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Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

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 August 21st, 2018

Moderate exercise helps mental health, but too much can be a bad thing

A new study has confirmed something many have suspected for decades: exercise can help improve mental health, especially among those with depression. According to the findings published in The Lancet Psychiatry, adults who regularly exercised saw an average of 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health each month compared to those who did not exercise.…

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By On August 8th, 2017

Sinead O’Connor reveals a harsh truth about mental illness

The loss of two popular public figures in recent months has shone a spotlight on the risks of mental illness. Following the deaths of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, there was a massive outpouring of support and encouragement for those with mental illness to be unafraid to seek help and…

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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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