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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 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 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 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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