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By On November 6th, 2018

Do you know the difference between bipolar 1 and bipolar 2?

If you ask most people what bipolar disorder is, they are usually able to give you the broad strokes; bipolar disorder is a mental health issue characterized by extreme states of depression or mania. While this is technically correct, it also belies how little people truly understand the nuances that can make a serious health…

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By On November 5th, 2018

Seizure medication shows promise in treating drug-resistant depression

While antidepressants and similar medicines help many living with depression, a significant number of people with depression don’t respond to these medications. Now, a small new study suggests a drug originally intended to manage seizures may also be highly effective in treating depression in those who don’t get relief from antidepressants. According to the report…

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By On October 29th, 2018

Long-forgotten concussions may cause current problems

Concussions are like ghosts from the past. The symptoms of old concussions and brain injuries may be the manifestations in the present. Often the person has forgotten about their concussions, or in some cases, their many concussions, but they continue to struggle with the lingering effects of concussion. Usually the symptoms associated with concussion resolve…

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By On October 29th, 2018

Distrust and lack of communication in families may make teens more prone to depression and anxiety

The importance of family support in living with and recovering from mental illness is undeniable. Countless studies have shown that a supportive family is tied to better outcomes and more sustainable recovery. They help a person with mental illness navigate life and its challenges, provide a safety net during relapses or particularly trying times, and…

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By On October 23rd, 2018

Montana teen explains why it was hard to believe he was anorexic

Zach Schermele lived the typical life you would expect of a boy growing up in Montana. As he describes it, Zach “grew up in a household with no short supply of hunter’s orange, Sunday night football, and diesel trucks. He was also harboring a secret. Zach Schermele was living with anorexia nervosa. “I am a…

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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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