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A little background on the Prefrontal CortexAs a psychiatrist, I believe it’s very important to understand the natural development and decline of the brain throughout the lifetime. This is essential for assessing whether development and behavior is normal or impaired.The CEO of the BrainRelative to behavior, one of the most important parts of... Read More >>
Although social media has at times been demonized, there are many positive aspects of adolescents and children using social media.  These include opportunities for community engagement, enhancement of creativity, expansion of online/social connections, enhanced learning opportunities, access to important health information, and improving social skills.Although there are many positive aspects of social media,... Read More >>
I’ve often wondered- does eating organic food really make a difference?  And what about all these chemicals that we use as pest control around the home?  Do they really make a difference in our health, particularly our mental health?Recently, 3 new studies shedding some light on this issue were published online in Environmental... Read More >>
Do you experience episodes of having more energy than usual, need little sleep and often make poor decisions that you later regret?You may experience a condition also often called “Manic-Depressive Disorder,” the symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary quite widely from one individual to the next.According to the LA Times (April 13, 2011)... Read More >>
Did you know that what you eat can impact your mood? Many studies have proven that certain food ingredients have a positive effect on your mood and mental health. Tryptophan, Omega-3, Folate and B12 are particularly desirable. Here is a list of foods that contains these advantageous ingredients.Foods Containing Tryptophan: Tofu Flax seeds... Read More >>
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