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By On February 17th, 2017

Caregivers need care too!

 Friday, February 17th is National Caregiver’s Day. It is important to recognize that caregivers are an important part of the recovery process. Caregivers experience high stress which can affect their physical and mental health causing illness and problems which can interfere with their ability to provide support and care to their loved one in the…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Carrie Fisher Remembered for Her Honesty and Advocacy

Carrie Fisher’s fierce wit and honesty never seemed to fit in with the celebrity culture into which she was born. Really, her vulnerability and openness about her struggles with substances and Bipolar Disorder didn’t much fit in with the world in general. She continued to speak her truth, write about it, and worked as an…

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By On October 26th, 2016

Food and Mood: Part 2

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital During part one of this series, I discussed how carbohydrates and their varying forms affect our mental wellness.  Dietary protein is also intricately related to mental health.  Many neurotransmitters are composed of amino acids, which are the building blocks…

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By On October 14th, 2016

Food and Mood: Making the Connection, Part 1

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital In a fast food world with rising food costs, good nutrition is often put on the back burner.  It is also easy to neglect personal health when you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or chemical dependency.  Poor nutrition can…

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By On September 2nd, 2016

Teens With Bipolar Disorder Face High Risk of Substance Abuse as Adults

Teens living with bipolar disorder face a particularly high risk of developing problems with substance abuse by the time they reach adulthood, according to new findings published this week in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Following up a previous study showing that adolescents with bipolar disorder were more likely to smoke cigarettes and develop substance use…

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