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

Parental stress is a contributing factor linking maternal depression to child anxiety and depressive symptoms

Parental stress is a contributing factor linking maternal depression to child anxiety and depressive symptoms

A secondary analysis of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (Fragile Families) found a bi-directional relationship where a mother's mental health symptoms impacted the child's mental health symptoms and vice versa, according to researchers.
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Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders

A new study finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population.
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Sick and tired: Research reveals toll of poor sleep among health care workers

Sick and tired: Research reveals toll of poor sleep among health care workers

New studies quantify the effect of the COVID pandemic on health care workers' sleep patterns and the potential damaging consequences of sleep disturbance on their mental health.
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Treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy can prevent major depression in older adults

Treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy can prevent major depression in older adults

A new study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) prevented major depression, decreasing the likelihood of depression by over 50% as compared to sleep education therapy in adults over the age of 60 with insomnia.
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Chronic stress and depression boost this brain receptor; a new study maps out how to block it

Chronic stress and depression boost this brain receptor; a new study maps out how to block it

Eliminating GPR158 activity in stressed mice made them resistant to depression and anxiety. A new study in the journal Science reveals the unusual brain receptor's structure, and possible ways a medication might reduce its sway.
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Parental depression is associated with worse childhood mental health, educational attainment, study finds

Parental depression is associated with worse childhood mental health, educational attainment, study finds

Children who live with a parent who has depression are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational milestones, according to a new study.
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Neuroscientists explore mysterious 'events' in the brain that open new avenues for understanding brain injuries and disorders

Neuroscientists explore mysterious 'events' in the brain that open new avenues for understanding brain injuries and disorders

Using a new model of brain activity, computational neuroscientists are exploring striking bursts of activity in the human brain that have not been examined before. These bursts may have potential to serve as biomarkers for brain disease and conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia, and ADHD.
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Medical training takes a mental toll, but less than a decade ago

Medical training takes a mental toll, but less than a decade ago

A 13-year effort to track the mental health of new doctors in their most stressful time of training shows signs that things have gotten better. But those first-year residents, also called interns, still have a sizable risk of developing depression. And many who do still don't seek help.
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Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

The thickness of growth marks in primary (or 'baby') teeth may help identify children at risk for depression and other mental health disorders later in life, according to a ground-breaking investigation.
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New imaging biomarkers predict antidepressant response

New imaging biomarkers predict antidepressant response

The outcome predictive models were developed in part using data from a large multi-center study. The findings provide strong evidence that the current trial-and-error approach used in clinical practice for the selection of the right antidepressant can be replaced with this new precision medicine approach.
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