Dr Weil's anti-inflmmatory food pyramid
Health & health care, Mental health

The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Mental Illness

It was spring of 2017, and my depression had gotten worse despite being on plenty of meds.  I decided that I needed to add in other elements to my treatment plan.  I'd had some bloodwork done that showed I had elevated levels of inflammation as measured by something called C-reactive protein.  I decided the perfect… Continue reading The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Mental Illness

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Mental health

Do I Look Fat in this Seroquel? Psych Meds & Weight Gain

Society is obsessed with how we look, and in particular what size we are.  Even people who are generally quite polite feel entitled to comment on our weight and body shape, without having any idea what the backstory might be.  In the case of mental illness, there is often a great deal of backstory.