March 15th, 2020
Recent legislation passed by the Ohio House of Representatives provides significant support for first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We all know that sitting increases the risk of chronic illness like heart disease and obesity. Still, new research is linking sedentary behavior in teens with increases in depression later in life. The study shows that young people who are inactive for large portions of the day face a higher risk of depression by age 18.
We are living in uncertain times, and not just with the coronavirus; changes in the stock market, school and sports closures, shocking news headlines, and widespread social distancing are all contributing to global stress and anxiety.
Whether we’re talking about training for sports, going to the gym, or other activities in life, most of us face a lot of inconsistency.
Nearly 100 million Americans have reported using cannabis at least one time during their lifetimes, and research shows that domestic cannabis production has increased by a tenfold within the past 25 years.
Finding the right therapist can be challenging, scary, and frustrating. The process of getting connected to therapy involves complicated information about insurance, long wait times, as well as the anxiety of being vulnerable with a complete stranger. Although you may be tempted to settle in with the first provider with whom you meet, it is very important to ensure that this provider is the correct fit.
When you think of trauma and therapy, you probably don’t immediately think of eye movements. But, if you’ve done any search for trauma treatment, you’ve probably seen “EMDR” and eye movement mentioned quite a bit. You’ve probably found lots of claims, lots of praise, plenty of practitioners and even some warnings.
Saks Fifth Avenue reveals a new window to break down the stigma of mental health.
Everyone experiences strange or unwanted thoughts from time to time. However, obsessive thoughts are far more persistent and cumbersome than daily mental clutter.
In 2018, 128 people in the United States died every day from overdosing on opioids like prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetics like fentanyl.
New research suggests that difficult experiences during childhood may increase one’s risk of developing dementia.
A new behavioral unit for women is opening in Colorado. This unit is for women, run by women, and designed for women. It’s one of the first of its kind in the nation, and it will ideally encourage other facilities to start a new wave of healthcare.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a new phenomenon in our modern culture, but as the stories of the women who recently came forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood stars of sexual misconduct and rape, we’ve learned that sexual harassment can wreak havoc on its victims, and cause not only mental health issues but physical effects as well.
The four dimensions (or types), of OCD include; contamination, perfection, doubt/harm, and forbidden thoughts. Scroll toward the middle of the article to get more information on each type of OCD.
Nearly two thousand people a month conduct an online search for "how to handle someone with borderline personality disorder."
Nearly 40% of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime.
New legislation in Illinois proposes the use of excused absences for students experiencing mental health concerns.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 9.4% of U.S. children (6.1 million) between 2 to 17 years of age have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at some point in their life.
A research team from Columbia University has pioneered new uses of two robust technologies, which has allowed them to identify new ways of diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
We’ve all probably heard a few voices in our heads from time to time, or have joked about hearing a voice in our heads.
The impact of video games on individuals’ mental health is a controversial topic; however, recent research has started to provide answers.
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are two childhood mental health disorders that can interfere with a child’s mood, functioning, and relationships. While both conditions are treatable, loved ones must understand the development, risk factors, and recovery options.
New research suggests that consuming fruits and vegetables may play an important role in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
Substance-induced psychosis (commonly referred to as drug-induced psychosis) is relatively common and accounts for about a quarter of first-time hospitalizations for psychosis.
Better Targeted Public Health Response To Suicidal Ideation Needed
While pregnancy can be undoubtedly exciting, many women experience a variety of physical and emotional issues during this time.
Mental health is something we all have, just like our physical health.
Whether you call it workplace stress or workplace burnout, today’s workforce is suffering from more anxiety and depression than ever before.
Experts suggest that psychosocial interventions are a necessary component in the treatment and management of complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Most of us define trauma as a bodily injury or a mental shock. There may be different types of trauma that occur to a person in his or her lifetime and these occurrences can have psychological impacts for years to come.
A good therapist can improve the lives of their clients in many ways.
Participants in a recent study ranked three experiences as the most anxiety-inducing while attending a social gathering:
A mainstay of alternative and holistic approaches, the mind-body connection is steadily making its way into mainstream healthcare. Inflammation is taking center stage.
