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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

Psychedelic science holds promise for mainstream medicine

Psychedelic science holds promise for mainstream medicine

A team of neuroscientists is uncovering how psychedelics affect brain activity. New work shows a strong connection in rodent models between brain activity and behaviors resulting from psychedelic treatment, a step forward in the quest to better understand their potential therapeutic effects.
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Study reveals process to explain how maternal stress triggers idiopathic preterm birth

Study reveals process to explain how maternal stress triggers idiopathic preterm birth

A research team has uncovered a molecular mechanism to help explain how psychological and/or physiological stress in pregnant women triggers preterm birth with no known cause.
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A remote, computerized training program eases anxiety in children

A remote, computerized training program eases anxiety in children

Using a computerized and completely remote training program, researchers have found a way to mitigate negative emotions in children. Results support the link between inhibitory control dysfunction and anxiety/depression. EEG results also provide evidence of frontal alpha asymmetry shifting to the left after completing an emotional version of the training. Computerized cognitive training programs can be highly beneficial for children, not just for academics, but for psychological and emotional functioning during a challenging time in their development.
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When peeking in your brain may help with mental illness

When peeking in your brain may help with mental illness

In recent years, researchers have begun using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) not just to better understand the neural bases of psychiatric illness, but also for experimental treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and schizophrenia with real-time fMRI neurofeedback. But how well does it work?
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Researchers identify brain ion channel as new approach to treating depression

Researchers identify brain ion channel as new approach to treating depression

Clinical trial results provide rationale for continued study of the KCNQ type of ion channel.
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Deciphering the genetics behind eating disorders

Deciphering the genetics behind eating disorders

By analysing the genome of tens of thousand people, a team has discovering similarities between the genetic bases of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder, and those of psychiatric disorders. Eating disorders differ in their genetic association with anthropometric traits. Thus, genetic predisposition to certain weight traits may be a distinctive feature of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or binge-eating disorder.
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Gut health and mood genetically entwined

Gut health and mood genetically entwined

Researchers have provided clues to how the gut and brain work together by studying health data from nearly half a million people.
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Research finds college students with ADHD are likely to experience significant challenges

Research finds college students with ADHD are likely to experience significant challenges

In one of largest and most comprehensive investigations of college students with ADHD ever conducted, new research confirms students with ADHD face significant challenges across all four years of college and predicts ways academic outcomes can be improved.
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Depressed and out of work? Therapy may help you find a job

Depressed and out of work? Therapy may help you find a job

If depression is making it more difficult for some unemployed people to land a job, one type of therapy may help, research suggests. In a new study, 41% of unemployed or underemployed people undergoing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) found a new job or went from part- to full-time work by the end of the 16-week treatment for depression.
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Lonely adolescents are susceptible to internet addiction

Lonely adolescents are susceptible to internet addiction

Loneliness is a risk factor associated with adolescents being drawn into compulsive internet use. The risk of compulsive use has grown in the coronavirus pandemic: loneliness has become increasingly prevalent among adolescents, who spend longer and longer periods of time online.
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