Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span

Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years. People with mental health conditions such as depression, chronic anxiety and schizophrenia tend to die at younger ages than their peers without psychiatric disorders, a new research … Continue reading

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Changing Minds About Mental Illness

When my husband’s child psychiatry office received the spring 2010 issue of the Advocate (a magazine put out by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI), I was interested to see that the front cover featured actress Glenn Close … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Prescriptions When You’re Managing a Mental Health Condition

Sponsored by PillPack Twenty percent of Americans take three or more prescriptions each month; you might be among them if you’re managing a mental illness such as depression or schizophrenia. Between these drugs and ones you may be taking for … Continue reading

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Are You Having a Midlife Crisis?

Reaching middle age can be satisfying to some and more worrying for others. Find out the signs of a midlife crisis. Midlife crises are the subject of many jokes — middle-aged men buying sports cars, hanging out at bars, and … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Heart

We have long known that there are strong connections between heart health and mental health. And the connection goes both ways. Depression commonly develops in patients after they have had a heart attack. In fact, major depression affects as many … Continue reading

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How Do Thoughts & Emotions Impact Health?

Emotions that are freely experienced and expressed without judgment or attachment tend to flow fluidly. On the other hand, repressed emotions (especially fearful or negative ones) can zap mental energy and hope and lead to health problems, such as high … Continue reading

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2003 S&P Award Winner Creating True Peace

Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat TwitterFacebookLinkPrint “True peace is always possible,” declares Thich Nhat Hanh in this watershed work. “Yet it requires strength and practice, particularly in times of great difficulty. To some, peace and nonviolence are … Continue reading

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Abandonment

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often have issues with abandonment (Common Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms). Last week I terminated therapy with my therapist. I struggled with the decision, as I know that those of us with BPD sometimes blame … Continue reading

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Different Moods of Anxiety and How to Tame Them

Anxiety has many different moods; frustratingly, anxiety isn’t a single, simple concept. No one can count on it to be anything other than disruptive and erratic. Perhaps you’ve experienced an all-too-common situation. You’re working hard to manage anxiety. Youranxiety symptoms … Continue reading

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Genetic Relationships Between Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizoaffective Disorder

Abstract There is substantial evidence for partial overlap of genetic influences on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, with family, twin, and adoption studies showing a genetic correlation between the disorders of around 0.6. Results of genome-wide association studies are consistent with … Continue reading

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