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    Stigma of Mental Illness Prevents Some From Seeking Treatment

Stigma of Mental Illness Prevents Some From Seeking Treatment

Suicide leaves many questions unanswered. It is an incomprehensible act, in many cases with little to no warning, and it is insufferable for those closest to the victim. 
Complicating the grieving for those left behind is the fact that the victim may not have sought treatment for their incapacitating despair. There are so many reasons that contribute to individuals not […]

Sleep Disruptions Impact Emotional Well-being

When one has difficulty sleeping, the waking world seems opaque. On top of feeling tired and fatigued, those who experience sleep disturbances can be irritable and have difficulty concentrating. When one has more severe cases of insomnia, one also faces a higher risk of developing heart disease, chronic pain, hypertension, and respiratory disorders. It can even cause some to […]

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    Margot Kidder Whose Struggles with Bipolar Disorder Were Widely Publicized, Has Died

Margot Kidder Whose Struggles with Bipolar Disorder Were Widely Publicized, Has Died

The actress Margot Kidder passed away at the age of 69 over the weekend. She was found in her home in Livingston, Montana. Police are currently investigating her death, but no foul play is suspected. She had said that she was in bed with the flu during a telephone interview with Drew and Mike, two Detroit-based DJs. It is […]

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    Study in Mice Offers Hope for New Human Anxiety Treatment Options

Study in Mice Offers Hope for New Human Anxiety Treatment Options

With nothing more than a very well-aimed beam of light, a team of researchers have discovered that they can effectively eliminate the feeling of anxiety—at least in mice. The research could eventually spell relief for the millions of Americans suffering with anxiety disorders. It also adds to the growing body of evidence that alternative treatments and emerging technologies have […]

Even Disney Princesses can Experience Anxiety

One in every four Americans suffers from at least one kind of anxiety disorder. On top of being common and coming in a variety of forms, these disorders also afflict people from all walks of life—even those who perform for a living.

A surprisingly large number of musicians, actors, and actresses are affected by anxiety disorders. Some may believe that […]

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    New Study Finds Rates of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Increasing

New Study Finds Rates of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Increasing

Surprisingly, a new study recently published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics has found that as many as 2.6 million American children and adolescents were suffering from at least one anxiety disorder in 2011-12. This is particularly worrisome when one considers that even moderate forms of anxiety disorders can be extremely disruptive to a patient’s life. Some […]

Ryan Reynolds Talks About His Bouts With Anxiety

The highly anticipated Deadpool 2 will be released this Friday. Much of the excitement surrounding the film has been due to Ryan Reynolds’ depiction of the film’s titular character, whose sardonic and irreverent humor fits Mr. Reynolds like a glove. His portrayal of the cocky anti-hero is so effortless that he has been promoting the film almost entirely in […]

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    Acknowledging Mental Illness: a First Step in Combatting Gun Violence

Acknowledging Mental Illness: a First Step in Combatting Gun Violence

CNN’s Van Jones welcomed James Shaw Jr. onto his show over the weekend. Mr. Shaw is famous for demonstrating a great deal of courage when he disarmed and tackled the man who opened fire at a Nashville Waffle House in April, thereby saving perhaps dozens of lives.

Much of the interview focused on Mr. Shaw’s thoughts on the gun problem […]

NBA Joins Effort To De-stigmatize Mental Illness

With the NBA Conference Semifinals under way, the attention of just about every basketball fan in the world is squarely focused on the events taking place on the court. The NBA, however, also has its focus on another ball. The organization is joining forces with the players’ union to launch a program that addresses the mental wellness of players. […]

Stuttering: More Treatment Options Than Ever Before

Stuttering is a speech disorder characterized by the involuntary disruption of verbal fluency. It is relatively common, with as many as 55 million people worldwide being affected by the disorder. Severe cases of stuttering can be virtually debilitating. Those who stutter can find themselves avoiding social situations or not progressing in academic or professional careers, with detrimental socioeconomic implications […]