The Medical Librarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health, 4th edition Published only on Kindle!

I am not doing well, and I have been sitting on this book for more than six months. I am not sure I will be coming out anytime soon. So…

The Medical Librarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction: Nutrition, and Complementary Therapies, 4th edition published April 3rd, 2018

By William Jiang
Salud!

I probably need Deep Brain Stimulation of the Globus pallidus interna for dangerous tardive myoclonus but ASAP

Me going to a recent speeddating event, to try to take my mind off of things- Guapo!

My suspicions were correct. Suffering for  more than 3 years with my tardive symptoms getting worse and worse without any doctors telling me what my diagnosis was is very frustrating, indeed more than one doctor said it was “psychosomatic”, and now I am in crisis mode because the CAM and the medicines I have been using to protect myself are barely controlling this life-threatening myoclonus. My neurologist confirmed that I have a tardive myoclonus of the tongue . See his notes here. I am happy I will be seeing him again tomorrow. He prescribed me Artane which worked great, for 4 days at a very low dose. But, because of chest pain I had to stop the Artane and go back to using 75 mg of Benadryl to not choke on my own tongue at night. I can not raise the Benadryl much more and even at the high dose I am now on, I can feel myself losing this fight to not choke on my own tongue at night. If you know a good neurologist in nyc who can do Deep Brain Stimulation for a life-threatening case, ASAP, I would really be happy for a referral dear friend, unless my own doctors come through for me, which would be ideal.

Also, last month every afternoon I succumb to a strange narcolepsy about noon when I must be in bed, and no stimulant I have tried can overcome this.  This problem was in remission for a year because I started using calcium supplements. So, I my theory is that an ENT who told me to take 800mg of magnesium per day, double what I really should, probably damaged part of my circadian rhythm or something.  Because of this narcolepsy I have had to cancel on the most powerful man in Psychiatry my Columbia Psychiatry colleague and  mentor Doctor Jeffrey Lieberman. This pained me. I really want to get my 4th edition out of my Guide to Natural Mental Health in case something happens to me.

But, the Rumplestiltskin narcolepsy is not life threatening. The Myoclonus is. There are three things I want to try to do ASAP. I am working with my doctors as fast as they will go. I may have the luck to try an experimental drug, to avoid further tardive damage. Or, I want to try a mix of the aforementioned drug with a little Navane to boost the antipsychotic action of the experimental drug. Or, I may start Ingrezza, although 20% of the time this can exacerbate tardive symptoms so there is a 20% chance I would die , or probably, to me this seems like the preferable treatment-  Deep Brain Stimulation of the Globus pallidus interna. MEDLINE says it can help here.  In my ideal world I would get deep brain stimulation for my paranoia and vagal nerve stimulation for my multiple chemical sensitivities too. But most doctors would think that is crazy talk. 

Below is a snippet I have recently added to my 4th Edition of my Guide to Natural Mental Health which I want to release ASAP in case I die from these tardive symptoms.  Here is the snippet from the 4th edition with regards to tardive symptoms and complementary and alternative medicine. For almost one year, my myoclonus went into complete remission just with vitamin E. These strategies work to avoid tardive symptoms. I tested the theories on myself. So I am sure, and they are pretty safe.

CAM and Tardive Dyskinesia

Taking antipsychotics can cause more than ten tardive problems. The first generation such as Haldol is called ‘typical antipsychotics’. The second generation such as Abilify is called ‘atypical antipsychotics. All antipsychotics can tardive problems. The most well-known tardive syndrome is the disfiguring tardive dyskinesia of the tongue and mouth. The tongue can protrude and writhe as a snake and/or the jaw can make repetitive chewing motions. The chance of atypical antipsychotics causing tardive problems is about 20% for long term use; whereas the older, typical antipsychotics chance is roughly double that or 40%. Vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), theanine, lecithin, and taurine have shown to have some protective effects against developing tardive symptomatology. Nobody wants tardive symptoms. Taking a vitamin E supplement everyday is an inexpensive, easy way to try to avoid, prevent, or delay this problem.

Source: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Jan 17;1

Title: Vitamin E for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia.

Authors: Soares-Weiser K1, Maayan N, Bergman H.

