Anxiety, Depression and Stress

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Anxiety, Depression and Stress...
I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

I’ve got the “cure” for stress right here in my hands

Light touch is an important way to alleviate stress. Scientists have identified specific nerve receptors in the skin that trigger stress relief in the brain.
Secrets to happiness revealed

Secrets to happiness revealed

The Harvard Study of Adult Development has tracked more than 2,000 people since 1938 and has determined the most important factors that predict happiness.
44% reduction in suicidal activity with folate supplementation

44% reduction in suicidal activity with folate supplementation

Supplementation with folate dramatically lowers the rate of suicide and self-harm. It's safe, easy and affordable.
The bacteria in your mouth influence your mood and energy level

The bacteria in your mouth influence your mood and energy level

Scientists have detected an imbalance of microbes in the saliva of young people with suicidal thoughts. This insight could help many others, too.
Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

Depression is not due to altered serotonin metabolism

A recent review showed no link between serotonin levels and depression. Here are some natural and effective alternatives to SSRIs.
The toll of whiplash

The toll of whiplash

Whiplash has a long term impact: pain, fatigue, mood swings, arthritis, and other symptoms can persist for years. You need a multi-system approach to healing.
Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Guest article: Touch & healing – what’s depth got to do with it?

Touch has a broad spectrum of healing benefits; oftentimes lighter massage techniques trigger these beneficial effects more effectively than deeper methods.
Stress: Attack of a saber-toothed cat? Or social isolation?

Stress: Attack of a saber-toothed cat? Or social isolation?

I’ve read it or heard it a hundred times. You have too. It’s the classic depiction of the human “fight or flight” ...
Build stress resilience

Build stress resilience

Stress is bad for your health. But it’s not as bad for some people as it is for others. In part, it could be that ...
Childhood infections contribute to mental illness

Childhood infections contribute to mental illness

A large study performed in Denmark proves that children who have a severe infectious illness have a significantly ...
Why is touch so important?

Why is touch so important?

Touch is important because it reduces stress and improves health.
Find the sweet spot for top performance: relaxation vs. stimulation

Find the sweet spot for top performance: relaxation vs. stimulation

Methods to help you find the right balance of relaxation and activation to achieve peak performance.
Probiotics for depression

Probiotics for depression

Probiotics may be effective for depression.
Benefits and risks of antidepressant medication

Benefits and risks of antidepressant medication

Antidepressant drugs cause a dangerous 33% increase in mortality. Safer alternatives exist.

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