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A Parent’s Guide to Finding Good Mental Health Care

on October 09, 2019

Anxious about your son’s anxiety? Sad about your daughter’s depression? If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, you might be thinking about therapy. If you are, you’re in good company.

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What You Should Know Before Taking an Opioid

on October 01, 2019

Opioids can be angels or devils. When used properly, these medications can provide relief from severe acute pain, such as what you could experience after a surgery or from cancer. However, opioids can also have devastating consequences, including addiction, overdose, and death.

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6 Things You NEED to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Taking an Opioid

on October 01, 2019

You’re in pain. Your doctor thinks that a prescription of an opioid can help you find relief, but you’re wary. You’ve heard the news reports about the opioid crisis and the addiction that has affected 1.7 million Americans. Your concern is understandable.

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VIDEO: This is How Your Genes Affect Your Mental Health

on September 18, 2019

Consider this, mental illness affects nearly 20% of US citizens, including both adults and children.

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How Genetic Testing Is Improving Treatment for Depression

on September 17, 2019

For those struggling with major depressive disorder (MDD), antidepressants can often be a solid first-line treatment. They help to increase the availability of certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin, that control mood and stress.

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How to Work with Your Health Insurance to Treat Your Mental Health Condition

on September 10, 2019

You might not always be able to spot the symptoms of a brain illness, but it’s more common than you’d guess. In any given year, one in five American adults struggles with conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. All those behavioral health conditions are considered brain illnesses.

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4 Things That Can Affect Your Child’s Mental Health … and How to Help

on September 04, 2019

Taking tests, fledgling romances, annoying siblings—stresses on kids used to seem small and manageable. But the world feels like a tougher place now, even for the young. Anxiety affects 32% of teens, and more than one in 10 have suffered major depressive episodes.

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Drug Metabolism

on August 28, 2019

Drug therapy is a common part of everyday life, from managing acute illnesses to treating chronic conditions. Nearly 49 percent of people in the United States used at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that doesn’t count the over-the-counter medications that people also take.

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Mental Illness Comorbidity: The Genetic Connection

on August 26, 2019

Mental illness comorbidity is common—making mental health not as simple as having one diagnosis. Here’s how your genes are involved.

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With ADHD

on July 19, 2019

As any parent knows, children say, and do, some pretty baffling stuff.

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