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Study: ‘Skunk Marijuana’ Associated With Higher Risk Of Developing Psychotic Disorder

The research, out of King’s College in London, reveals that nearly a quarter of new cases of psychotic disorders are linked with the use of “high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis.”

02/17/2015

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Anorexia And Bulimia May Be More Than Psychological Disorder

In addition to the psychological disorders that lead to anorexia or bulimia, research indicates genetics and discrete biochemical signals may play an active role.

01/27/2015

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Changing How PA Department Of Corrections Deals With Mentally Ill Inmates

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.

01/07/2015

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Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

In body dysmorphic disorder, a person is preoccupied with an imagined deficit in the appearance of one or more body parts.

11/13/2014

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Teens Reluctant To Seek Help For Depression Because Of Social Stigma

Teenagers often fail to seek help from depression because they’re embarrassed about the problem.

10/29/2014

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Study of Fight Or Flight May Benefit Those Who Suffer From Anxiety

Researchers are looking at what parts of the brain control the ‘fight or flight’ response.

10/27/2014

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Thousands Gather In Philadelphia For Walk To Help Prevent Suicide

Thousands gathered in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps Sunday morning for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

10/05/2014

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Seek Treatment For Postpartum Depression

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.

05/27/2014

Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.

03/12/2014

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Urban Outfitters Sparks Controversy (Again) With ‘Depression’ T-shirt

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.

01/07/2014

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WHO Report: Depression Is Second Biggest Cause Of Disability Worldwide

Furthermore, WHO says the global burden of depressive disorders increased by 37.5% between 1990 and 2010 because of population growth and ageing.

11/07/2013

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Acupuncture Vs. Counseling To Treat Depression

UK researchers compared acupuncture as a treatment for depression with another non-drug therapy: counseling.

09/30/2013

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Study: Depression May Be Overdiagnosed And Overtreated

New research shows that most people diagnosed with depression do not actually meet the criteria for the illness.

05/01/2013

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Man Runs From New York To Philadelphia To Raise Awareness About Mental 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.

04/28/2013

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Acute Stress Disorder

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.

11/27/2012

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