In addition to the psychological disorders that lead to anorexia or bulimia, research indicates genetics and discrete biochemical signals may play an active role.
According to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.
In body dysmorphic disorder, a person is preoccupied with an imagined deficit in the appearance of one or more body parts.
Teenagers often fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed about the problem.
Researchers are looking at what parts of the brain control the ‘fight or flight’ response.
Thousands gathered in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps Sunday morning for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
If, as a new mother, you are depressed or anxious to the point where it is affecting your ability to care for the baby or if you feel you may harm your baby, seek help immediately.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
The shirt, which was reportedly selling for $9.99 and has since been removed from the site, had many users taking to Twitter to complain about the “message” it seemed to be sending.
Furthermore, WHO says the global burden of depressive disorders increased by 37.5% between 1990 and 2010 because of population growth and ageing.
UK researchers compared acupuncture as a treatment for depression with another non-drug therapy: counseling.
New research shows that most people diagnosed with depression do not actually meet the criteria for the illness.
Simon Whitehouse started his run at Central Park in New York on Saturday morning. He finished on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia with a run up the steps of the Art Museum.
It is called acute stress disorder. This is a psychiatric diagnosis that we do not talk about much but it occurs in patients after witnessing, hearing about or being directly exposed to a traumatic event.
According to research from the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is the leading cause of non-fatal disability among people 15 to 44, and nothing else is even close.