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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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Focus on the positive to improve classroom behavior

Focus on the positive to improve classroom behavior

When teachers encounter disruptive or noncompliant students in the classroom, they typically respond by focusing on the negative behavior.
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Depression, anxiety, loneliness are peaking in college students

Depression, anxiety, loneliness are peaking in college students

New nationwide survey data uncovers college students' current mental health challenges and needs.
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Boys who play video games have lower depression risk

Boys who play video games have lower depression risk

Boys who regularly play video games at age 11 are less likely to develop depressive symptoms three years later, finds a new study.
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Irregular sleep schedules connected to bad moods and depression, study shows

Irregular sleep schedules connected to bad moods and depression, study shows

Irregular sleep schedules can affect mood and risk of developing symptoms of depression according to a study of first-year medical residents that used Fitbits and smartphones.
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Mentally ill kids become less healthy adults

Mentally ill kids become less healthy adults

A new pair of studies make the case that early-life mental health problems can lead to physical diseases and advanced aging in adulthood. But because mental health conditions can appear early in life, the researchers say that investment in prompt mental health care could be used to prevent later diseases and reduce healthcare costs.
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Tiny population of neurons may have big role in depression

Tiny population of neurons may have big role in depression

Scientists report the first evidence that, not short-term stress, like a series of tough college exams, rather chronic, unpredictable stress like that which erupts in our personal and professional lives, induces changes in the function of AgRP neurons that may contribute to depression.
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COVID-related depression linked to reduced physical activity

COVID-related depression linked to reduced physical activity

New research found that 61 percent of surveyed university students were at risk of clinical depression, a value twice the rate prior to the pandemic. This rise in depression came alongside dramatic shifts in lifestyle habits.
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Can strep throat make tics worse in kids?

Can strep throat make tics worse in kids?

Exposure to the bacteria that causes strep throat does not appear to make Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders worse in children and teens, according to a new study. However, exposure was associated with increased symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
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Long-term stress linked to increased risk of heart attack

Long-term stress linked to increased risk of heart attack

Can long-term stress lead to heart attacks? Most people would probably answer in the affirmative, but the scientific evidence of this is scarce. A new study reveals that the levels of the stress hormone cortisol were increased in the months preceding a heart attack. The results suggest that long-term stress is a risk factor for heart attacks.
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Sleep keeps teens on track for good mental health

Sleep keeps teens on track for good mental health

As families settle back into a new school year, sleep experts are reminding parents about the importance of teenagers getting enough sleep, cautioning them that insufficient sleep can negatively affect their mental health.
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