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By On January 22nd, 2019

Can a small motion sensor identify anxiety and depression in young children?

There is strong evidence that anxiety disorders begin much earlier than most people think, with as many as one in five young children showing sign of clinical anxiety. The problem is that these young children often lack the understanding and language to communicate their anxiety. Additionally, these “internalizing disorders”, as they are often called, are…

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By On January 10th, 2019

Study suggests common blood pressure and cholesterol drugs may improve mental health

New research from Sweden is raising eyebrows as it suggests that commonly prescribed drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes may also improve overall mental health in individuals living with mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The discovery came from following more than 142,000 patients with serious mental illnesses. Over the course of the…

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By On January 3rd, 2019

Opioid-related deaths among teens and children have tripled since 1999

Although recent statistics and information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make the death toll from the ongoing opioid epidemic startlingly clear, data about the opioid crisis’s effect on younger people across America hasn’t been so easy to come by. Now, a recent study indicates that opioid overdose rates among teens and…

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By On December 20th, 2018

Anxiety and depression may be as bad for your body as smoking or obesity

Anxiety and depression take a toll on your life, relationships, and overall well-being, but a new study suggests they may also have a serious impact on your actual body. According to findings released by the University of California San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and the San Francisco VA Medical Center people living with anxiety or…

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By On December 18th, 2018

Treatment for mental health and addiction is on the rise thanks to key laws

Ten years after the passing of legislation requiring insurance companies to cover behavioral and mental health issues like they cover physical health conditions, a new study shows that overall treatment for mental illness and substance abuse issues have risen significantly. According to a new analysis of individual procedures or services covered by private insurance companies…

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By On December 12th, 2018

America’s Other Addiction Crisis

Over the past decade, countless lives have been affected by an addiction or abusive use of a widely available substance across America. It has led to overdoses, shattered families, and even the deaths of innocent people due to impaired driving. You might think I’m talking about the ongoing epidemic of opioid addiction sweeping the country,…

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