Is nutritional psychiatry the future of mental health treatments?






Mental health problems are notoriously tricky to treat, with many sufferers reporting that they’ve gone through several different psychiatrists and medications before striking on something that manages their condition to at least some degree. However, it’s starting to look like seeing a conventional psychiatrist for mental health problems might be a bit like going to a cardiologist for a skin condition; an emerging specialty, nutritional psychiatry, holds a lot more promise when it comes to successfully conquering mental illness.

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Teenagers who smoke cannabis damage their brains for LIFE and may be more likely to develop schizophrenia







Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis suffer long lasting brain damage and are in much greater danger of developing schizophrenia. 

American researchers say the drug is particularly dangerous for a group of people who have a genetic susceptibility to the mental health disorder – and it could be the trigger for it.

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Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment






A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative treatment for mental health disorders.

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Psicose induzida por álcool e drogas aumenta o risco de esquizofrenia e transtorno bipolar

ATUALIZADO em 12 de dezembro de 2017 — A psicose induzida por drogas e álcool, especialmente pela Cannabis sativa, ou maconha, está associada de modo significativo tanto ao transtorno bipolar (TB) quanto à esquizofrenia de início tardio, sugere uma nova pesquisa. Em um estudo dinamarquês feito com quase 6.800 pacientes apresentando quadros psicóticos induzidos por algum tipo de entorpecente, quase um terço dos participantes evoluiu para esquizofrenia ou transtorno bipolar nos 20 anos de acompanhamento.

A proporção da conversão foi ainda maior entre os mais de 1.200 pacientes que apresentaram psicose induzida pela maconha, com quase metade dos participantes comprometidos.

Embora os atos de autoagressão após o quadro psicótico tenham sido significativamente associados a maior risco de conversão tardia em transtorno bipolar e esquizofrenia, a idade mais jovem na época do quadro psicótico foi associada de modo significativo à evolução somente para esquizofrenia.

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