Mental Health

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.

Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function.

A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy). Please call us. We can help you live a better life.

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents

Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.
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Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function

Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function

In the largest study of its kind, an association has been found in living patients exposed to repetitive head impacts and difficulties with cognitive functioning and depression years or decades later.
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Unexpected mental illnesses found in a spectrum of a rare genetic disorder

Unexpected mental illnesses found in a spectrum of a rare genetic disorder

Researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a ''double hit'' condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder, in addition to a range of psychiatric symptoms. The findings revealed the need for clinicians to consider the complexities of the co-existing conditions of patients with both psychological and fragile X associated disorders.
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Cyberbullying linked to post traumatic stress for victims and perpetrators

Cyberbullying linked to post traumatic stress for victims and perpetrators

Cyberbullying -- bullying online rather than face to face -- is linked to various types of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, both for victims and perpetrators, suggests new research.
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More than 80 percent of Americans report nation’s future is significant source of stress

More than 80 percent of Americans report nation’s future is significant source of stress

More than 8 in 10 Americans (83 percent) say the future of our nation is a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association's most recent survey report.
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Poor sleep significantly linked with teenage depression

Poor sleep significantly linked with teenage depression

Teenagers who experience very poor sleep may be more likely to experience poor mental health in later life, as depressed teens in study slept 30 minutes less per night than other groups.
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Brain research sheds light on the molecular mechanisms of depression

Brain research sheds light on the molecular mechanisms of depression

A new study reveals how symptoms indicating depression and anxiety are linked to brain function changes already in healthy individuals.
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Depression associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease

Depression associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease

A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.
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Mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy aids highly stressed people, study finds

Mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy aids highly stressed people, study finds

A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness and hypnotherapy has shown positive results.
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Research delves into causes of nightmares that shadow female survivors of sexual trauma

Research delves into causes of nightmares that shadow female survivors of sexual trauma

A new study attempts to shed light on triggers of post-trauma nightmare occurrences -- a topic that has received scant study.
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