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Depression
22
Jun

Child Psychiatry Lacks Popularity

In the United States, we have a long history of leaving people with mental illness behind. Two of the major causalities for this is the fact that there is a huge stigma associated with mental illness and it is an extremely difficult to gain access to adequate care. The result is that millions of Americans...
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19
May

Will You Take The Pledge To Fight Mental Health Stigma?

“It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remains largely silent when it comes to mental illness.” – Glenn Close Men·tal ˈmen(t)l/ adjective of or relating to the mind. Health helTH/ noun the state of being free from illness or injury....
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27
Jan

Innovative Technologies for Mental Illness

Mental health is extremely complicated, and can be difficult to treat effectively. While behavioral health therapies have made leaps and bound over the last several decades, there is still a lot more that can be done, especially when you compare the aforementioned field with other areas of the healthcare sector. Fortunately, the millions of Americans...
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26
Jan

New Recommendations for Depression Screening

Depression is a mental illness which affects millions of Americans, if left untreated the results can be dire. It is mental health disorder that is often seen in the field of addiction, as many of those who abuse drugs and alcohol commonly suffer from depression as well. A significant number of people suffering from depression...
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22
Jul

Childhood Mental Health Disorders May Lead to Adulthood Issues

A new study suggests that children diagnosed with mental health disorders are more likely to experience problems in adulthood. Researchers from Duke University found that children with a mental illness were six times more likely to have trouble as young adults, compared to those without psychiatric disorders, a news release from Duke Medicine reports. The...
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08
Jul

Taking Antipsychotics Without A Diagnosed Mental Health Disorder

In the field of addiction treatment, medications are sometimes used off-label in place of medications that can be habit forming. While drugs like Seroquel XR ® (Quetiapine ER), an atypical antipsychotic, have been approved for treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, the drug has proven beneficial and is commonly used off-label to treat anxiety...
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03
Jul

Breaking Down The Stigma of Mental Illness

Despite mental illness affecting millions of Americans, there is a lot of stigma surrounding the disease. While we have come a long way with breaking down the stigma that accompanies mental illness, there are still plenty of misconceptions that people have about conditions such as bipolar disorder and depression. It is quite difficult for people...
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30
Apr

Parents More Concerned With Mental Health Than Substance Abuse

Teen alcohol and drug use is, and should be, a major concern for parents. The long term risks associated with teenage substance abuse can greatly impact one’s future, leading to a host of problems. Despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 66 percent of high-school students have drank and 41%...
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06
Mar

Campaign To Change Direction, Give An Hour and Easter Seals

Are you ready to join the Campaign to Change Direction? Click to Enlarge This week a number of people and organizations are talking about the Campaign to Change Direction. According to the website: “The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together...
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05
Mar

Turning The Lens On Student Athletes’ Mental Health Issues

Youth Sport Safety Summit meets in Dallas, TX This past Monday, March 2, 2015, the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) held their sixth Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas, TX.  The event was co-hosted by the Youth Sports Safety Alliance. According to the Youth Sports Safety Alliance’s website: “Since 2010, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance...
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