Mental Health

Mental Health Services in Battle Creek MI | Consult Psychiatrist Online

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.

Mental Health Services in Battle Creek MI | Behavioral Health Care

Biomedical scientists tie improved learning processes to reduced symptoms of depression

Biomedical scientists tie improved learning processes to reduced symptoms of depression

Brain imaging and mathematical modeling reveal previously unreported mechanistic features of symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.
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Early signs: Perceptual distortions in late-teens predict psychotic symptoms in mid-life

Early signs: Perceptual distortions in late-teens predict psychotic symptoms in mid-life

Subtle differences in perception during late-teen years can predict the development of hallucinations, delusions, and, in some instances, psychosis later in life, according to new research.
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Many ICU staff have experienced mental health conditions in COVID-19 pandemic

Many ICU staff have experienced mental health conditions in COVID-19 pandemic

A high proportion of staff working in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic have experienced mental health conditions, according to a new study.
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Words matter: Language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma

Words matter: Language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma

Using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma and improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and throughout society. The authors define stigma as negative attitudes toward people that are based on certain distinguishing characteristics.
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Antidepressants may improve outcomes in people with diabetes and depression

Antidepressants may improve outcomes in people with diabetes and depression

People with diabetes and depression who take antidepressants may have a lower risk of death and of serious diabetes complications, according to a new study.
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Electroconvulsive therapy linked to longer hospital stays, increased costs

Electroconvulsive therapy linked to longer hospital stays, increased costs

Electroconvulsive therapy, which may be effective at lowering long-term risks of suicide and death among patients with certain mood disorders, may result in longer hospital stays and increased health care costs, according to researchers. They said delivering the therapy in outpatient settings may make the treatment more cost-effective.
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Brain mapping method illuminates targets for treating neuropsychiatric symptoms

Brain mapping method illuminates targets for treating neuropsychiatric symptoms

Researchers developed a new brain mapping approach that may help clarify the cause of a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions and identify promising stimulation sites to target therapeutically.
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Adult ADHD is linked to numerous physical conditions, study finds

Adult ADHD is linked to numerous physical conditions, study finds

Adults with ADHD are at higher risk of a wide range of physical conditions, including nervous system, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases, according to a large register-based study in Sweden.
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Psychedelic spurs growth of neural connections lost in depression

Psychedelic spurs growth of neural connections lost in depression

In a new study, researchers show that a single dose of psilocybin given to mice prompted an immediate and long-lasting increase in connections between neurons. The findings are published July 5 in the journal Neuron.
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Drug relieves persistent daydreaming, fatigue, and brain sluggishness in adults with ADHD

Drug relieves persistent daydreaming, fatigue, and brain sluggishness in adults with ADHD

Tests of a drug known to stimulate brain activity have shown early success in reducing symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo in 38 men and women with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.)
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