“Pills always cause harm”: BMJ editor-in-chief calls for lifestyle changes over medication – Diet Doctor

Pills can’t be the answer to diseases caused by unhealthy living. As well as unsustainable cost for often marginal benefit, they always cause harm. Rather than medicating almost the entire adult population, let’s invest our precious resources in societal and lifestyle change, public health, and prevention. via “Pills always cause harm”: BMJ editor-in-chief calls for… Read More

Revisiting the Rationale and Evidence for Peer Support | Psychiatric Times

No one would deny a person in recovery from cancer, or a person living with diabetes, the opportunity to contribute to the shaping and delivery of cancer or diabetes care. Persons in recovery from mental illnesses have insider knowledge of what it takes to have a life well lived with mental illness. In fact, two… Read More

Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder—A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial

The positive results of this study suggest that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving nutritional status, non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD. Parents reported that the vitamin/mineral supplements, essential fatty acids, and HGCSF (gluten/casein/soy-free) diet were the most beneficial. via Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention… Read More

Systematic review and meta-analysis of Mental Health First Aid training: Effects on knowledge, stigma, and helping behaviour.

Abstract Objective To provide an up-to-date assessment of the effectiveness of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training program on improving mental health knowledge, stigma and helping behaviour. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted in October 2017 to identify randomised controlled trials or controlled trials of the… Read More