By P. Benson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 11, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a very informative book. Frankly, the statistics regarding deteriorating mental health were staggering. This book is more of a distilled version that gives you just the facts without any fluff. I would recommend this book to any reader concerned with their own mental health or seeking info for family or friends.
The focus of the book are the mental conditions themselves and the natural therapies that help them. I found the information to be well-researched. So much of it is just common sense but the book explains why it can work.
The book was refreshing and hopeful and contained so many outside resources, like support groups. Readers looking for an alternative treatment to medications should have a look at this book to get some new ideas.
5 Stars Guide to Natural Mental Health
By arkyon June 11, 2015
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Many of these mental disorders exist in my home and I wanted to get this book to help me to understand some of the natural ways to prevent these disorders from ever happening. I liked how the book showed how religion, exercise and staying active can keep you from getting depression and some of the other disorders. The book also talks about some of the negative effects of video games and how they can hurt your mind in the long term if played too long. I’m a big believer in natural health and curing things naturally. I loved this book and everything that it taught me. It’s very informative and explains things in a way that is easily understandable. This is a book that I would recommend to others who are suffering from mental disorders or know someone who is.
5 Stars- Great info in mental health
By padma on December 12, 2014
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Mental illness is a widespread problem than most people realize it to be. Let’s face it. Either you recognized the symptoms in yourself or know someone afflicted with autism or depression or diabetes — the by products of modern lifestyle. With an younger brother diagnosed with autism, I was curious to know about the underlying factors. More importantly, what can you do about it? This was something pondering me for a long time. I believe I now have an much better understanding – thanks to this book, which busts a number of myths about mental illness. I found this book quite comprehensive and ‘readable’ compared to similar books on the topic. I always knew there were health benefits in natural therapies like yoga and mediation, but know I know why.
5 Stars Fantastic book, a must-read for everyone concerned about their mental health
By Dora Farkas “Author, “The Smart Way to Your Ph.D.””on December 4, 2014
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I highly recommend this book to everyone who has ever experienced anxiety and depression. The author goes into depth to explain the scientific background for each of the strategies, yet the book is very easy to read and has many easy-to-implement tips.
As a coach for graduate students, I believe this book is an essential read for students and their parents. Given how much time students spend on computers and mobile devices, they might develop symptoms of digital addiction without realizing it. While most students need computers to complete their work, this book includes simple strategies to reduce the symptoms of digital addiction which include depression, anxiety, and poor sleep.
I was very impressed by the section on depression, because it includes a plethora of natural and inexpensive remedies, that could complement traditional Western Medicine.
Overall, the book is very well-written. It is clear that the author planned it with the reader in mind, as all the sections complement each other, so it is a fantastic reference for mental health patients and their families.
5 Stars- `Socialization is very important for everyone, and people with schizophrenia are no exception.’
ByGrady HarpHALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon November 22, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
For those new to the name William Jiang, his following book is highly recommended: `A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope’ William Jiang was the Chief Librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute Patient and Family Library, affiliated with Columbia University, for seven years. This book focuses on the knowledge about Complementary and Alternative Health treatments for select mental issues that he gleaned over seven years of following the mental health literature during that time. The thrust of the book is mental health, nutrition, and complementary therapies.
In one of the more comprehensive books written to date about natural treatments of mental health deviations form the norm, William Jiang makes it abundantly clear how each of the many mental health problems that grow in number daily can be approached form a natural manner. In addition to the usual problems we would expect to be discussed, Jiang offers an enlightening look at Digital Addiction – and the book is well worth purchasing simply for this very valid approach.
The topics covered are as follows: Mental Health in General: Grandma was Right (an hilarious but very on target opener!), About Digital Addiction: Video Games and Depression: A Dangerous Mix, Video Game Addiction, Internet Addiction Can Physically Harm the Brain, Facebook Addiction Correlates to Time Spent on Facebook, Severe Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia and Other Problems, Misuse of Light and Depression, Internet Pornography Addiction, Smartphone Addiction,
Texting Addiction, A strategy to combat digital addition; About Depression -Omega-3s and Depression, Prevention, Vitamin D and Depression, Antioxidants and Depression, Saint John’s Wort and Depression, SAM-e for depression Reviewed along with Omega-3s and St. John’s Wort, Meditation and Yoga for Workplace Depression and Anxiety, Yoga Breathing for Depression, Prayer and Depression, Prayer and a Stronger Brain, Sleep and Depression, Chronotherapeutics and Depression, Exercise and General Mental Health, Running as an Antidepressant, The Air We Breathe and Depression, Significant Others and Depression, Laughter and Depression, Pets and Depression, Antacids and Depression, Nuts and Berries and Depression, NAMI & MDSG; About Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar and Magnesium, Bipolar and Omega-3s, Bipolar and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Chronotherapeutics and Bipolar, Meditation for Bipolar Anxiety, Sleep Hygiene and Bipolar Disorder; About Anxiety – Omega-3s and Anxiety, Exercise, Meditation, and Yoga for Anxiety, Earthing and Anxiety, Aromatherapy and Anxiety, Exercise for the Treatment of Anxiety, Music and Anxiety, Laughter and Anxiety; About Schizophrenia – Omega-3s and Schizophrenia, Marijuana and Schizophrenia, Magnesium and Myelination, Glutathione and Psychiatric Medications, Exercise and Schizophrenia, Nutrition and Weight Management, Eating Right and Schizophrenia: Nuts, Dark Chocolate and Weight Loss, Fiber and Weight Management, The Mediterranean diet and Keeping a Healthy Weight, The Asian Diet and Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Brain Training and Schizophrenia, Theanine and Schizophrenia, Meditation and Schizophrenia, Metformin and Weight Gain, The Role of Milk Thistle in Helping Fatty Liver in People who take Antipsychotic Medications, Inflammation and Schizophrenia, Pets and Schizophrenia, Socialization and Avoiding Isolation, and Work and Education.
Jiang writes very well and offers a different perspective on how to think about and how to cope with and how to treat or prevent mental disorders. Health is his goal and he presents it well. As he states at the end of the book, `As technology gets more and more into our bones, we are losing some of the natural rhythms of life. Despite being indoors in climate-controlled environments, our minds and bodies are still inexorably linked to the changing of the seasons.’
Grady Harp, November 14