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What’s On Your Mind?

A depressed life can feel very wrong. What if life is exactly the way it’s supposed to be? The quality of life does not have to be determined by our emotions. We can learn to monitor how our thoughts shape our emotions. If we can change our depressive thoughts we will change the way we feel, perceive, and experience the world and those around us. How are you thinking today?

By JP Paxton
Weekly Help for Depression Recovery
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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