Mental Disorders

Medications for Other Disorders Pose Possible Threat of Dependency

The results of a new study have found that one in six US adults takes a psychiatric drug to treat the symptoms of a condition like anxiety, depression or insomnia. Researchers found that close to 17 percent of adults reported they had filled at least one prescription for an antidepressant…

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Risk of Bipolar Disorder Linked to Childhood Abuse

Adults with a troubled childhood may be at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder, according to researchers. The co-author of a study published in a recent issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, Filippo Varese of the University of Manchester in England, said, “(T)he link between experiencing a troubled childhood…

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Higher Risk For Substance Abuse Among Bipolar Teens and Young Adults

Additional information regarding an earlier study of teens diagnosed as bipolar has recently been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. The original study from 2008 showed that adolescents who were diagnosed with bipolar disorder were more likely to abuse illegal drugs and smoke cigarettes than those who were not.…

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Living With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness, characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other startling symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 1.5% of people (4.8 million) will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime. Living with schizophrenia is extremely difficult. Those with the illness face rejection by loved ones, rejection…

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The Stigma of Depression

Living With the Stigma of Depression There are many stigmas in this world and with that brings lots of insecurities in each person that faces them. One of the biggest stigmas is the stigma of depression. People assume that they have all felt sadness and automatically assume that is what…

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Pets Relieve Depression

Pets Relieve Depression and Other Mental Illnesses Depression and mental illness issues are hard to deal with. Most people find it very difficult to dig themselves out of the hole they are buried in, whether it be depression, anxiety, or any other mental illness. Believe it or not, pets relive…

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Social Isolation and Mental Illness

The Correlation Between Social Isolation and Mental Illness Mental illness is a hard condition to deal with. If you do not have the correct support system behind you the results can be unimaginable. Recent studies have shown the direct correlation between social isolation and mental illness. Social interaction is a…

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The Stigma of Schizophrenia

  What is Schizophrenia? Mental illness awareness is being raised throughout the country over the last year. With this in mind, we are now tackling the certain stigmas associated with certain mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is one mental illness that has a horrible reputation. We can blame the media for that…

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Difference Between Being Sad and Being Depressed

What Is the Difference Between Being Sad and Being Depressed? Have you ever gone through something terrible in life or maybe feel terrible when you feel you should not? Many people experience this everyday and find themselves asking the question: What is the difference between being sad and being depressed?…

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Demi Lovato Highlights Bipolar Disorder

Demi Lovato Highlights Bipolar Disorder and Puts the Misconceptions To Rest Demi Lovato, who has been in the spotlight since she was a child has been in the news for various issues. Demi who was a childhood Disney star seemed to be following the role of acting out, like many…

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Rachael Farrokh Battles Extreme Anorexia

Anorexia Is Slowly Killing Rachael Farrokh Rachael Farrokh is in need of some serious help. The 37 year old southern California actress is suffering from a severe type of anorexia nervosa. Rachael Farrokh and her husband are reaching out to the public. Rachael and her husband, Rod are pleading for…

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