Are you Depressed?

In my opinion,  psychiatrists should first test their patients for nutritional deficiencies before writing prescriptions for Zoloftor for  antipsychotics, like Zyprexa.  Conscientious doctors send patients to get lab work done prior to prescribing drugs or increasing dosages.  There are times when people do need antidepressants.   However,  other times  spinach would go far to eliminateContinue reading “Are you Depressed?”

Uncommon Scents – The Nose Knows…..

The sense of smell  is an ancient sense. All living things, from single-celled bacteria to the most accomplished hound dog, can detect chemicals in their environment. Odors are molecules, after all, and olfaction is just the vertebrate version of chemical sensing.  I have a particularly sensitive olfactory system.  It isn’t that I can detect scentsContinue reading “Uncommon Scents – The Nose Knows…..”

Online Personality Tests

  Aren’t online personality tests fun?  One thing I have learned as a graduate student of psychology, however,  is that one shouldn’t place too much stock in the accuracy of these online tests. Real psychological testing is much more complex than these little online tests and should be conducted by people that are specially trainedContinue reading “Online Personality Tests”