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.

New insights about depression

New insights about depression

New research reveals new insights about risk factors for depression based on data from a landmark longitudinal study focused on heart disease.
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Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation

Gut microbiota plays a role in brain function and mood regulation

Depression is a mental disorder that affects more than 264 million people of all ages worldwide. Understanding its mechanisms is vital for the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Scientists recently conducted a study showing that an imbalance in the gut bacterial community can cause a reduction in some metabolites, resulting in depressive-like behaviors. These findings show that a healthy gut microbiota contributes to normal brain function.
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Strong social support decreases mental health problems in young adults

Strong social support decreases mental health problems in young adults

Early adulthood, a transitional life stage marked by major changes in social roles and responsibilities, can bring with it an increase of mental health problems.
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Rewiring stroke survivors brains could alleviate depression

Rewiring stroke survivors brains could alleviate depression

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression after stroke, using a high frequency brain stimulation device to improve low moods.
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Promising treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, PMDD

Promising treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, PMDD

The mental symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder improve following treatment with a progesterone receptor modulator. The mechanism of action of the study drug provides insights into the potential molecular mechanisms underlying this disorder and its treatment.
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Increased social media use linked to developing depression

Increased social media use linked to developing depression

Young adults who increased their use of social media were significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, according to a new national study.
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New compound related to psychedelic ibogaine could treat addiction, depression

New compound related to psychedelic ibogaine could treat addiction, depression

A non-hallucinogenic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine, with potential for treating addiction, depression and other psychiatric disorders, has been developed by researchers.
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Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death

Youth depression tied to higher risk of 66 diseases and premature death

Depressed children and teenagers have an increased risk of suffering from premature death and a wide range of illnesses later in life. That is according to a large observational study. The findings highlight the need to look for other potential diseases following childhood or adolescent depression. Other psychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and substance misuse, can explain part of the association.
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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first UK lockdown

Significant increase in depression seen among children during first UK lockdown

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures, according to a new study.
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Teen dislike of physical appearance strong predictor of depression in early adulthood

Teen dislike of physical appearance strong predictor of depression in early adulthood

Teens who are unhappy with their physical appearance are at significantly heightened risk of depression by the time they reach early adulthood.
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