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5. Treatments for Depression

Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even

Beating the Mental Effects of Illness

In many individuals, a serious illness is more than a challenge to the body—it’s also a major challenge to the brain. A health crisis may trigger feelings of depression and anxiety, or lead to cognitive symptoms such as confusion and problems with memory, decision-making and attention. These mental effects can

Turmeric: “Indian Gold” with Brain Benefits

An MGH Expert’s View
My personal memories of turmeric harken back to my maternal grandmother in South Africa, who always had a medicinal remedy using spices for any ailment I had as a child. My mom, a physician, brought balance to my growing love and knowledge about spices by bringing some

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