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic (neuroleptic) medication is used extensively to treat people with chronic mental illnesses. Its use, however, is associated with adverse effects, including movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia (TD) – a problem often seen as repetitive involuntary movements around the mouth and face. Vitamin E has been proposed as a treatment to prevent or decrease TD.

OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the clinical effects of vitamin E in people with schizophrenia or other chronic mental illness who had developed antipsychotic-induced TD.The secondary objectives were:1. to examine whether the effect of vitamin E was maintained as duration of follow-up increased;2. to test the hypothesis that the use of vitamin E is most effective for those with early onset TD (less than five years) SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group Trials Register (July 2015 and April 2017), inspected references of all identified studies for further trials and contacted authors of trials for additional information.

SELECTION CRITERIA: We included reports if they were controlled trials dealing with people with antipsychotic-induced TD and schizophrenia who remained on their antipsychotic medication and had been randomly allocated to either vitamin E or to a placebo, no intervention, or any other intervention.

DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: We independently extracted data from these trials and we estimated risk ratios (RR) or mean differences (MD), with 95% confidence intervals (CI). We assumed that people who left early had no improvement. We assessed risk of bias and created a ‘Summary of findings’ table using GRADE.

MAIN RESULTS: The review now includes 13 poorly reported randomised trials (total 478 people), all participants were adults with chronic psychiatric disorders, mostly schizophrenia, and antipsychotic-induced TD. There was no clear difference between vitamin E and placebo for the outcome of TD: not improved to a clinically important extent (6 RCTs, N = 264, RR 0.95, 95% CI 0.89 to 1.01, low-quality evidence). However, people allocated to placebo may show more deterioration of their symptoms compared with those given vitamin E (5 RCTs, N = 85, RR 0.23, 95% CI 0.07 to 0.76, low-quality evidence). There was no evidence of a difference in the incidence of any adverse effects (9 RCTs, N = 205, RR 1.21, 95% CI 0.35 to 4.15, very low-quality evidence), extrapyramidal adverse effects (1 RCT, N = 104, MD 1.10, 95% CI -1.02 to 3.22, very low-quality evidence), or acceptability of treatment (measured by participants leaving the study early) (medium term, 8 RCTs, N = 232, RR 1.07, 95% CI 0.64 to 1.80, very low-quality evidence). No trials reported on social confidence, social inclusion, social networks, or personalised quality of life, outcomes designated important to patients. There is no trial-based information regarding the effect of vitamin E for those with early onset of TD.

AUTHORS’ CONCLUSIONS: Small trials of limited quality suggest that vitamin E may protect against deterioration of TD. There is no evidence that vitamin E improves symptoms of this problematic and disfiguring condition once established. New and better trials are indicated in this under-researched area, and, of the many adjunctive treatments that have been given for TD, vitamin E would be a good choice for further evaluation.

 

Coming Soon! The Medical Librarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health, 4th Edition

See Author William Jiang, MLS quoted in the
NEW YORK TIMES

 

William Jiang, MLS is currently the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net

Looking for co-author for book #66 “William Jiang and the Gammacore”

I am looking for a established author to partner with me on my 66th book tentatively titled William Jiang and the Gammacore. It will be a biography detailing how I was the first medical researcher that effectively used VNS brain stimulation to treat severe, life-threatening Multiple Chemical Sensitivites in 2016. Partnering with a good writer will hopefully bring more life and attention to the project and free me up to work on book #67, my 5th Edition of The Medical Libarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health. I want fun and laughter from this collaboration, I’m a pretty funny and social guy. Ideally, my co-author will write with the controlled passion of a poet- an epic, storytelling poet. I feel that a write that can “produce” we should have a great first draft within a month.

I have sold 8,500+ books as of February 2018 and I feel that this will a book that will go stellar. Why? MCS is not yet an illness recognized by the American Medical Association, yet little old me not only understood the neurobiology deeply enough to effectively treat it amazingly well, but also this will be a extremely visceral book that is almost certainly destined for the silver screen. God willing, this will my first book that will sell 1+ million copies.

I am currently looking for a big author who already well-connected with whom I enjoy working. I have 4,000 words I am looking to lead the book with, you can see a sneak peek here on Google Drive to get a flavor of what I am up to. I am envisioning a short but powerful book of about 50,000- 60,000 words that will involve me telling my co-author my stories, possibly over Skype, while answering questions along the way.

