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Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

Antidepressant Withdrawal and the Myth of 2 Weeks

  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 […]

Tryptophan for Depression? What about 5-HTP?

Tryptophan, Depression and Sleep

Tryptophan is most known for causing “Turkey coma” on Thanksgiving Day, but you’ve probably seen it sold in drug stores as a potential cure for depression. Can Tryptophan cure or help with depression? Let’s take a look at the evidence…, but basics first. What is Tryptophan? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means that […]

Omega Three Fatty Acids and Depression

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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 become […]

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

 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, […]

How Oscar Wilde Cured My Depression

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 […]

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