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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, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. 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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Major Depressive Disorder and Treatment Resistance

on August 04, 2019

Asking for help with major depression can be difficult. Following doctor’s orders over weeks or months and then discovering you have a treatment-resistant disorder is even harder.

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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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The Surprising Connection Between Your Mood and Hormones

on July 17, 2019

On the whole, hormones are good guys. These chemical messengers regulate everything from growth to body temperature to thirst; sex hormones guide us through key life events that make us who we are. For women, that includes puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

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Mental Health Medication: What You Need to Know About Side Effects

on July 11, 2019

When it comes to taking medicines as directed, Americans have a shaky track record.

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The Conversation You Need to Have with Yourself When You’re More Than Just a Little Sad

on July 09, 2019

Whether you’re in the middle of a bad breakup or grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s completely normal to feel an occasional bout of sadness. It’s an unavoidable part of life. But what happens if your down-in-the-dumps mood is starting to snowball into something more serious?

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