Schizophrenia, one of the most misunderstood psychiatric diagnoses, is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects people in the way they feel, think, act, and relate to others.
There are millions of people around the world who suffer from personality disorders (PD), but little is known about how a parent who suffers from PD affects a child in their care.
New research offers important insight into the experiences of racial discrimination endured by black adolescents in America.
New findings suggest that comprehensive evaluations and treatments for individuals living with bipolar disorder are more important than ever.
ADHD stands for attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder, and it’s thought to affect anywhere from two to 11 percent of the population. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact number as the condition is likely underdiagnosed, leaving many people asking, "do I have ADHD or am I just lazy?"
Those living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may have another treatment option at their disposal.
It is estimated that one to two percent of the population is living with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Fortunately, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be an effective therapy option.
Rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) diagnosis are increasing four times faster in adults than children.
Having the occasional shy bladder in public restrooms happens from time to time and is often dismissed as juvenile, but for a small group of people, using public restrooms can be a significant source of anxiety and have life-changing consequences.
Organizations want and need effective leaders to navigate change and create sustainable success. But how does the person lead without creating a toxic environment that drives employees away?
Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness that impacts over 2 million Americans or approximately 1% of the total population.
Early pregnancy loss may lead women to develop long-term clinically significant psychological distress, suggesting that specialized psychological care and support is crucial for this population.
Although it is possible for a narcissist to change, the likeliness of that happening is low.
It's one of the most challenging disorders to diagnose and even more difficult to successfully treat.
Do introverts or an extroverts experience more happiness? Due to societal pressures and norms, many would assume that extroverts experience a higher quality of life.
According to licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Ramani Durvasula, narcissism and narcissistic behavior has created a public health crisis. Being consistently invalidated and manipulated can cause someone to become a shell of the person they once were and prevent them from living the life they want and deserve.
Most of us are no stranger to occasional “road rage.” There are extreme examples of violence and assaults on the roads that may end up in the courts, hospitals, and even the media, but more and more frequently drivers are tending to get angry and aggressive.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind your difficulties, and so change the way you feel.
Pornography addiction is an addiction model of compulsive sexual activity with concurrent use of pornographic material, despite the side effects to one’s physical, mental, social, or financial well-being.
Despite double-digit percentage decreases of violent and property crime rates in the U.S. since 2008, most people believe that crime has actually gotten worse during that span, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
How can people living in rural areas of the country access information that can help them with mental health issues? Mental health disorders do not discriminate from one locale to another. There is a significant need for mental health services in rural America.
The other day I was asked why I looked so youthful. (I am sure this person was trying to sell me something). My immediate reply was “because I am happy.”
Our minds are all about our mental processes, thoughts and consciousness. Our body is about the physical aspects of ourselves. The mind-body connection is about how these two interact.
It's a simple question with a much more complex answer. In short, no, schizophrenia can not be cured fully. However, schizophrenia can be successfully treated and there is promising research we will discuss in this article.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or "PTSD," is a condition that can happen after people see or live through a trauma.
People with a hoarding disorder (HD) excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions. This leads to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.
Behavioral Therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. There are two behavioral therapies that are in the forefront of treatment today - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Infertility is a prevalent problem for couples looking to start families. Plus, regardless of how an individual or couple is bringing a child into this world, there can be major mental health concerns that should be understood.
Before there were clinical ketamine infusions to treat depression (more on that later), ketamine was a popular party drug. If you were a participant in raves, or clubs in the 80s and 90s, you probably heard of the drug ketamine. It was a drug that was often used and abused in the club scene.
Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that keeps you from thinking clearly. It can cause you to see or hear things that aren't there, or to believe things that aren't true.
Most would agree that it is probably more difficult today to nurture a child’s mental health than it has been in the past. So, understanding how to nurture a child's mental health is more critical than ever.
Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal (or in some states, legal) substance in the U.S. and its use is growing. Marijuana and THC remain illegal at the federal level, even though many states have legalized its use.
Body shaming is an ongoing issue in our society. Western culture, as well as the media, have glorified being thin. They have equated being thin to being attractive- without concerns of physical health and mental wellbeing. Not surprisingly, this pressure (among other factors) can lead to an eating disorder.