Mental Health

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Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental 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.

COVID-19 may deepen depression, anxiety, and PTSD among pregnant and postpartum women

COVID-19 may deepen depression, anxiety, and PTSD among pregnant and postpartum women

In a new study, researchers surveyed pregnant women and those who had recently given birth, finding concerning rates of depression, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, which were found to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related grief and health worries.
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National Autism Indicators Report: Health and health care of individuals with autism

National Autism Indicators Report: Health and health care of individuals with autism

Researchers highlight a holistic picture of what health and health care look like across the life course for people on the autism spectrum.
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First meta-analysis shows promise for yoga, meditation, mindfulness in concussion

First meta-analysis shows promise for yoga, meditation, mindfulness in concussion

Chronic concussion symptoms are notoriously difficult to treat. But a researcher who is also a yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for 17 years - is hoping that a recent study, the first-ever meta-analysis looking at the use of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based interventions for the effective treatment of chronic concussion symptoms, will offer hope to those still struggling with their symptoms.
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Why spending a long time on your phone isn’t bad for mental health

Why spending a long time on your phone isn’t bad for mental health

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes. Researchers measured the time spent on smartphones by 199 iPhone users and 46 Android users for one week. Surprisingly, the amount of time spent on the smartphone was not related to poor mental health. Instead, the study found that mental health was associated with concerns and worries about their own smartphone usage.
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Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

Infants' brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a brain scanning study has revealed.
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Long-acting antipsychotic therapy plus cognitive training show promise for schizophrenia

Long-acting antipsychotic therapy plus cognitive training show promise for schizophrenia

Scientists have found that the use of long-acting antipsychotic medication combined with the use of cognitive training in group settings led to improved cognition and increased productivity.
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Drug eases recovery for those with severe alcohol withdrawal

Drug eases recovery for those with severe alcohol withdrawal

Scientists say a drug originally developed to treat high blood pressure can reduce severe withdrawal symptoms for patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorder.
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Virtual reality helps measure vulnerability to stress

Virtual reality helps measure vulnerability to stress

Behavioral scientists have developed a virtual reality test that assesses a person's vulnerability to stress while exploring immersive environments. The resulting model offers the field of stress research one of the first such tools that does not rely on subjective evaluations.
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Loneliness in youth could impact mental health over the long term

Loneliness in youth could impact mental health over the long term

A new review reports on the available evidence about children and young people specifically, stating that loneliness is associated with mental health problems, including depression and anxiety-potentially affecting them years later.
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A regular dose of nature may improve mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

A regular dose of nature may improve mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new study suggests that nature around one's home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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