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JustCareUSA.org To support brain health, we know many things that people should not do, such as smoke, drink alcohol heavily, use most recreational drugs, and engage in activities associated with frequent head trauma. But other than getting adequate sleep, there isn’t much that we know people should do to promote brain health, sharp cognition, and good mental health. Of course, we recommend eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, but very few individual foods or nutritional supplements have been proven to be good for the brain. The same goes for “brain teaser” activities and “cognitive skills training” programs. Contrary to logic, they…
By Marc Manseau JustCareUSA.org On April 8, 2018, The New York Times published a front-page article titled “The Murky Perils of Quitting Antidepressants After Years of Use.” The day before, the online version, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit,” was the most-shared article on its website. In this analysis, Benedict Carey and Robert Gebeloff described a growing trend over the past few decades in which millions of people have been taking prescription antidepressant medications long-term. For instance, they cite data showing that over 15 million Americans have taken antidepressants for 5 years or more. They go on to…
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