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Psychiatric Disorders

Effects of an integrative treatment, therapeutic acupuncture and conventional treatment in alleviating psychological distress in primary care patients – a pragmatic randomized controlled trial

Posted November 8, 2013

To evaluate and compare effects of an integrative treatment (IT), therapeutic acupuncture (TA), and conventional treatment (CT) in alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression in psychologically distressed primary care patients.

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Vitamin D Insufficiency Highly Prevalent in Psychiatric Patients

Posted July 22, 2013

Up to 75% of psychiatric inpatients have vitamin D insufficiency. However, this is more likely an effect of the chronic mental illness itself, rather than a cause, new research suggests.

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Positive Effects of Yoga on Major Psychiatric Disorders

Posted January 29, 2013

Patients with mild depression and sleep complaints can find positive benefits from yoga, researchers said. Published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Psychiatry, on January 25th, 2013, the review of more than one hundred studies focusing on 16 high-quality controlled studies looked at the effects of yoga on depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, sleep complaints, eating disorders and cognition problems.

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Natural Health: Seeds to enjoy all year ’round

Posted April 30, 2012

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, offer nutritional benefits that should not be passed up. They have a delicately sweet and chewy texture. Although the shells are quite edible, some prefer the varieties without shells. Native Americans were among the first to notice the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. They referred to them as cucurbita and used them to treat kidney problems and to eliminate parasites from the intestines.

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