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Self-Maintenance as a Priority

There are so many days in my life that go nothing like the way I have planned them. This often causes me to work longer or work harder to try to catch up. Sometimes this means that I don’t get enough rest or I skip the gym or I don’t do something else that is important for my well-being. This approach usually backfires – I end up more stressed and less able to accomplish what I aspire to. It seems much better to keep self-maintenance activities as a priority and be the best I can be for whatever life brings me.
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Medicating Depression – A Tricky Business at Best

I sat next to a neurologist at dinner this past week. He does research at UCLA. We discussed a lot of things but our interests intersected the most when we talked about antidepressants. He said that the placebo effect explained most of the effects of psychoactive drugs.

Last week, at a meeting of mental health professionals, the speaker, a M.D. who is an expert on stress and anxiety said in part that prescriptions for mood disorders were done on the basis of an "educated guess".   Read More »
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