Not only does this book include the pretty amazing discovery of how I was the first in the world to treat MCS, but also, I have two beautiful and amazing romantic love interests in the tale. I survived grave danger from being under the care of a talented but misguided psychiatrist who put my very soul in danger from homicidal and suicidal rage due to the multi-billion dollar drug he has blind faith and will not take me off of. I eventually had to risk my life to go against medical advice to leave his care, floating between psychiatrists when I do believe in the power of psychiatry well-practiced. It was a very ironic and potentially deadly situation.  I also have a warning about the science behind of many of the newer atypical antipsychotics that expounds on their very psychopharmacology as a possible largely unrecognized source of danger for millions who take them. Finally, I want to move to Medellin, Colombia or Spain due to my love of the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking ladies.

In terms of royalties for this book, they will be divided down the middle 50-50. Sounds like a good project? I invite you to contact me, Mr or Ms Wordsmith! Hasta luego!

 

See Author William Jiang, MLS quoted in the
NEW YORK TIMES

 

William Jiang, MLS is currently the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net

 

 

William Jiang, MLS has 8,420 books sold as of January 1st, 2018

I just did the tally, and as of January 1st, 2018 I have sold 8,420 books. As you can see below, I’ve recently been in the top 60,000 authors on all of Amazon. It might not sound like much, but there are about 4 million authors represented on Amazon- on days like that I am in the top 1% of all authors! Even on my “bad” days, I’m at 120,000 or top 2% of all authors. Thank you to my loyal readers  for your support of my writings! Some day I’ll make it big as an author, I firmly believe in the quality of my books and their ability to touch the world in a positive way! Happy new year!number 1 book ranking mental health author william jjiang

Author William Jiang, MLS on Fluoride, Intelligence, and Mental Health and Next Book

To understand about author of 65 books William Jiang, MLS on fluoride, intelligence, and mental health we can see a snippet from one of his other books, A Historical Reader: The New York Times and Madness, 1851-1922

From the New York Times

Published: September 29, 1912
“America Facing Its Most Tragic Moment” by Dr. Carl Jung

“Whatever a man builds is likely to devour him, and the builder in America is in danger of being destroyed—but why should I call him names for that reason? He has to express himself in big buildings, in trusts, in systems, of which we in Europe have as yet only have the beginnings. We envy you. We have not learned to think in such great abstractions—and we are not in as great danger as you Americans.”

Carl Jung is talking about Americans as very forward thinking people, seemingly much more advanced than Europeans, putting Americans on a pedestal in this regard for our intelligence, social systems, architecture, trusts, and systems. Seemingly, according to Dr. Carl Jung, we Americans were the most advanced people in the world in 1912.

I ask you. What happened? Do we think of Americans in general as the most intelligent people in the world in 2017, a little over 100 years later? When I think of the great thinkers today, invariably I think of Europeans or Asians. What the hell happened?

Fluoridation

America was known for its Engineers up until the 1920s at least. It had the best engineers and educational system in the world. What changed all that? Fluoridation of the water, maybe?  In 1945 they first started fluoridating the water in Michigan. Let us get this sequence right. In 1912 we are on top of the heap as a group. In 1945 most of America’s water is fluoridated. Something changed. Riddle me this. Why are we drinking a neurotoxin? It is great for the general dental health, yes, we get that. It’s generally safe and well tolerated in adults.  Sure. However, when this powerful neurotoxin can pass both the placenta and blood-brain barrier into helpless children in utero, you have the crux of the issue. Hey, do not take my word for all of this. Check out this article on CNN, hidden in plain sight. By the way, most of Europe and most of Asia do not put fluoride in their water.

Mental Health and Modernity

ALL of my books deal with mental, physical, or emotional health in some way. Why do I talk about mental health in a brief article about IQ and Fluoridation? In a nutshell,  my contention is that it turns out in this modern age of fewer jobs, more fast foods, and overdosing on electronic technologies en masse, as well as drug use and abuse, we have lost much in terms of our mental and physical health. Indeed, due to our continuous environmental stressors, we are not only more isolated while damaging our own health but the also the health of our progeny, through insults to the epigenome, and epitranscriptome and eventually to the genome and our very evolution as a species. I am waiting on a possible foreword from arguably the most powerful psychiatrist in history Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman for my upcoming book The Medical Librarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health: Anxiety, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Digital Addiction: Nutrition, and Complementary Therapies, 4th Edition. The good news is that you be proactive and protect your mental health, naturally! Your mom will thank you, and so will your kids, even the unborn ones!  In the meantime, I invite you to check out my author blog for more intriguing writing and interesting books! Please share for the children!

