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.

Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

Suspension of fertility treatments during COVID-19 has mental health impacts

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to a new study.
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Mental illness treatment varies widely among American adolescents within and across zip codes

Mental illness treatment varies widely among American adolescents within and across zip codes

After a mental illness episode, less than half of children received any therapy within three months, and 22.5% of children received only drug therapy, according to a new study.
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Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress

Ten minutes of massage or rest will help your body fight stress

Study shows that short, easy-to-apply relaxation techniques can activate the body's regenerative system for fighting stress -- offering new perspective on how we can treat stress-related disease
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People react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep

People react better to both negative and positive events with more sleep

New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the good things. This has important health implications: previous research shows that being unable to maintain positive emotions in the face of stress puts people at risk of inflammation and even an earlier death.
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Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

New research has shown for the first time that people over 50 who report higher levels of loneliness are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.
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Certain coping strategies can help offset pandemic’s mental health hits

Certain coping strategies can help offset pandemic’s mental health hits

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to negative mental health effects for many in the U.S., according to new Penn State research. But the researchers also found that some coping techniques -- like wearing masks and focusing on self-care -- were linked with positive mental health.
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Loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children

Loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children

The death of a family pet can trigger a sense of grief in children that is profound and prolonged, and can potentially lead to subsequent mental health issues.
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Emotion vocabulary reflects state of well-being

Emotion vocabulary reflects state of well-being

The vast way in which you describe your emotions can reveal your lived experience and wellness status.
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Scientists decipher role of a stress response gene

Scientists decipher role of a stress response gene

A team of scientists is shedding new light on the gene regulatory pathways activated by cortisol, a hormone secreted in response to stress. Their research helps explain why exposure to chronic stress early in life shortens lifespan and contribute to age-related chronic diseases later in life -- long after the source of stress has been removed.
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COVID-stress may be hard to beat even with exercise

COVID-stress may be hard to beat even with exercise

In a study of twins, people who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity levels stayed the same.
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