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Book Review: Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson — Where Good Advice Happens…

Guess what I finished reading recently? Managing the Depression Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together by Ashley L. Peterson!! What a great book! You can find it here. It’s all about different aspects of depression, different causes, different manifestations, different treatments based on those factors, and different illnesses or conditions that can include depression (such as … Continue reading Book Review: Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson — Where Good Advice Happens…

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Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

One of the things I talk about in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is the idea of differentiating between illness treatment strategies and wellness promotion strategies.  I think it's a distinction that applies to mental illness in general.  So what's the difference? Illness treatment I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but … Continue reading Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

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Emerging Blogger Series: HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger.

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger. … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: HealthComesFirst!!! Blogger.

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List of supplements that can help with depression, from Managing the Depression Puzzle by Ashley L. Peterson

Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

Some people claim that vitamins and minerals can cure serious mental illness.  That's not what I'm talking about here.  While in general there's not a ton of research funding for supplements and herbal products, there are a number of supplements that do have some research evidence to support their effectiveness in depression. For people with … Continue reading Supplements for Depression that Actually Work

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Naltrexone – An Opioid Blocker That Gets Around

Naltrexone (brand names include Vivitrol and ReVia) blocks opioid receptors just like Narcan (naloxone), which is used to treat opioid overdoses.  Both drugs prevent any opioids in the vicinity From being able to latch onto opioid receptors and do their opioid thing.  While Narcan and fast- and short-acting, naloxone works more slowly and is longer-acting.  … Continue reading Naltrexone – An Opioid Blocker That Gets Around

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