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New Hope for Binge Eating and Weight Management

Alternative Medicine - September 2016
Millions of people struggle with appetite control and eating disturbances—but food addictions cannot be resolved with willpower alone. Those who suffer from chronic overeating- or as often referred to “binge eating”, are left on an anguishing rollercoaster ride of difficult emotions, social challenges, and destructive physical consequences. Read More

The Meaning of Life — Mastering Balance, Making Connections

Excellence Reporter - July 2016
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Coming soon: Prescriptions for LSD and Magic Mushrooms?

Thrilllist - July 2016
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The Secret to Sofia Vergara’s Gorgeous Skin

New York Post - April 2016
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Lithium: The Cinderella Story about a Mineral That May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The Neuropsychotherapist - December 2015
Every four seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Worldwide, an estimated 35.6 million people already live with a form of this neurodegenerative disorder. One unassuming prevention strategy has shown promise above the rest. This remedy is none other than the simple, brain-protecting mineral: lithium. Read More

Weston High School Students Shine Light On Mental Illness

Wicked Local Weston - September 2015
The dark tunnel of mental illness is inescapable in today’s society. Even those who haven’t suffered firsthand have friends and family members who have, and often dealing with such disorders is nearly as bad as the conditions themselves. Read More

The Gut Bacteria And Depression Connection

Women's Health - September 2015
In 2012, scientists at University College Cork discovered that brain levels of serotonin, or the ‘happy hormone,’ are regulated by the amount of bacteria in the gut during early life. In other words, normal adult brain function depends on the presence of gut microbes from when you were a child. Read More

Integrative Medicine Provides Hope For Treating Depression, Other Mental Illnesses

Hingham Patch - June 2015
Antidepressants have been a huge success – for the drug companies that sell them, not for the patients who take them. Speaking at a public presentation in Hingham, James Greenblatt, M.D., chief medical officer of Walden, said that because of direct-to-consumer-advertising, patient demand is such that 15 non-depressed patients are prescribed antidepressants for each depressed person who is prescribed antidepressants. Read More

Probiotics on the Brain

Boston Globe - October 2014
“Thank you, you've never even met me and yet you've changed my life.” That was the sign-off in an e-mail from a man named Mike that arrived at the office of Dr. James Greenblatt, a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, on July 24. Greenblatt is not unused to such effusive gratitude, but usually it comes from his patients. Read More