One out of the 10 citations that I clicked on was a peer-reviewed journal. The others were a mix of Wikipedia articles and "fact" pages, a book chapter on some dodgy looking site, and an academic article published in a journal published by Hindawi (who have a very, very poor peer review process).The Role of Sugar Cravings in Mood and Anxiety Disorders
i know it looks a bit like one of many bullshit health websites but it is properly referenced to studies in peer-reviewed journals
Maybe or maybe there are so many clangers in the first third of the article (I've read the rest now and it doesn't improve). There are fundamental misunderstands about brain metabolism, about how sugar can affect the neurochemistry of the brain, and about how that neurochemistry affects mood.well if you want to provide a source by source quality analysis displaying that, that would be cool...otherwise i think you just haven't looked at it very carefully because you were in a rush to have a big ol' debunk.
18 out of the 57 articles cited are from peer-reviewed journals, the rest are from blogs, opinions of random doctors/companies selling books/quackery, or popular science magazines. Out of those 18 citations from peer-reviewed journals:there’s fascinating and useful information (and yes, it is from peer-reviewed research) for anyone trying to manage depression and anxiety so I’d urge anyone who that applies to to read through it.
That's fair enough, I still have an issue with an article passing itself off as evidence-based advice for depression when it is making some wild, unsubstantiated claims about all sorts.i'm not looking for a tedious nerd fight, i'm trying to pass on some information that's been helpful to me in trying to manage my depression/anxiety
Been doing this for a few weeks now. Therapy is great! If you're all fucked up but not to the point where you need pills n' shit I highly recommend it.
It's a year ago since I wrote that post and I thought I 'd come back to it.About a year ago me and my wife bought our first house. It was the most stressful thing I've ever done in my life.
The strain of buying the house and moving into with while looking after 2 small kids got a bit overwhelming for me and I started having really bad panic attacks.
I remember having to leave work one day last September because I thought I was about to collapse, it felt like my legs were aboout to go from under me.
I went to the doctor and got them to run blood tests etc because I thought there was something physically wrong with me. They found nothing wrong.
I got talking to one of my brothers who said he'd gone through something very similar.
A few years previous, he'd been getting very bad panic attacks but it took him a long time to figure out what was wrong.
He spent weeks with doctors, getting EEG scans, blood tests etc. to try and figure out what was wrong before he realised what was happening.
In one way, it was good to know what was happening and that there was nothing physically wrong with me but I still went through a few months of really horrible and intense anxiety.
For a while everything just felt incredibly daunting and overwhelming, going to work, looking after the kids, all that.
Even doing simple things like going to the shops or going to a restaurant felt like a bit of an onslaught.
Things just kind of got on top of me and I was really unhappy for a while.
I'm normally a pretty happy person and really outgoing but I found it really hard to deal with people during that period. It was a really bad time for me.
I'd gone through something similar a few years previously after an old friend of mine had committed suicide. In a way I had a frame of reference for what I was going through and knew that it wouldn't last forever but it was still a really difficult thing to live through.
I did go and see a counsellor during this time and I think that really helped. He actually recommended a book for me called Stop Thinking, Start Living. I'm not normally into that sort of thing but I do think it helped.
I also made myself go out and try and meet people as much as possible which also helped. I took up a fitness class and started doing park runs in my local park, I definitely think that helped.
On a personal level, things are going a million times better for me than they were a few months ago, I'm a lot happier. Nowadays, I just have moments of anxiety rather than entire weeks of it.
I'm writing this post for 2 reasons:
1. I kind of just want to put that period behind me and get on with my life and this is my way of underlining that. I've lived through that, now I can move on.
2. To let anyone here who's going through something similar know that you can get through it and it doesn't last forever, even though it might seem like that at the time.
Panic and anxiety attacks are fucking horrendous and I wouldn't wish them on anyone so if this post helps anyone I'll be happy.
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