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By On December 13th, 2017

Researchers claim there are five types of depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety have always been difficult to really describe or quantify for both patients and clinical professionals because the conditions can be so amorphous. While some people with depression may struggle with some symptoms, others may have a completely different experience. Yet, the limited understanding and diagnostic tools mental health workers have been relying…

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By On June 30th, 2017

Over half of all opioid prescriptions go to people with mood disorders

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are well-known to face higher risks of substance abuse and addiction. This hasn’t stopped doctors across the United States from prescribing potentially addictive opioids to people struggling with these types of mental health problems, according to a new report raising questions about how medical professionals are responding to the…

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By On May 31st, 2017

Mental Health by the Numbers

With changes in store for the Affordable Care Act and the possible elimination or reduction of benefits for mental health and substance use disorders, it is vital to take a look at the current status of American healthcare. Do we currently have enough resources to serve people living with mental health and substance use disorders?…

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By On March 20th, 2017

Zayn Malik Keeps Tearing Down Eating Disorder Myths

When singer Zayn Malik first told the public about his experience with an eating disorder, he helped chip away at the misconception that only women are affected by these types of disorders. Now, in an interview with U.K. publication The Times, the former member of One Direction is shedding more insight into his experiences and…

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By On February 10th, 2017

Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Anxiety May Literally Change Your Brain

  Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the leading treatments for a number of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. A significant number of studies have shown it to be one of the most effective forms of therapy, and now a new report indicates the non-pharmacological treatment may even change the…

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By On November 7th, 2016

“What Is The Difference Between Anxiety and a Panic Attack?”

When people talk about anxiety attacks and panic attacks, they typically use the phrases interchangeably. Many people are even entirely unaware that the two are actually clinically distinct with their own unique signs and experiences. Panic attacks are recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM 5), where it is…

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By On March 15th, 2016

Could Anxiety Fundamentally Alter a Person’s Perception?

Anxiety can do a lot more than just make a person uncomfortable. It can cause severe social deficiencies, make it difficult to build lasting and meaningful relationships, and even affect a person’s ability to perform in school or work. Now, new research says anxiety may even fundamentally change how a person perceives the world. A…

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By On February 8th, 2016

Ten Percent of People With Depression or Anxiety May Also Have Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is believed to be widely under-diagnosed, with many people going their entire lives without ever being clinically diagnosed or treated. However, a new study may provide a new avenue to improve diagnosis rates by improving identification of bipolar disorder in individuals who have already been diagnosed with depression or anxiety. The new report,…

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