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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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Social media break improves mental health, study suggests

Social media break improves mental health, study suggests

Results of a new study which asked participants to take a week-long break from TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook find positive effects for wellbeing, depression and anxiety.
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Researchers reveal possible molecular blood signature for suicide in major depression

Researchers reveal possible molecular blood signature for suicide in major depression

Researchers have developed an approach to identify blood biomarkers that could predict the suicide risk of major depressive disorder (MDD) patients.
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Shielding children from food insecurity — no protection from psychological problems

Shielding children from food insecurity — no protection from psychological problems

New research found that in families where adults sacrifice their own nutritional needs so that their offspring are fed first, the mental health of both groups is less severely affected, although it is nevertheless affected.
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Mental illness plays havoc with the mind as well as the heart

Mental illness plays havoc with the mind as well as the heart

We need to pay more attention to the physical impacts of mental illness. It could not only be messing with your mind, but also your heart, say scientists.
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Cognitive impairment from severe COVID-19 equivalent to 20 years of aging, study finds

Cognitive impairment from severe COVID-19 equivalent to 20 years of aging, study finds

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say scientists.
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Use of school mental health services rose just before the pandemic, study finds

Use of school mental health services rose just before the pandemic, study finds

Researchers have found that use of school of mental health services went up among key adolescent groups in the year before COVID-19 struck compared to previous years in the U.S. The study offers critical insights about the importance of school mental health services in alleviating the growing youth mental health crisis.
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Stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy may hinder toddler's cognitive development

Stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy may hinder toddler's cognitive development

Women's elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring's cognitive development at 18 months. These changes also increased internalizing and dysregulation behaviors, according to a new study. Researchers followed a cohort of 97 pregnant women and their babies. The findings further suggest that persistent psychological distress after the baby is born may influence the parent-child interaction and infant self-regulation.
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New studies show special mental health risks for certain groups of new doctors

New studies show special mental health risks for certain groups of new doctors

First-year surgery residents, and first-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful training period.
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Neuronal plasticity in chronic pain-induced anxiety revealed

Neuronal plasticity in chronic pain-induced anxiety revealed

Researchers have shown how chronic pain leads to maladaptive anxiety in mice, with implications for treatment of chronic pain-related psychiatric disorders in humans.
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Living in areas with more greenery may boost cognitive function, study finds

Living in areas with more greenery may boost cognitive function, study finds

New evidence links residential exposure to greenspace, such as green vegetation, as a potential population-level approach to improve processing speed and attention, and overall cognitive function.
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