The thrust of this audiobook is nutrition and complimentary therapies for digital addiction, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia. It is possible to sometimes prevent schizophrenia, bipolar, and depression from ever happening.
This is useful information if these disorders run in one's family. Useful resources to find authoritative information on all the included mental disorders from the American medical perspective are included. Truisms that have been passed down through the ages about mental health, ones that have stood the rigors of scientific inquiry, are presented. The role of nutrition in ameliorating anxiety is discussed. Light is thrown on the benefits of meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, exercise, and the healing power of music. Also highlighted are the detrimental effects of playing too many video games.
The effect of light on bipolar disorder, and the importance of sleep and good hygiene, is underlined. Then, the affections of nutrition in regards to depression is discussed. A question relevant to many of us, "what are the effects of being indoors all the time?", is delved into. A long list of things that can be helpful for ameliorating depression is presented including: natural herbal remedies, meditation, religion, yoga, the effect of too much or too little light, the role of exercise in fighting depression, the role of music on the mood, the role of a positive social network in recovery, the role of pets, the harmful effects of the digital lives we lead, and the healing power of scent.
Finally, there is a look at amazing fact that nutrition can sometimes prevent psychosis in its beginning stages, before it becomes fully-blown schizophrenia.
©2014 William Jiang (P)2015 William Jiang
"In this useful guide, Jiang gives a short practical summary of a wide variety of mental disorders ranging from the classical bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia to the more modern affliction of digital addictions. In each category, he supplies a list of non-pharmacologic treatments, providing for each item a reference with abstract. He also offers resources such as national networks and local support groups." (Marjorie Ordene, MD)
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I realy enjoyed the detail and how knowledgeable the author was on each topic. I found the narrator very good and kept my interest up.
"Enjoyed it, left me wanting more."
Probably a better read than a listen. I would have highlighted a few things. I'll have to listen again.
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