162017Jun
June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD can occur in anyone: Posttraumatic stress disorder can affect anyone of any age who witnessed or experienced a life-threatening or traumatic event. Know the signs of PTSD: People suffering from PTSD may repeatedly think about the trauma, be constantly on guard or alert, or avoid things that remind them of the trauma. PTSD can…

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222017May
10 Ways to Find Happiness

10 Ways to Find Happiness

Happiness is a state we all want to achieve, but it often seems frustratingly elusive. By consistently practicing certain actions, we can increase our happiness. Here are 10 ways to find more happiness in your daily life. Take Time to Reflect at the Beginning and End of Each Day Give yourself private time in the morning….

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242017Jan
Depression

Depression

Sadness is a normal reaction to some of life’s difficulties and the emotion usually passes with a little time. Depression, however, is a serious mood disorder which causes severe symptoms that interfere with daily life and normal functioning. It can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working….

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162016Dec
Holiday Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Holiday Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders

Occasional anxiety is a normal response to the stressful circumstances of life. You may feel tense and worried or your blood pressure may increase before a test or when you are making an important decision. As with stress, anxiety is pretty easy to manage even during the holidays. Tips for Reducing Your Anxiety During the…

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12016Nov
Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) describes Alzheimer’s disease as a degenerative, irreversible, and incurable form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Alzheimer’s disease causes as many as 50% – 70% of all dementia cases. Here are 10…

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302016Sep
ADHD Behavioral Therapy

ADHD Behavioral Therapy

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, you may find yourself wondering what the best course of treatment is for them. Just as ADHD is not a “one size fits all” diagnosis, there are a variety of treatment options available. By taking advantage of the multiple resources available to you and by working closely…

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122016Aug
Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

There’s no single cause for suicide. Suicide most often when someone suffering from a mental health condition is unable, or no longer able, to cope with their stressors. Over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder such as bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder, schizophrenia, borderline or antisocial personality disorder,…

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292016Jul

Drugs and Antidepressants Don’t Mix

Antidepressants mixed with any type of other drug (illegal, other prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, or alcohol) can result in a lethal combination. It is very important to honestly discuss all drug and medication use with your doctor when making treatment decisions. Illegal/Street Drugs: The use of illegal drugs isn’t recommended if you’re taking antidepressants because they…

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232014Jun
Exercise Said to Benefit Patients With Depression

Exercise Said to Benefit Patients With Depression

Though an APA practice guideline includes exercise as an adjunct treatment for depression, many physicians are unfamiliar with the prescription of exercise for this disorder. Exercise may do more than keep people physically fit; it may serve as an adjunct treatment to medication for relieving symptoms associated with certain mental illnesses, and researchers from the…

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232014Jun
Body Perception, Eating Disorders Can Differ Among Races

Body Perception, Eating Disorders Can Differ Among Races

African-American women are more likely to be affected by binge eating disorder than anorexia or bulimia, indicating that race may affect the incidence of eating and other psychiatric disorders. While many studies of eating disorders have primarily focused on psychiatric and other factors in Caucasian women, little research has investigated these illnesses in African-American women….

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