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Understanding The Effect Concussions Have On Women’s Brains

on March 09, 2018

From flag football to the NFL, football is an incredibly popular sport to play and watch. Live television coverage of games, and even video games like Madden NFL, demonstrate just how passionate players and fans are about the sport. They also reveal how commonplace concussions can be for the athletes.

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The 8 Most Common Mental Health Issues Affecting Young Women

on March 02, 2018

From starting a first job to family planning, young women in their 20s and 30s often face a number of exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, changes. It also may be a time during which certain mental illnesses, like anxiety and depression, manifest.

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Putting Mental Health First: Gracie Gold

on February 16, 2018

“It breaks my heart to withdraw from the 2018 U.S. championships. I am still undergoing treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I have not had adequate training time in order to perform at the level at which I want to. It pains me to not compete in this Olympic season, but I know it’s for the best. I wish everyone the best of luck and will be cheering you all on. I want to thank everyone for the ongoing love and support. It means the world to me.”

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7 Ways to Explain Anxiety to a Partner

on February 09, 2018

Love is in the air! For holidays centered on romance, like Valentine’s Day, this can be a time to show your partner some extra love and affection. For others, it may be a challenging time for a number of different reasons, such as being single or away from loved ones. For those living with a mental illness, it may be an opportunity to discuss their mental health with their partner.  

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Bipolar Disorder: 14 Signs To Look For

on February 02, 2018

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme mood swings that affects 2.6%, or 5 million, people in the U.S.

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Stepping Off the Medication Merry-Go-Round

on January 26, 2018

It took me 40 years after a near-death experience to get my life back to normal. And if I hadn’t taken a genetic test to help identify which medications would be best for me, I have no doubt I would still be in a world of hurt.

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Harnessing Genetics to Improve Patients’ Lives

on January 19, 2018

As a family nurse practitioner for 25 years, I’ve seen one thing happen far too often: patients with mental health issues get prescribed a continuously rotating array of medications and don’t improve.

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10 Ways to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

on January 12, 2018

As temperatures drop and the days become shorter, you may notice a dip in your mood. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or “winter depression,” is a common mental health problem. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians, reports that 4-6 percent of people may have SAD, and another 10-20 percent may have a mild case of SAD.

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Parenting a Child With ADHD: What You Need to Know

on December 29, 2017

People often associate attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with a young boy who cannot sit still, has trouble paying attention and does not always do as he’s told. Rarely do they think of an effervescent young girl who enjoys social interaction and works hard in school.

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To Treat Depression: Therapy or Antidepressants?

on December 08, 2017

Every year, nearly 16 million Americans experience depression and seek medical treatment. This decision marks the beginning of an often stressful process of trying various medications to find the best treatment plan. Patients may have to fill out forms that include screening questions and/or may be asked to share intimate details. The diagnosis of depression often leaves patients with the choice between psychotherapy, medication or both.

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