William Jiang, MLS is currently the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net

Coming Soon! The Medical Librarian’s Guide to Natural Mental Health, 4th Edition

See Author William Jiang, MLS quoted in the
NEW YORK TIMES

 

William Jiang, MLS is currently the Author of 63 books, including the bestselling books Guide to Natural Mental Health , 3rd ed and his critically-acclaimed autobiography A Schizophrenic Will: A Story of Madness, A Story of Hope. You can see a selection of his books about mental and physical health nicely laid out on his blog at http://www.mentalhealthbooks.net

Recovering from Trauma Must Include Self-Care

By Debra Faes-Dudden

Recovering from trauma is an ongoing process that involves awareness, abreaction,  acceptance, and change on emotional, physical, and psychological levels. Self-care during recovery is essential in order to achieve wellness.  But for many survivors of trauma, self-care needs to be taught during the recovery process because they often have very low self-esteem and self-worth.

Fortunately, as I did the work to heal from trauma, there was attention and guidance given in self-care.  The first symptom of my mental illness was debilitating panic attacks.  I was pregnant at the time and when I had one. It literally brought me to my knees.  My family  physician recommended psychotherapy to learn relaxation techniques versus taking anti-anxiety medication due to the pregnancy.  The psychologist made a tape that involved progressive relaxation exercises combined with breath work.  I practiced the taped exercises three times a day and found they stopped the panic attacks.  After the birth of my son, I continued psychotherapy because I had found a place where there was room for my authentic voice to surface.  Memories of early childhood sexual abuse gradually surfaced in the form of night terrors, flashbacks, body memories and abreactions.  At that time I had two children and a husband to care for as well as a part-time night job that left little time for self-care.  I was so used to taking care of other people all my life I really did not know how to focus on self-care.  I also did not feel worthy of taking the time.  As the years passed I felt more and more anxious.  I found the meditation was not enough to stop the panic attacks so I began anti-anxiety medication.  Some years later I was admitted to the psychiatric floor of a local hospital due to severe dehydration and low body weight.  I was diagnosed as having a dissociative disorder, anxiety, and depression.  I was told I needed to take care of myself and went on to learn that taking care of one’s self means becoming aware of what one needs in each moment of the day  and giving it to one’s self.  Recovering also meant working on my self-esteem and self-worth.  In time, I came to acknowledge that I am important and worthy of good health, joy and nurturing from other people.

As part of the recovery work, I compiled a list of activities and ideas for emotional, psychological, and physical health that I gained from what people have told me and ideas that best fit my authentic self and unique needs (see below).  Trauma affects the body, mind, and spirit; therefore, remember that an important part of recovery is in feeling worthy of giving time and attention to one’s self in order to achieve wellness.

ACTIVITIES FOR EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

  • Mantra:  “May I let go and be filled with peace.”
  • Meditate and journal daily.
  • Take 3 deep breaths 5 times per day.
  • Focus to find peace and joy in your home.  
  • Know you are safe.  
  • Stay in the moment.
  • Yoga once a week.  
  • Walk in nature for fresh air, the quietness or to music 3x/week.
  • Get a massage or facial.
  • Dance to your favorite music.
  • Paint how you feel.
  • Listen to birds chirping, waves crashing, fire crackling.
  • Sleep/rest when fatigued.
  • Daydream your desires.
  • Look at the natural beauty around you (sky, trees, flowers, streams).
  • Look at the stars and moon at night.
  • Experience how a work of art moves you.
  • Know that there exists something greater than any negative feeling you are experiencing.
  • Find and commune with people who share your personal spiritual beliefs.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you like.  
  • Ask for a hug when you need one.
  • Feel cool rocks, earth, and flowers.
  • Burn lavender incense.
  • Gather fragrant flowers for your home.
  • Drink comforting herbal tea.
  • Eat comfort foods.
  • Make healthy self-care choices each moment.
  • Say ‘No’ when you need to —  healthy boundaries are ok.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Stop judging, mind-reading, fortune-telling, and catastrophizing.
  • Be aware of what you expose yourself to because it can activate repressed trauma.
  • Put in place a support network.
  • Call help-lines when you need to.
  • Schedule an extra therapy appointment when needed.
  • Focus on healing (release of emotions) in psychotherapy each week.
  • Prioritize when making a ‘to-do’ list, including time for self-care.
  • Socialize with positive people, family and friends you can be yourself with.
  • Laugh and be silly.
  • Remind yourself you are worthy of attention, healing, and joy.

