Type II diabetes is a modern epidemic for which an integrative approach can be extremely effective. Today we discuss how socializing can be an effective treatment option for those suffering from the disease.
As an integrative child psychiatrist, Dr. Beata Lewis often considers diet and nutrition when treating clients for a range of mental health issues. Here, she discusses current research that is solidifying the connection between mood and food among children.
In a recent meta-analysis examing research on exercise and mood, authors found that exercise positively impacts mood as well as conditions frequently comorbid with mood disorders (i.e. anxiety, pain, and insomnia).
Studies suggest that mindfulness practices lead to an increase in gray matter concentration in parts of the brain that affect learning, memory, emotion regulation, self-referential processing and perspective taking.