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Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Oct 23, 14 Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

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Evidence has shown that music therapy can address people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs by either creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that music therapy can effectively treat depression in children and adolescents dealing with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems.

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Heart Attacks Leave A Lasting Mark In Many Women — Depression

Oct 20, 14 Heart Attacks Leave A Lasting Mark In Many Women — Depression

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Women are more vulnerable than men to bouts of anxiety and depression following myocardial infarction (MI), more commonly known as heart attacks. Those are the findings of a new study presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014, the third annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the European Society of Cardiology'.

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Why Are Appointments With Psychiatrists So Impossible To Schedule?

Oct 17, 14 Why Are Appointments With Psychiatrists So Impossible To Schedule?

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National data has shown that around two-thirds of primary care physicians struggle with finding outpatient mental health care services for their patients. A recent study has revealed that scheduling an appointment with an outpatient psychiatrist is a difficult endeavor no matter if the patient has private insurance or if they are willing to pay out of pocket.

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Man Records Schizophrenia Episode To Give Glimpse Into Disorder

Oct 14, 14 Man Records Schizophrenia Episode To Give Glimpse Into Disorder

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For the rest of those living in the U.S. who do not have schizophrenia, it’s hard to imagine what living with this condition is really like. Thanks to social media, those living with schizophrenia and other mental health disorders are able to share their story and give the world a bit of an idea of what it’s like to walk a day in their shoes.

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Could Smaller Families Be The Key To Happiness?

Oct 11, 14 Could Smaller Families Be The Key To Happiness?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

Although the birth rate in America isn’t going down, it’s also not increasing either. While at first this decline in population growth may seem unsettling, a recent study from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that a slight decline in population growth may actually lead to an increase in the overall standard of living.

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Blind People Have Way More Nightmares Than Sighted People

Oct 11, 14 Blind People Have Way More Nightmares Than Sighted People

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Drifting off to dreamland is supposed to be a tranquil slide into deep sleep. But for people who were born blind, fanciful dreams are often replaced with anxious, panic-stricken nightmares, which, according to a recent study, showcase the everyday fears of living without sight.

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression

Oct 10, 14 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Depression

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For the thousands of organizations that came together to screen for depression on National Depression Screening Day yesterday, thousands more people will finally be on their way to finding relief. College students, military men and their families, as well as other members of the public will have access to screening questionnaires and referral information for treatment.

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Better Mental Health For Students? There’s An App For That

Sep 23, 14 Better Mental Health For Students? There’s An App For That

Posted by in Mental Health, Technology

Taylor Swift may be happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time, but so is your average college student. And researchers from Dartmouth University in Hanover, N.H., have figured out a way to measure how this affects their academic performance via an Android app.

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Robin Williams And The Increased Awareness Of Bipolar Depression

Sep 17, 14 Robin Williams And The Increased Awareness Of Bipolar Depression

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Since Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, depression and bipolar disorder amongst adult males has been thrown into the public spotlight. Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults live with bipolar disorder: that’s 6.1 million Americans, and yet the illness is rarely discussed in a public arena.

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Changing The Stigma On Mental Illness To Help Us All

Sep 16, 14 Changing The Stigma On Mental Illness To Help Us All

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Many people have experienced some sort of mental health issue or illness. Whether that is depression, stress, schizophrenia, a phobia, or any one of the hundreds of other mental health diagnoses out there. Even grief can be classified as a mental health issue. Many people simply do not seek the mental health care they need to be healthy. Why is that?

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