How To Quit Smoking: Important Tip For Those With Depression Or Other Mental Illness

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:10

A new study finds the decline in smoking among individuals with mental illness to be significantly less than among those without mental illness, yet quit-rates increased among those receiving treatment.


Explaining Schizophrenia, One Molecule At A Time

By | Tue, 12/31/2013 - 17:37

A molecular explanation for schizophrenia may lead to better treatments and more consistent diagnoses.


Can Reading A Good Book Cure Your Depression?

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:43

Doctors in England's National Health Service are writing prescriptions for book titles instead of drugs when treating patients suffering from depression and other minor forms of mental illness.


Nineteen Students In China Hospitalized From Poisoned Yogurt; Perpetrator Deemed Mentally Ill

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 18:10

A woman with a suspected mental illness poisoned yogurt drinks and caused nineteen students in China to be hospitalized.


What’s Really Causing Your Child’s Moodiness: Teen Boys’ Decreased Empathy Levels

By | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 18:37

A study found that empathy levels decrease in teen boys between the ages of 13 and 16.


Childhood ADHD Linked To Social, Economic Hardships

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 10:41

Kids with ADHD are more likely to grow up in a poor neighborhood, due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors.


HHS Issues Final Mental Health Parity Rule, Extends Coverage For Millions Of Americans

By | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 15:03

The final rule for mental health parity has been issued, creating equality between mental health and medical/surgical benefits.


Mentally Ill Inmates Punished With Solitary Confinement

By | Thu, 11/07/2013 - 14:23

A new report has found that 40 percent of the inmates at Rikers Island in NYC are mentally ill.

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Patrick Kennedy Advocates For Mental Health Parity, Calls It 'Civil Rights Issue'

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:51

Patrick Kennedy advocates for mental health parity and to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness in America.


Should Severe PMS Be Considered A Mental Disorder?

By | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 13:18

A debate has erupted over whether severe PMS, or PMDD, should be considered a mental disorder.

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World’s Largest Anorexia Trial Shows Psychotherapy Is Effective

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 17:14

A trial conducted on women with eating disorders is the first to measure the efficacy of psychotherapy treatment on those suffering from anorexia.


Guns Do Not Make A Nation Safer, New Study Finds

By | Wed, 09/18/2013 - 18:28

New research indicates that gun ownership does not increase public safety, regardless of a nation's mental health burden.

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The Stigma Of Suicide Could Hinder Prevention

By | Tue, 09/10/2013 - 16:39

During Suicide Prevention Week, stigma remains a concern. Overcoming the shame associated with seeking help may be the most difficult hurdle for many who contemplate self-harm.

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GAPS Diet: Can Mental Illness Be Cured By Eating Differently?

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 15:23

In order to cure mental illness, a doctor proposes the GAPS diet, which focuses on dietary changes that may alter the composition of microbiota living in our gut.


Can Baking Make You Happy? ‘Depressed Cake Shop’ Raises Awareness About Mental Illness

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 18:17

Baking may be a therapeutic activity for those who struggle with depression or other mental illnesses.