Tag Archives: Depression

The Inflammation-Depression Connection by Majid Ali, M.D.

Majid Ali, M.D. June 27, 2014 Inflamed people are stressed people, and chronic inflammation leads  to pain and anxiety. When such people become depressed, it is a common practice to call its situational depression. The important point here is that this so-called situational depression often masks underlying depressive disposition in many individuals. Here is the scientific explanation of these observations

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Lithium – A Brain Nutrient Series Part Five: Lithium for Mood and Depression

                                                                         Majid Ali, M.D. Lithium gave Lithia Springs and Lithia Water their names. Many healing benefits were attributed to Lithia Water during the years of early American history and the water pulled people from long distances for healing hopes. Such visitors included people with mental health concerns. In 1887 Judge Bowden, an investor, bought the springs with a group of

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Lithium Is A Brain Nutrient Series – Part One: Introduction

                                                             Majid Ali, M.D. I dedicate this series on lithium as a brain nutrient to Prof. Oscar Krusei, a physician true to his calling. He served on the faculty of Columbia University, New York, and Capital University of Integrative Medicine, Washington, D.C. He deeply and passionately cared for his patient in Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey, until

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The Oxygen Model of Mental Health and Disorders

                                                                                   Majid Ali, M.D.  I proposed my Oxygen Model of Mental Health and Disorder as an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of mental health and mental disorders—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of impaired oxygen signaling, diminished oxygen’s detergent functions, and interrupted oxygen’s cellular

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