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By On February 12th, 2013

Does Stress Lead To Diabetes?

Chronic stress has a number of adverse effects on the human body. You age faster and are sick more often when dealing with permanent stress. Now, as Huffington Post reports, a study has revealed that for men, the chances of also developing diabetes is about 45-percent higher. Researchers even took into account other typical factors…

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By On January 16th, 2013

DSM-5’s Stance On Grief Has Experts Speaking Out

The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 will be finalized by the end of this month, but there are still some details of it that experts have challenged. The decision to consider grief as the same thing as clinical depression is one that has met major opposition. Many experts have already spoken out against this decision, which…

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By On January 14th, 2013

Anorexia Also Being Mistreated With Antipsychotics

In a recent article, I told you about children being prescribed powerful antipsychotics off-label. Similarly, Catherine Pearson writes for the Huffington Post that antipsychotics and antidepressants are being widely used to treat anorexia, despite their being no evidence have a positive impact on a patient’s symptoms. Though there have been preliminary trials conducted that show weight…

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By On December 11th, 2012

DSM-5 Has Huge Impact On Transgender

With the adoption of the DSM-5, which I previously discussed in reference to its impact on autism diagnoses, ‘transgender’ will no longer be considered a mental illness. It seems shocking that it took this long to adopt such a seemingly obvious opinion, much like not considering homosexuals to have a mental illness, which only changed…

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By On November 27th, 2012

Dangerous Treatment Methods Used on Schizophrenics

Schizophrenia affects about 24-million people across the globe and, though there are no known cures, there are a number of treatments to alleviate the more serious symptoms. Still, despite the fact that treating schizophrenics can work out to as little as $2 per month, developed nations, most notably Britain, are still using antiquated notions and…

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By On November 8th, 2012

Mental Illness in Criminals a Divisive Issue

John Errol Ferguson has been on death row in Florida for 34-years. His crimes are heinous and brutal. In October, a federal appeals court blocked his scheduled execution, which will delay the execution for weeks. The court ruled on the grounds that Ferguson has a severe mental illness. Ferguson has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia…

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By On November 5th, 2012

Children’s Migraines Have Detrimental Effect

As someone who suffered through migraine headaches as a child, a recent article published at Huffington Post hits close to home. It raises awareness for parents and teachers that migraines in children are, potentially, a serious concern and are certainly worth investigating. In a study of more than 5-thousand children in Brazil, researchers found that…

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By On June 21st, 2012

PTSD Treatment: Can Virtual Reality Erase What Really Happened?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has long been the scourge of our heroes in uniform. By some estimates, 20% of soldiers return from serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD. In the current world climate, where soldiers often serve three tours of duty on top of each other, PTSD is becoming an even…

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