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    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

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    May 12, 2020

    Caregiving for Someone with a Mental Illness: 8 Ways to Avoid Burnout

    Being empathetic is a gift. The ability to understand how others might feel makes us better spouses, parents, and friends. But for many people who provide care to others, empathy can occasionally feel like a weight.

    Continue Reading...
    April 27, 2020

    What You Should Know About SSRIs and SNRIs for Your Child

    When your child has an anxiety disorder, the decision to medicate isn’t one you take lightly. You worry about near-term side effects and long-term consequences. You wonder which medication has the best chance at helping, and you hope that relief will come sooner rather than later.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2020

    Pain Tolerance Could Be in Your Genes

    There are some things in life that we generally know can cause pain: touching a hot stove, getting a paper cut, stubbing your toe. Ouch!

    But it turns out that we don’t all experience pain the same way, and our genes are partly to be blame.

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    April 15, 2020

    3 Things Genetic Testing Can Tell Us About Addiction

    Which came first: the person or their addiction?

    Answer: Yes, according to the latest research.

    The what, why, and how of substance abuse is complicated. Ultimately, it may all come down to a combination of a person’s genes and environment.

    Continue Reading...
    March 30, 2020

    Surviving an Anxious World When You Have a Mental Health Condition

    We live in anxious times, and we did even before any of us had ever heard of the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

    Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. In fact, they affect 40 million adults 18 years and older, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Plus, anxiety is often a symptom of other conditions like depression or autism. 

    Continue Reading...
    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a condition that doesn’t have a clear solution. And it is your responsibility to help your child manage these emotions—whether with lifestyle changes, therapy, or something more.

    Continue Reading...
    December 10, 2019

    Does Your Child Have OCD?

    Children often have some habit, ritual, or worry that parents chalk up to kids being kids. Maybe they line up their toys a certain way. Or they worry about getting sick whenever someone sneezes. Or they can’t fall asleep unless they’re tucked in just so and have recited a specific prayer.

    Continue Reading...
    December 3, 2019

    Is It OK to Tell My Boss About My Mental Health Issues?

    Ever come down with the flu, or break a bone on a ski trip? Chances are, you can count on your boss and your coworkers to rally around with sympathetic emails, flowers, or a pot of chicken soup.  What’s more: Your boss wants to help you get better quickly—and get back to the office.

    Continue Reading...
    November 19, 2019

    5 Realities of Schizophrenia You Should Understand

    Ever see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” The movie paints a picture of despair, in which characters suffering from schizophrenia are confined to a grim, violent, and hopeless life in an institution presided over by the sadistic Nurse Ratched.

    Continue Reading...
    May 15, 2020

    3 Steps to Cope with Chronic or Recurrent Depression

    If you’ve had a major depressive episode, you know what it’s like to lose interest in daily life for more than a couple of weeks. During that time, you may have also had changes in your eating habits, sleeping patterns, or energy levels.

    Continue Reading...
    May 12, 2020

    Caregiving for Someone with a Mental Illness: 8 Ways to Avoid Burnout

    Being empathetic is a gift. The ability to understand how others might feel makes us better spouses, parents, and friends. But for many people who provide care to others, empathy can occasionally feel like a weight.

    Continue Reading...
    April 27, 2020

    What You Should Know About SSRIs and SNRIs for Your Child

    When your child has an anxiety disorder, the decision to medicate isn’t one you take lightly. You worry about near-term side effects and long-term consequences. You wonder which medication has the best chance at helping, and you hope that relief will come sooner rather than later.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2020

    Pain Tolerance Could Be in Your Genes

    There are some things in life that we generally know can cause pain: touching a hot stove, getting a paper cut, stubbing your toe. Ouch!

    But it turns out that we don’t all experience pain the same way, and our genes are partly to be blame.

    Continue Reading...
    April 15, 2020

    3 Things Genetic Testing Can Tell Us About Addiction

    Which came first: the person or their addiction?

    Answer: Yes, according to the latest research.

    The what, why, and how of substance abuse is complicated. Ultimately, it may all come down to a combination of a person’s genes and environment.

    Continue Reading...
    March 30, 2020

    Surviving an Anxious World When You Have a Mental Health Condition

    We live in anxious times, and we did even before any of us had ever heard of the new coronavirus or COVID-19.

    Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, are the most common mental illnesses in the United States. In fact, they affect 40 million adults 18 years and older, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Plus, anxiety is often a symptom of other conditions like depression or autism. 

    Continue Reading...
    March 17, 2020

    What to Know Before Medicating Your Child for Mental Health

    As a parent of a child whose moods are strong and sometimes swift or unrelenting, you’re faced with a condition that doesn’t have a clear solution. And it is your responsibility to help your child manage these emotions—whether with lifestyle changes, therapy, or something more.

    Continue Reading...
    December 10, 2019

    Does Your Child Have OCD?

    Children often have some habit, ritual, or worry that parents chalk up to kids being kids. Maybe they line up their toys a certain way. Or they worry about getting sick whenever someone sneezes. Or they can’t fall asleep unless they’re tucked in just so and have recited a specific prayer.

    Continue Reading...
    December 3, 2019

    Is It OK to Tell My Boss About My Mental Health Issues?

    Ever come down with the flu, or break a bone on a ski trip? Chances are, you can count on your boss and your coworkers to rally around with sympathetic emails, flowers, or a pot of chicken soup.  What’s more: Your boss wants to help you get better quickly—and get back to the office.

    Continue Reading...
    November 19, 2019

    5 Realities of Schizophrenia You Should Understand

    Ever see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest?” The movie paints a picture of despair, in which characters suffering from schizophrenia are confined to a grim, violent, and hopeless life in an institution presided over by the sadistic Nurse Ratched.

    Continue Reading...

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