28 February 2017

How to Help Someone with Depression

Depression is an incredibly prevalent mental health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1 in 20 Americans experience moderate or severe depression at some point during their lives. It can occur at any age, affecting people of all races and economic levels. This article will provide you with advice on helping a...
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03 February 2017

Understanding Different Types of Anxiety

Anxiety is more than a response to a stressful situation. It can prevent people from participating in the activities they enjoy most and keep them from living the life they deserve. In fact, an estimated 40 million adults struggle with anxiety on a daily basis in the United States. Anxiety is incredibly prominent, and it’s...
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31 October 2016

Catching the Early Signs of Depression

Depression is a varying and difficult disorder. It can stem from a variety of factors and might strike more than once in a person’s life. Major depressive disorder affects more than 15 million American adults in a given year and can take a while to see results through the right treatment. If you’re suffering from...
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23 July 2015

Most antipsychotic drugs prescribed to teens without mental health diagnosis, study says

A new study indicates that antipsychotic drug use has been on the rise among adolescents, even though most had not been diagnosed with a mental disorder. The study, published this week in JAMA Psychiatry, used data from thousands of prescriptions to analyze trends between 2006 and 2010. The percentage of teens using the medication ticked up during the time period, with the highest rates...
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15 June 2015

Recognize the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Notice the Signs Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is triggered when a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying event.  There are certain signs or symptoms PTSD sufferers may display or experience. Flashbacks Persons affected by PTSD will experience flashbacks and relive a traumatic experience. Sometimes, a person may even have nightmares about the terrifying incident. Negative...
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11 June 2015

Fidgeting in ADHD Children May Enhance Brain Function

The most obvious sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is excessive fidgeting, affecting up to 75 percent of cases. Although it can be challenging for parents and teachers, a new research suggests that the constant movement may improve cognitive performance. Researchers at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute analyzed the movement...
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