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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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Resveratrol and pterostilbene team together to improve mental function

Posted April 30, 2012

The potent phenolic compound resveratrol and its close cousin, pterostilbene, have long been touted for their anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-lowering health benefits. Information published in the prestigious journal publications, Neurobiology of Aging and The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, both cite resveratrol and pterostilbene as powerful brain-boosting agents, enhancing cognitive and mental function while lowering the risk from many forms of dementia.

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