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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.

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'Second-hand' psychological stress can lead to depression in mice, finds study

'Second-hand' psychological stress can lead to depression in mice, finds study

Few studies have explored the effect of psychological stressors on behavior, and neurogenesis, in the context of depression. With the elucidation of a vicarious social defeat stress mouse model, scientists have successfully endeavored in connecting the dots between psychological stress and depression.
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Lack of trust exacerbates loneliness spiral

Lack of trust exacerbates loneliness spiral

Loneliness is a painful feeling. If it persists, it can lead to mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorders. Researchers have now discovered how loneliness is associated with reduced trust. This is reflected in changes in the activity and interaction of various brain structures, especially the insular cortex. The results therefore provide clues for therapeutic options.
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Six stages of engagement in ADHD treatment revealed in new, diverse study

Six stages of engagement in ADHD treatment revealed in new, diverse study

Six stages of engagement in treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been reported by researchers based on a diverse study, inclusive of parents of predominantly racial and ethnic minority children with ADHD.
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Witnessing abuse of sibling can lead to mental health issues

Witnessing abuse of sibling can lead to mental health issues

Researchers find that youth who witness the abuse of a brother or sister by a parent can be just as traumatized as those witnessing violence by a parent against another parent. Such exposure is associated with mental health issues like depression, anxiety and anger.
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Subthreshold depression in adolescents can be successfully treated with psychological interventions, study finds

Subthreshold depression in adolescents can be successfully treated with psychological interventions, study finds

A new study investigates subthreshold depression, a more severe form of depression that includes not only sad mood, but also some of the other symptoms of depression, and reports that psychological interventions may have a modest, but significant effect on the treatment of this type of depression in adolescents.
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Link between ADHD and dementia across generations

Link between ADHD and dementia across generations

A large study has found a link between ADHD and dementia across generations. The study shows that parents and grandparents of individuals with ADHD were at higher risk of dementia than those with children and grandchildren without ADHD.
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Beyond dopamine: New reward circuitry discovered

Beyond dopamine: New reward circuitry discovered

The key to overcoming addictions and psychiatric disorders lives deep inside the netherworld of our brains and the circuitry that causes us to feel good. Just like space, this region of the brain needs more exploration. Researchers have now pushed the science forward on our reward pathways and found there is another pathway beyond dopamine.
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Having MS plus depression may be tied to increased risk of early death

Having MS plus depression may be tied to increased risk of early death

Depression is common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and a new study shows that people with both conditions may be more likely to die over the next decade than people with just one or neither condition. The study also found that people with MS and depression have an increased risk of developing vascular disease such as heart attack and stroke.
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Integrated treatment for depression and heart failure improves quality of life and mood

Integrated treatment for depression and heart failure improves quality of life and mood

Results suggest that simple measures, such as depression care administered by phone, can make a big difference for patients recovering from heart failure.
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Altered functional brain network connectivity associated with symptoms of post-traumatic stress in COVID-19 survivors, study shows

Altered functional brain network connectivity associated with symptoms of post-traumatic stress in COVID-19 survivors, study shows

COVID-19 survivors report significantly higher symptoms of post-traumatic stress, and these symptoms are associated with changes to the brain's connectivity, according to a new study.
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