Daily Archives: August 21, 2016

How to Get Help!

Get Immediate Help People often don’t get the Mental Health support they need because they don’t know where to start. Talk to your primary care doctor or another health professional about mental health problems. Ask them to connect you with … Continue reading

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Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Health Treatment?

Insurance coverage for mental health treatment is more widely available now. Here’s what you should know. Each year more than 5 million American adults experience a major depressive episode and do not seek treatment, according to a recent NerdWallet study. … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Use in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

[5/2/2007] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed that makers of all antidepressant medications update the existing black box warning on their products’ labeling to include warnings about increased risks of suicidal thinking and behavior, known as suicidality, … Continue reading

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Common Mental Health Issues in Women

Certain mental health disorders are more prevalent in women. Learn the reasons behind these gender differences and how you can protect your emotional well-being. If you are a woman experiencing depression, an anxiety disorder, or another mental health condition, you … Continue reading

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6 Benefits of Group Therapy for Mental Health Treatment

Being part of a group can offer insights that you may be too close to your situation to see. Discover why participating could be a helpful type of treatment for you. At first, the idea of participating in group therapy … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act counts mental health and substance abuse coverage among essential benefits. Mental health parity has finally arrived, and hopefully it’s here to stay. Under the Affordable Care Act, all exchange plans, individual and group, must provide mental … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the Closet About Mental Illness

Dear Mr. Manners: My wife is being treated for a severe mental health condition that often means she’ll bow out of social events at the last minute. We’ve been reluctant to let even our closest friends know of her diagnosis … Continue reading

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – HOW TO GET HELP

MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS How can I see a psychiatrist? How can I see a psychiatrist privately? How do I get hold of a psychiatrist who will act as an ‘expert witness’? How do I make a complaint about the conduct of … Continue reading

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ADHD treatment guide now available online

To treat ADHD or not? To use prescription medications or not? Behavioral therapy or not? Diet or other natural or alternative approaches or not? Partly because the illness primarily affects children, partly because the prescription medications currently available are burdened … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day

In 1990, Congress designated the first full week of every October to be National Mental HealthAwareness Week. This year that week is October 7-13, 2007 and October 11th is both National Depression Screening Day, sponsored by Screening for Mental Health, … Continue reading

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