Mental Health

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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.

Study links rising stress, depression in U.S. to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Study links rising stress, depression in U.S. to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Experiencing multiple stressors triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic -- such as unemployment -- and COVID-19-related media consumption are directly linked to rising acute stress and depressive symptoms across the United States, according to a new study.
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Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.
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Novel neuroimaging study on dissociative symptoms reveals wounds of childhood trauma

Novel neuroimaging study on dissociative symptoms reveals wounds of childhood trauma

Brain imaging analyses can uncover changes in functional connections between brain regions linked to dissociative symptoms.
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Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child’s brain development

Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child’s brain development

A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and poor attention.
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Loneliness levels high during COVID-19 lockdown

Loneliness levels high during COVID-19 lockdown

During the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown, rates of loneliness among people in the UK were high and were associated with a number of social and health factors, according to a new study.
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Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic

Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic

For people still employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, job insecurity and financial concern are associated with greater symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a new study.
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Enrolling in health education courses may help change student’s beliefs about stress

Enrolling in health education courses may help change student’s beliefs about stress

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New research finds that college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset.
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Insomnia treatment offers relief

Insomnia treatment offers relief

Insomnia causing sleepless nights, daytime fatigue and poor health outcomes is a cycle worth busting, experts say, with depression, anxiety and stress a common co-occurrence. A study of more than 450 insomnia patients in Australia has confirmed some positive results for such patients with insomnia.
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Amyloid deposits not associated with depression in the elderly

Amyloid deposits not associated with depression in the elderly

Researchers have suspected that amyloid beta deposits might also underlie the cognitive decline seen in older people with depression, however a new study has found that abnormal amyloid beta deposits were actually found in fewer older adults with major depression compared to non-depressed control subjects.
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ADHD study reveals unique genetic differences in African American patients

ADHD study reveals unique genetic differences in African American patients

Researchers have shown there may be key genetic differences in the causes of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between African Americans and people of European ancestry, which may play an important part in how patients of different ethnic backgrounds respond to treatments for this condition.
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