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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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The Impact Of Depression

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.

11/14/2012

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Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis May Be Wrong

When it comes to bipolar disorder many people who are being casually labeled with the condition don’t have it.

10/03/2012

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Death Penalty Sought For Montco Man Charged With Murdering Parents and Brother

Montgomery County prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a 24-year-old Upper Merion man accused of using a sword to murder his parents and his twin brother in their home nearly a year ago.

02/15/2012

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