Trevor McDonald

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Whenever we hear of extreme bullying that involved children or teens, we are outraged and rightfully so. As teen suicide rates are reaching alarming highs, this sensitive issue hits a collective nerve. But does bullying actually cause depression? What Causes Teen Depression and Anxiety? In truth, there is still a lot we don’t know about […]

How Oscar Wilde Cured My Depression

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH When I became depressed, I was also anxious, stressed, sleep-deprived, eating terribly and poorly focused. I was everything BAD and the embodiment of the Chicken/Egg dilemma, as I had no way of knowing if poor sleep and a terrible diet were leading to my depressed and anxious state, or vice […]

The 9 Researched-Based Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease are All Things We Can Work On.

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Even though there are things I would love to forget,  I definitely want to do what I can to prevent Alzheimer’s disease when I’m older. I’m hoping, by that time, I’ll have more experiences that I want to remember.  😉 A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and […]

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