Useful Information on Mental Health
Keeping up to date with the research in my specialties as well as other mental health topics is an ongoing challenge. Below is a grab bag of links to recent research, articles, blogs and videos from around the web. This information is upgraded and reviewed regularly.
The Canadian Government has published a comprehensive overview of obesity, its prevention, treatment, and relapse:
Are you still counting calories? Here's why you should stop:
How the Guardian newspaper views Mental Health Care in Britain also applies to Canada:
How safe are the antidepressants we prescribe to our youth? Things you need to know:
A different take on the causes and cures of depression:
Virtual reality technology could alleviate the desperate shortage of clinicians:
Info on OCD
One of the most user-friendly and comprehensive sites is Beyond OCD, out of Britain. Featuring articles by British Ph.D.s, it offers insights on just about every facet of and approach to OCD. Here is the link to the site, and an article link:
One of the best OCD clinics in the USA is the MClean Hospital in Boston, which adjuncts Harvard University. They publish excellent guidellines and articles, such as this one:
How can I overcome OCD? By acquiring good mental habits, which is like learning to brush your teeth. Both quests have proven good outcomes.
Mental & physical health
A fascinating look at how thinking makes it so
Beware of eating too much sugar, it is linked to most chronic diseases.
How being an optimist affects your overall heath and well being: new research.
Meet 'the father of mindfulness', John Zabat-Zinn, and learn how it became a world movement:
How do we balance the rights of patients with the need to medicate?
The smartest thing for overall mental and physical health is EXERCISE!