Psych Meds: Is the Perception of Them Changing?

Psychiatric medications can be beneficial for enhancing mental stability and helping you have a happier, healthier lifestyle. Patients take these medications for a variety of reasons, some of which include depressed mood, anxiety, mood stabilization and reduction of psychotic features. It can be overwhelming and traumatic to be diagnosed with a mental health issue and then [...]

International Study Reveals Similarities of Some Mental Health Conditions

Dr. Smoller headed an international study that may help treat and diagnose mental health conditions. Researchers throughout the world reviewed a large sample of more than 61,000 chromosomes. The data revealed that Major Depressive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Attention-Deficit Disorder and Autism have some similarities; researchers are hopeful that the findings can shed light on [...]

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Lack of Sleep Can Impair Mood and Affect Marital Relationships

The overall mood of spouses can affect the quality of their marital relationship. Studies suggest that one activity that impacts the mood of individuals is the quantity and quality of their sleep. A 1997 cummulative sleepiness study was conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Psychiatry. The study revealed that sleep deprivation contributed to tension and stress that [...]

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National Eating Disorders Week 2013 is Approaching

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week extends from the last week in February through March 2, 2013, but the entire month of February focuses on educating the public about eating disorders. Volunteers and healthcare professionals throughout the United States and abroad will help spread the word about eating disorders to promote awareness. Many universities are offering [...]

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