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By On August 21st, 2018

Moderate exercise helps mental health, but too much can be a bad thing

A new study has confirmed something many have suspected for decades: exercise can help improve mental health, especially among those with depression. According to the findings published in The Lancet Psychiatry, adults who regularly exercised saw an average of 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health each month compared to those who did not exercise.…

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By On August 16th, 2018

New coping strategies may help those with bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder has been clinically recognized for years, but the mechanisms that underly the condition and the ways the disorder expresses itself have remained poorly understood. Now, researchers say they have identified a unique way that bipolar disorder expresses itself that can improve treatment and therapy options for those with the disorder. As researchers from…

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By On August 10th, 2018

CDC Says Opioid Abuse In Pregnant Women Has Quadrupled

Medical professionals are finding an unprecedented number of women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor or delivery, with the rates of pregnant women with OUD quadrupling between 1999 and 2014. According to a new multistate study of trends from the Centers for Control and Disease, overall opioid use or addiction is not just rising.…

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By On August 8th, 2018

VR Technology May Bridge The Gap In Eating Disorder Treatment

For someone with an eating disorder, even the most innocuous activities can be dread-inducing. Going out to eat, shopping at the mall, or showing up at events can feel like nightmares brought to life, as those with eating disorders are forced to confront their triggers face-to-face. This is why a common part of the most…

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By On August 6th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to “keep fighting” after overdose

After being hospitalized for an overdose in late July, Demi Lovato says she is taking time to focus on her sobriety and “road to recovery.” “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato wrote in a letter posted to her Instagram on Sunday. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not…

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By On August 2nd, 2018

Anorexia may rewire how the brain responds to taste

A unique difference in how the brain responds to taste may help explain how eating disorders develop in individuals and open the door to potential future treatments according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A group of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says they have found evidence…

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By On July 30th, 2018

OKC Thunder’s Steven Adams reveals his struggles with depression

Over the past few years, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams has become something of an adopted home-town hero. Though he is a New Zealand native, Oklahomans have come to love his feats on the court and his good-natured goofiness off the court. However, even his biggest fans may be surprised to learn Adams struggled…

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By On July 25th, 2018

Does internet addiction increase your risk of suicide?

Internet addiction is still a relatively new and poorly understood condition, but there is growing evidence it could have severe implications for someone’s life – including a higher risk of suicide. A new review of 23 studies involving more than 270,000 found that internet addiction may be linked to higher rates of suicidal ideation and…

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By On July 23rd, 2018

Brain stimulation system shows promise in treating severe anorexia

Researchers say they may have found a way to treat the most severe cases of anorexia be connecting electrodes to very specific areas of the brain. Before you go imagining old “electro-shock” therapies you’ve seen in horror movies, this system is discreet and non-painful. It requires placing electrodes inside the brain connected to a small…

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