Posts Tagged: Schizophrenia

The Sadder Side of Serotonin

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Are you sad?  Depressed?  Tired?  Crave them evil #$%#ohydrates?  Well hell son you just need you some serotonin!  Serotonin makes you happy!  Whee!!! The research and cultural status quo on serotonin doesn’t make much sense, and is full of contradiction.  Strangely, everyone seems to be madly in love with serotonin (people even have tattoos celebrating it – I hope they don’t read this post!) and is fully satisfied with the label of “happy juice.”  Serotonin makes you happy, everyone seems to believe, and if you aren’t happy then well, let’s figure out how to get more serotonin in ya.  Buck up little camper, we’ll beat that slump, together. When everyone in the media, in the health field, and beyond start to collectively believe in a very simple and narrow story about… Read more »

Causes of Depression, Depression and Diet

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Depression, Dyslexia, Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), ADHD, and a host of other mental disorders share some common threads.  Most depression information characterizes these disorders by abnormalities in neurotransmitter profiles.  Like autism spectrum disorders, the origins and causes of depression, as well as most of these other imbalances, can be traced to where many neurotransmitters are manufactured and absorbed – the digestive tract. Certain research suggests a strong correlation between depression and diet.  For example, one scenario that induces depression is a condition known as fructose malabsorption.  Research scientist Maximilion Ledochowski has done extensive clinical work to better understand the dynamics of this condition.  Fructose malabsorption, Ledochowski estimates, is present in at least a third of the adult population and is perhaps twice as prevalent amongst children. Whether or not… Read more »