The Rise of Natural Mental Health
Increasingly, psychiatrists are recognizing that offering medications as the primary treatment of depression for years and years is simply not working. Instead, there’s a growing movement toward using more holistic approaches based on the belief that body and mind can heal themselves if given the time and space to do so.
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Food and Mood: What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Nutrition
What therapists should know about nutrition and the food-mood connection. An interview with Joan Borysenko.
It’s Not about the Diet: Building a healthy relationship with food
Too often both clinicians and clients fall into the trap of pursuing weight loss as a therapeutic goal.
Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far
Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It
A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.
Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients
Therapists should not only be aware of their prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.
How Food Improves Mood: Bringing Nutrition into the Consulting Room
Learning even a little about nutrition and diet can greatly enhance therapists’ ability to help clients with mood problems.
Eating To Live, Not Living To Eat
Is Attuned Eating the Answer to Diet Failure?
Despite the common cultural notion that anyone can successfully lose weight---constantly reinforced by the $60 billion-a-year diet industry---at least 95 percent of dieters regain lost pounds. Here's an alternative approach to weight control.
The Joy of Playing With Your Food
Remember as a kid being scrupulously taught that eating was a serious business that brooked no nonsense? A lifetime later, this author discovered that---as with so many other life lessons---his mother was totally wrong.
The Truth About Eating Disorders
The key to working effectively with eating disorders is understanding that starving, bingeing, and purging aren't simply bad habits. For treatment to work, it must get beyond the focus on negative behavior to grasp the emotional cycle of disordered eating.
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