Lithium: The Cinderella Story about a Mineral That May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

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.

Weston High School Students Shine Light On Mental Illness

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.

The Gut Bacteria And Depression Connection

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.

Integrative Medicine Provides Hope For Treating Depression, Other Mental Illnesses

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.

Walden Psychiatric Associates Offering Free Presentation On Integrative Medicine to Treat Depression

Walden Psychiatric Associates announced that it will provide a free presentation, “Integrative Medicine for Depression,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Black Rock Country Club, 155 Ward St.