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By On October 16th, 2018

Apple donates 1,000 Apple Watches for binge eating disorder research

Apple Watches have become a popular way for people to monitor their health, and now Apple is hoping this technology can go even further by assisting in medical research. According to a report from CNBC, the company is donating one-thousand Apple Watches for a study seeking to track biological changes in people living with binge…

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By On October 12th, 2018

ADHD may make you better at creative thinking

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is tied to numerous debilitating and frustrating symptoms that can have huge implications for a person’s life. However, new research published in the Journal of Creative Behavior suggests there may be one potential upside to the mental illness. Dr. Holly White, a researcher at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology…

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By On October 4th, 2018

Study finds strong link between depression and opioid abuse

Many factors have been linked to determining a person’s risk for abusing opioids or their potential for an overdose, including a person’s past substance abuse risk, chronic pain, and even their gender. Now, research published in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology suggests depression may also be a strong sign of potential opioid abuse.…

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By On October 2nd, 2018

More than one-third of college freshman show signs of mental illness

More than one-third of college freshman in eight countries show signs of diagnosable mental health issues, according to a recent large-scale study organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). The findings published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology came from a survey given to nearly 14,000 students from 19 universities as part of WHO’s World…

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By On September 26th, 2018

Experts discuss why LGBTQ people are at such high risk for eating disorders

It is no secret that LGBTQ individuals are significantly more likely to develop eating disorders compared to heterosexual and cisgender people. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, gay men are 7-times as likely to live with an eating disorder and 12-times more likely to report purging behavior. Similarly, bisexual or lesbian women and transgender…

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By On September 25th, 2018

Open Dialogue as a Best Practice in Transgender Health Care

Due to a multitude of factors including discrimination and bias, individuals who identify as transgender experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general U.S. population. A 2013 article published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology found that about 50% of individuals identifying as transgender presented with clinically significant depressive symptoms. Further,…

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By On September 24th, 2018

Enlarged hypothalamus linked to depression and bipolar disorder

Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in discovering and understanding the biological processes that can make a person more at risk for depression and bipolar disorder. In particular, it is clear that those most predisposed to developing depression show a distinct issue with regulating the endogenous stress response system, referred to as…

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