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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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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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Conquer the Bully in Your Brain

on June 25, 2019

Chances are, you’re scolded, insulted, and criticized dozens of times a day—by your own thoughts.

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Explained: What Is Pharmacogenetics?

on June 18, 2019

Personalization. Every company wants to create unique experiences for its customers. For most industries, that requires digital data and user experience designers. For the medical community, it means assessing your specific genes to determine how you’re likely to respond to specific medications. This is known as pharmacogenetics (PGx).

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How to Spot Mental Health Issues in Children: A Guide for Parents

on June 03, 2019

No parent wants to witness their child suffering—for any reason. But mental illness can be exponentially more difficult to watch, because you can’t see or comprehend the source, as you could with a fever, for instance.

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Infographic: Mental Health and Medications in the United States

on May 29, 2019

Nearly 20% of people in the United States have a mental health illness—and for about 4% of them, that illness is severe enough that it seriously interferes with their ability to work, sleep, or otherwise take care of their health, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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Mental Health Struggles Women Face During The Holidays

on December 14, 2018

During the holidays it can be easy to feel as though you are trying to fit 25 hours of work and family time into a 24 hour day. This is especially true for women, who are often expected to plan festive social and household activities.

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6 Effective Strategies To Treat Depression

on November 02, 2018

The following blog references a 2017 Forbes article written by Alice G. Walton.

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