Posts in category Psychiatric Disorders

Mind-Body Interventions for Mood Disorders in Older Adults

By Arline Kaplan © 2014 (All Rights Reserved) Complementary use of mindful exercise, such as Tai Chi and yogic meditation (Kirtan Kriya), can improve clinical outcomes of mood disorders in older adults, as demonstrated in brain scans, biomarkers of cellular aging and mental health rating scales, an expert in geriatric psychiatry and holistic medicine said […]

Creativity and Touch of Madness

By Arline Kaplan ©2014 (All Rights Reserved) No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.–Aristotle or Seneca1 Recent large-scale Swedish registry studies and brain imaging studies are exploring the validity of this ancient observation linking creativity/genius and psychopathology, and the results are mixed. Since the terms, genius, and creativity have received multiple […]

Inositol for Trichotillomania and Skin Picking

By Arline Kaplan c 2004 (All Rights Reserved)  Inositol, one of the B-vitamins, may help in the treatment of compulsive hair pulling (trichotillomania) and compulsive skin picking, according to recent case reports published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (Seedat et al., 2001). Researchers Soraya Seedat, M.B., and Dan J. Stein, M.B., of the University […]

Disturbing Behaviors and Moods in Dementia: What You Can Do

  Disturbing Behaviors and Moods in Dementia: What You Can Do   By Arline Kaplan © 2000 (All Rights Reserved) “Sometimes he is joyful, other times he is ugly in his behavior, especially his vulgar talk…and he angers easily in crowds of people.” “He has lost interest in everything.” “Daddy left the house for the […]