Editor’s Note:  Debra Faes-Dudden is the author of When Cries are Silenced.  It is a book of artwork and poems created during her healing from early childhood sexual abuse.  The book is available in print on Amazon.com.

The Reason Bestselling Author and Former APA President Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman Wrote Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

By Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD
Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Psychiatrist In Chief New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia University Medical Center
Past President, American Psychiatric Association

As a psychiatrist who has cared for patients and conducted research for over 30 years, I have published over 600 scientific articles and 10 books for scientists and health professionals, but never anything for the public at large. Then I came to a realization.

Over the course of human history until the latter part of the 20th century, untold millions of people suffered from mental illness and substance use disorders because there were no treatments and little that could be done to help them. However, now that is not the case. We have an array of evidence-based treatments that work, for most mental and substance use disorders. However, because of lack of awareness, shame and embarrassment or lack of access to competent care or insurance coverage, people just aren’t getting them. Imagine if the population of our country was afflicted with infectious diseases like pneumonia, tuberculosis, smallpox and HIV and they did not seek or could not get antibiotics, vaccines or protease inhibitors.

This is the reality for millions of people in the U.S. and around the world and it is a reality that is no longer tolerable. It is simply unacceptable that the greatest barrier to symptomatic relief and recovery for mentally ill persons is not a lack of scientific knowledge or effective treatments, but stigma.

It is for this reason that I wrote Shrinks, The Untold Story of Psychiatry; to tell the fascinating and scandalous story of mental illness, and psychiatry’s efforts to understand and treat them.   Shrinks describes the origins of our understanding brain disorders that affect mental functions and behavior and the evolution of the field of medicine responsible for their understanding and care. It describes psychiatry’s development from a mystical pseudoscience to a bona fide scientifically guided medical discipline that helps people and saves lives, while revealing exemplary case studies of patients. The book also makes an urgent call-to-arms for the public and media to start treating mental illness as a disease rather than a state of mind. As a member of this profession, I think you will find this story incredibly illuminating and inspiring.  

But don’t just take my word for it, here is what some other distinguished authors said.

“Jeffrey Lieberman has produced a masterful behind-the-scenes examination of psychiatry—and, by extension, the human condition. His epic narrative charts the unlikely ascent of the ‘stepchild of medicine,’ paralleling Lieberman’s own professional transformation from eager psychoanalytic student of Freud to neuroscience-minded president of a reformed American Psychiatric Association. A wise and gripping book that tackles one of the most important questions of our time: what is mental illness?

—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon

This is an astonishing book: honest, sober, exciting, and humane. Dr. Lieberman writes with the authority of an expert, but with the humility of a doctor who has learned to treat the most profound and mysterious forms of mental illnesses. This book brings you to the very forefront of one of the most amazing medical journeys of our time.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies

“Shrinks is a must-read. . . A smart, important, accessible book.” (Patrick J. Kennedy, former congressman, founder of The Kennedy Forum, and co-founder of One Mind).

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/books/review/shrinks-by-jeffrey-a-lieberman-with-ogi-ogas.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-psychiatry-emerged-from-the-wilds-to-become-a-medical-discipline/2015/03/06/dba5733c-b939-11e4-9423-f3d0a1ec335c_story.html

Weekend Edition with Scott Simon NPR 3/14/15

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/14/392798128/from-freud-to-possession-a-doctor-faces-psychiatrys-demons

Charlie Rose PBS Interview 4/8/15

http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60542652 http://www.hulu.com/watch/775815

For additional information visit:

http://www.jeffreylieberman.com/shrinks.html

www.amazon.com/Shrinks-Untold-Psychiatry-Jeffrey Lieberman