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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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Psychological capital may be the antidote for working in a pandemic, study suggests

Psychological capital may be the antidote for working in a pandemic, study suggests

Just like the COVID-19 vaccine protects against contracting the contagious virus, the collective elements of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency helps inoculate employees from the negative effects of working through a pandemic, according to a new study.
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Stressed teens benefit from coping online, but a little goes a long way

Stressed teens benefit from coping online, but a little goes a long way

An adolescent's day can be filled with a dizzying array of digital technologies. For many teenagers, being online is a way to pass the time and communicate with friends. Cell phones and social media can also help teens cope with stressful events -- as long as they strike the right balance between spending time online and pursuing other coping activities.
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Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health

Think leisure is a waste? That may not bode well for your mental health

Feeling like leisure is wasteful and unproductive may lead to less happiness and higher levels of stress and depression, new research suggests.
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COVID-19 pandemic linked to an increase in intimate partner aggression, study shows

COVID-19 pandemic linked to an increase in intimate partner aggression, study shows

Rates of physical and psychological aggression among couples increased significantly after the implementation of shelter-in-place restrictions at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The findings indicate that stress related to the pandemic was strongly associated with perpetration of intimate partner aggression, even among individuals considered at low risk.
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Histamine could be a key player in depression, according to study in mice

Histamine could be a key player in depression, according to study in mice

Bodily inflammation dampens levels of a 'feel-good molecule' and antidepressants' ability to boost them, according to new research in mice.
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Survivors of trauma struggle to move on from the loss of loved ones

Survivors of trauma struggle to move on from the loss of loved ones

Among individuals who survive a trauma that resulted in the loss of a close friend or loved one, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can predict complicated grief -- a sense of persistent sadness and an inability to cope -- years after the trauma, according to new research.
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Just 10% of kids with ADHD outgrow it, study finds

Just 10% of kids with ADHD outgrow it, study finds

Most children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) don't outgrow the disorder, as widely thought. It manifests itself in adulthood in different ways and waxes and wanes over a lifetime, according to a new study.
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Lyme disease heightens risk of mental disorders, suicidality

Lyme disease heightens risk of mental disorders, suicidality

A new study reports that patients hospitalized with Lyme disease had a 28 percent higher rate of mental disorders and were twice as likely to attempt suicide. Physicians and patients should be aware of the potential for psychiatric symptoms post-Lyme infection, particularly during the first year after diagnosis.
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Younger children in a school class at greater risk of long-term negative outcomes like low educational achievement and substance misuse

Younger children in a school class at greater risk of long-term negative outcomes like low educational achievement and substance misuse

Those youngest in a class were more likely to experience low educational achievement, substance misuse disorder, and depression in later life. However, younger children with ADHD appeared less at risk of depression.
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New findings on how ketamine prevents depression

New findings on how ketamine prevents depression

The discovery that the anaesthetic ketamine can help people with severe depression has raised hopes of finding new treatment options for the disease. Researchers have now identified novel mechanistic insights how the drug exerts its antidepressant effect.
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