From the category archives:

Alternate Therapies

How can I control my negative thoughts?

by Katherine on March 3, 2011

How can I control my negative thoughts? Try not to “wallow in self pity”. Focus on humor, watch a comedy on TV or a movie Make the room brighter Get family or friend support over the phone, email Stop negative thought pattern Re-engage your thinking through exercise, physical activity,  yoga, pilates, meditation Try to stop […]

Calm Vitamins

by alex on October 14, 2010

As a general principle, for calm vitamin consumption, choose as many foods as possible from the following. – Vitamin E foods:  most vegetables (especially raw), many fruits, eggs, dairy products – Vitamin A foods (which counter the negative effects of stress):  yoghurt, cream, butter, eggs, liver, carrots, leafy green vegetables, fruit. – Vitamin C foods […]

Service Dogs for Psychiatric Disabilities

by KL on October 13, 2010

Who is considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act? The Americans with Disabilities Act defines an individual with a disability as a person who: Has a mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; Has a record of such an impairment; or Is regarded as having such an impairment. The definition […]

Book List – Treatments

by KL on August 4, 2010

Electroshock: Restoring the Mind Author: M. D. Max Fink Member Review: A useful book for anyone considering Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT). It gives a thorough discussion of the procedure and an extensive discussion of the controversies that surround it. The author argues that electroshock therapy is now a safe, effective, painless, and sometimes life-saving treatment for […]

Should I try alternative treatments? We have prepared a collection of resource guides that present answers to some of the most frequently asked questions at our meetings. Our goal is to give you a quick overview and a starting point for exploring the subject on your own. Q. What alternative treatments have you tried? What […]