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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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Study with military suggests 'blended' individual and team mindfulness is at least as effective as standard mindfulness training

Study with military suggests 'blended' individual and team mindfulness is at least as effective as standard mindfulness training

New study suggests that a 'blended' eight-week mindfulness program that adds Team Mindfulness Training (TMT) to a shortened version of the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) course for individual mindfulness is just as effective as the standard MBSR course alone. It may even offer further benefit by increasing collective stress management skills.
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Hepatitis C drugs may reduce PTSD symptoms

Hepatitis C drugs may reduce PTSD symptoms

A new study found that the medication combination glecaprevir and pibrentasvir had the strongest association with PTSD symptom improvement among the DAAs most prescribed in the VA.
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Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation, making it a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression according to researchers.
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Routine depression screening may capture underdiagnosed patient populations

Routine depression screening may capture underdiagnosed patient populations

Screening for depression at the primary care level could dramatically increase the likelihood of treatment for those who are traditionally undertreated -- racial and ethnic minority individuals, older adults, those with limited English proficiency and men -- according to a new study.
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Early-term births associated with higher rate of ADHD as reported by teachers

Early-term births associated with higher rate of ADHD as reported by teachers

Among children born at term (37--41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.
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Vitamin D supplementation seems to alleviate depressive symptoms in adults

Vitamin D supplementation seems to alleviate depressive symptoms in adults

An extensive meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults with depression. Conducted by an international team of researchers, the meta-analysis includes dozens of studies from around the world.
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Non-invasive stimulation of the eye for depression and dementia

Non-invasive stimulation of the eye for depression and dementia

Researchers have discovered that the electrical stimulation of the eye surface can alleviate depression-like symptoms and improve cognitive function in animal models.
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Minorities bore disproportionate mental health impact of pandemic

Minorities bore disproportionate mental health impact of pandemic

Racial and ethnic minorities bore a disproportionate mental health burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.
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How college students perceive academic stress affects their mental well-being

How college students perceive academic stress affects their mental well-being

Students who are nonbinary, female or in their second year of college are most affected by academic stress, a new study finds.
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A brain mechanism underlying the evolution of anxiety

A brain mechanism underlying the evolution of anxiety

New research using genome editing technology has allowed scientists to create a model and assess a gene mutation associated with neuropsychiatric disorders in humans. The study has revealed how the mutation functions in the brain and affects anxiety and sociality.
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