Scientists in Australia have developed a groundbreaking non-invasive ultrasound technology that removes neurotoxic amyloid plaques from the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. The plaques are characteristic of the disease, indicating memory loss and decline in cognitive function.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has come to be considered the “gold standard” in treating patients with depression through psychotherapy. Because therapists using CBT must undergo extensive training, the National Health Service in the U.K. often has a long waiting list for patients seeking mental health treatment for the condition. Now a new study shows that another type of psychotherapy, behavioral activation therapy, is equally effective.
Pain in the body is a warning system for injury or disease, but natural healers also see a spiritual dimension to pain. They believe pain alerts us to life lessons we need to learn. Once a lesson is incorporated into our psyche, the pain disappears.
The history of Paxil, an antidepressant drug manufactured by SmithGlaxoKline, is riddled with red flags. Yet, despite the dangers Paxil poses for violent behavior on the part of patients taking the drug, it continues to be widely prescribed. However, new findings may finally persuade doctors to abandon Paxil as a treatment option.