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Doctor insights on: Mental Clarity

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Can meditation improve memory and mental clarity permanently?

Can meditation improve memory and mental clarity permanently?

Possibly: Studies are finding evidence that daily meditation not only improves memory and mental clarity, but it also may thicken parts of the brain's cerebral cortex responsible for decision making, attention and memory. For example, in one study subjects who meditated 40 minutes a day showed this structural difference in the brain. And, the difference was most pronounced in older subjects. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have really bad mental clarity today, what could be the cause?

What should I do if I have really bad mental clarity today, what could be the cause?

Get good nite's rest: If you had a bad day today, get plenty of rest/sleep so you can try again tomorrow. Huge list of things that could mess you up, but that list changes a bit depending upon if just today or for a while now. If just today, then lack of sleep ranks high up there. Some bad news received today could do that too. Stress over looming deadline. New medication? New dietary supplement? Infection? Hangover? ...Read more

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Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?

Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?

Lamictal: Lamictal is excellent mood stabilizers as long as you do not develop rash as dose is raised, although rare. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is used cautiously in depressed phase of bipolar, watching out for signs of agitation or irritability or pressured speech. ...Read more

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What's your medical opinion on uses of lycopodium vs a concoction deprenyl, piracetram, and choline for mental clarity? I am a college student who is having a hard time getting through school just because of the fact that i find i cannot focus during the

What's your medical opinion on uses of lycopodium vs a concoction deprenyl, piracetram, and choline for mental clarity? I am a college student who is having a hard time getting through school just because of the fact that i find i cannot focus during the

Lycopodium: Dr. Baskys gave a comprehensive answer about all but lycopodium, a homeopathic remedy. A professional homeopath might prescribe this when someone has very poor self-confidence, anxiety about health, career, and performance -- as well as many other symptoms. Nothing says you could not use both, as each works on a different level (energetic healing system level vs physical level). ...Read more

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I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating. Ideas?

I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating.  Ideas?

Consider a walk: Mild to Moderate depression responds well to a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as reasonable exercise. Gotu Kola has varied affects on the body that are not fully understood from what I have read but healthy living and having something to look forward to have been shown to improve mood and psychological motivation. Lack of sleep and alcohol can also contribute to depression. ...Read more