Mental Health

Psychiatry, psychology, and mental fitness. 
You are your mind.  Get ready to dig into some of the more recent controversial topics such as psychiatric prescription medication and behavioral disorders.


SSRIs for Anxiety: The Wrong Prescription?

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the newest and most widely used class of antidepressants on the market today. Furthermore, they are prescribed for more than the treatment of depression. Individuals with bioplar disorder may also be placed on a regimen of SSRIs to augment their primary medication, or in the case…

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Crank Up the Tunes! How Music Enhances Performance

A wealth of scientific study supports the claim that music enhances performance, having a beneficial influence on mental and physiological outcomes during exercise. What is even more interesting is they type of music you choose – fast paced metal or slower, calm jazz – can affect your body in different…

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How to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder with Mountain Biking

Got a case of the rainy season blues?  Do you experience anxiety and restlessness if it is too hot to stay active in the summer?  You’re not alone.  Many folks experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a clinically-recognized, cyclic mood disorder that may occur during the winter or off-seasons months. But, aside…

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Freeride Mountain Biking: Mind the Rampage

Our Red Bull Rampage article was featured on Singletracks.com! Check it out on our site (scroll down), or there – whichever you prefer! Psyche and injury are undoubtedly connected.  Throw in the stresses associated with an intense sporting event and a fine line develops between victory and a potentially deleterious disaster.  Red Bull Rampage is…

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The Mind-Body Connection to IBS

A majority of Americans have heard of the condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  Despite the seemingly common prevalence, a lot of unanswered questions exist surrounding this dysfunction of the gut.  Many individuals lack a professional diagnosis and miss the foundational tools and understanding necessary to deal with symptoms.  Furthermore, IBS is a chronic…

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Stop Blaming Autism on Vaccines Already!

I recently read an article in the Washington Post discussing how Republican frontrunner Donald Trump still believes that vaccinations are to blame for autism in children. Why this is even a topic of his campaign I am not sure, but it is and that is a fact.  And, at the…

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