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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

Posted by in Mental Health

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

Posted by in Mental Health

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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OCD, Schizophrenia Linked, Researchers Report

Sep 06, 14 OCD, Schizophrenia Linked, Researchers Report

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Obsessive compulsive disorder is associated with higher rates of schizophrenia, revealed a study by Danish researchers published Wednesday. A prior OCD diagnosis, as well as being the offspring of parents diagnosed as having OCD, increases the risk of schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, says the study, published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Manipulating Memory Through ‘Reconsolidation’ Could Help PTSD Patients

Sep 03, 14 Manipulating Memory Through ‘Reconsolidation’ Could Help PTSD Patients

Posted by in Mental Health

"Reconsolidation" is the process by which researchers believe old memories can be reshaped into something new, either through drugs or one-on-one interventions with a medical professional. As the craft is perfected, scientists believe they will be able to make life easier for soldiers back from the battlefield or the journalists assigned to war-torn regions.

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Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Aug 19, 14 Workaholism, Yup, That’s Me…

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

When you think of addiction, the typical things that come to mind are alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sex, bacon, stupid kitten videos, etc. Now we can add another addiction – one that apparently afflicts quite a few of us (myself included, although it’s a self-diagnosis at this point). WORKAHOLISM. Yes, workaholics rejoice! You’re not alone!

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Middle-Age Suicide: A Silent Epidemic

Aug 14, 14 Middle-Age Suicide: A Silent Epidemic

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As fans mourned the sudden death of Robin Williams at the age of 63 Monday, many were shocked to learn the beloved Oscar-winning actor took his own life. Why would a hugely successful celebrity kill himself? It turns out, the legendary actor was in an increasingly high-risk group for what some health care professionals have dubbed a silent epidemic: middle-age suicide.

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Talk To Me, London

Jul 31, 14 Talk To Me, London

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

Anyone who has been to London in recent years will not recognize the rose-tinted media image. Great Britain’s capital can be, like many a megatropolis, a cold and lonely place for a visitor or even a resident, especially if they are alone.

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How To Cope With Depression From Disease

Jul 27, 14 How To Cope With Depression From Disease

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Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk.

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How To Fulfill Something Missing: Research On Lost Loved Ones

Jul 24, 14 How To Fulfill Something Missing: Research On Lost Loved Ones

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The loss of a child is the worst experience of a lifetime, say many parents; but, for children, the loss of a parent can lay the foundation of a lifetime of grievances, says Karolyn Rogers. Here are her four tips for recovering lost relationships.

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Is Every Personality Flaw A Condition?

Jul 15, 14 Is Every Personality Flaw A Condition?

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Mental Health

Whatever the reason for this being on my mind this week, here is an interesting question. How much of our behavior can be put down to us just being “us,” and how much of it, now or in the future, is diagnosable as a specific and potentially treatable condition?

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