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ADHD Does Not Disappear When One Reaches Adulthood

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a well-known affliction that is characterized by difficulties in impulse control, hyperactivity, and a reduced capacity to concentrate for extended periods of time. While it is typically considered to be an issue afflicting children and young adults, a growing body of research has revealed that ADHD does not disappear when one reaches adulthood. It is […]

Pharmacogenomics: Drug – Gene Testing

A recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has revealed some disturbing statistics about the side effects of many of the drugs we take. To start, over one-third of Americans are currently taking at least one medication that lists depression as a potential side effect. The number of Americans currently taking at least three such medications is 9.5 percent. Even more shocking, the number of Americans […]

Strength Training Can Reduce Depressive Symptoms

A review of more than 30 separate studies published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry has found that physical activity, particularly weightlifting and strength training, can have benefits that go beyond improving your physique. Such exercise can also reduce depressive symptoms.

While it would be a stretch to say that this kind of exercise is a cure for depression, the paper’s […]

Celebrities Open Up About Struggles with Mental Illness

There is a growing number of celebrities who are stepping forward to open up about their struggles with mental illnesses like anxiety disorder, depression and bipolar disorder. Such an act of bravery has multiple benefits. For one, it chips away at the social stigma surrounding mental illness and makes discussing the issue less taboo. It also demonstrates that having […]

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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 […]