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Depression Starts In Your Gut

The new biology of depression

The old story is that depression is caused by a deficiency of neurotransmitters like serotonin. This ‘serotonin model’ led to widespread treatment using...

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Vital Mind Stories: 3 Beliefs Holly Ditched When She Stopped Antidepressants

In January 2014, I decided to come off all psychiatric medication — Zoloft, Lamictal, and Xanax.

Though I’d only been taking these drugs for a year and a half, I felt completely...

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How To Live A Medication Free Life

How one med-based decision can change everything

Within one month of strict dietary commitment, detox, and meditation, her unrelenting panic attacks had disappeared. Kate was on three psychiatric...

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Another Vyvanse-Assisted Suicide Streamed Live on Facebook

Two years ago, I investigated the suicide of a 7-year-old Florida foster child five years after his death, to find out whether officially recommended changes to the state's foster care program had...

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Juliet's Story: Overcoming Ambien Addiction & Insomnia

Healing is resolving the separation between the journey of the body and the journey of the soul. ” – Dr. Brit Cooper

My Drugged Love and Hate Relationship

One of the most arduous...

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Sadhana: Best Time to Meditate

You know you should be meditating, right? You tell yourself you’ll start this weekend. There are reminders all around you. Your Instagram feed is awash with long-haired women with zen faces...

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Can I Really Get Better Through Mindfulness?

For the past 35 years, I’ve had the great fortune of bearing witness to the incredible struggle and amazing resiliency of the human spirit.  Day after day, year after year, patients have...

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Spirituality and Mental Illness

Is the suppression of spirituality in the West the reason for our struggle and suffering labeled as mental illness? Are we medicated to numb the pain and psychospiritual protest related to the felt...

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The Cutting Cords Meditation

When I feel pulled into keeping score, blaming, or resentment, I stop, drop, and do this, recorded for me by one of my beloved teachers, Joseph Aldo. It. Works.

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Tapering Psych Meds: The New Awakening

An OCD Diagnosis and 8 Years of Meds

Honestly, my obsessions are still here but I just feel separated from them in some way so I can function better.

When we first met, this was how Tasha described...

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Carrie-Anne Moss + Kelly Brogan

Last week I sat down with Kelly Brogan to talk about women. We talked about what kind of tools women need today and where we can start with self-care—the kind that actually makes a difference...

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Vital Minds: Three Stories of Recovery

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

Something is happening...

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