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Depression is a Disease of Energy Production

by Jurriaan Plesman, BA (Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr The incidence of depression in Australia has often be underrated. According to a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics of 21 April 2004, over 18% – that is one in nearly five adults – of all Australian adults had experienced a mental disorder during

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References for Mood Disorders and Nutrition

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr For those who are interested in the nutritional aspects of mental illness, here are some more references. See also INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and; Research Evidence for Hypoglycemia Before making any changes in your treatment discuss articles at this web site with you healthcare practitioner,

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Nutritional Aspects of Depression: An Update

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr Conventional treatment for depression or mental illness still revolves around either drug therapy or psychotherapy or both. The two could well be in conflict. Drug therapy – that appears to treat symptoms only – indicates that we are dealing with a biochemical imbalance. Drug therapy has

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Hit or Miss Supplements for Depression

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr Depression is a serious illness and should always be treated by proper qualified health practitioners. The quest for alternatives medication for depression stems directly from the general dissatisfaction of drug therapy. Antidepressant drugs are beneficial to about 40% of patients, according to some studies I have read.

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Hypoglycemia – Is It A ‘Cure All’ for Mental Illness?

By Jurriaan Plesman, BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr The Hypoglycemic Diet has often been dismissed as a ‘one-fit-fits-all’, remedy for depression. This appears to please the pundits who wants to emphasize the complexity of depression. Such labels have seldom been used to describe therapy by single or even multiple drugs, such as the mantra

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Depression – A Nutritional Disorder

By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr If you ever wonder why so many people are suffering from ‘treatment resistant’ depression it is because mainstream medicine and psychology can offer only ‘palliative’ remedies. They mostly treat symptoms only and not causes. Depression is usually triggered by a stressful event, which is then often

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