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Oz and Roizen: Treat mental illness

Oz and Roizen: Treat mental illness

Mental illness is often hard for those "on the outside" to understand. If your son had cancer and needed to stay with you while he received chemo, surgery and/or radiation, chances are you wouldn't feel critical of how long the treatment took or if the treatment failed to create a total cure. You'd understand that's the nature of cancer therapies — even though a person can prevent many cancers by adopting a healthy lifestyle. But people (also the government and the medical profession) sometimes

Can Hip-Hop Help Treat Mental Illnes

Can Hip-Hop Help Treat Mental Illnes

Hip-hop has long been a vessel for social change, and now it may also be help contribute to mental health. According to The Guardian, a Cambridge University neuroscience researcher is attempting to connect the dots between rap lyrics and mental stability.

5 Ways for Caregivers to Feel Cared

5 Ways for Caregivers to Feel Cared

Almost a third of adults (29%) act as a caregiver for an ill or disabled relative, according to the National Alliance of Caregiving, and of those, around two-thirds (66%) are female. For many, it’s literally a full time job: about a third of family caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week on caregiving tasks, according to a new survey from caring.com.

Men and Mental Health Stigma

Men and Mental Health Stigma

Mental health stigma affects all people differently and it is particularly unique when you are experiencing mental illness as a man. Men are raised to be tough, dependable, and the majority of men may even find it difficult to express emotion. There is prominent stigma in our society that tells men who have a mental illness that they simply just have to “suck it up.”

Black Men and Mental Health

Black Men and Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents. And while suicide rates among Black men are lower than their white counterparts, our rates have gone up dramatically.

Bipolar Disorder: A Mother's Perspec

Bipolar Disorder: A Mother's Perspec

Putting baby locks on the kitchen cabinets to protect my toddler was one thing, but locking away the steak knives from my 7-year-old was not something I ever imagined would be necessary. I also never imagined that I would need to use my skills as a psychiatric nurse on my own child.

MRI scan - bipolar disorder

MRI scan - bipolar disorder

Using an MRI technique that is sensitive to certain byproducts of cell metabolism, including levels of glucose and acidity, University of Iowa researchers discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder. The T1rho MRI scans showed brain regions of elevated signal in the 15 participants with bipolar disorder compared to the 25 participants who did not have bipolar disorder...

Seinfeld a study in mental illness..

Seinfeld a study in mental illness..

Professor’s uncommon Psy-feld class explores behavior of sitcom’s characters before students head out for rotations at Robert Wood Johnson hospital

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High Rates of Depression Among AA

High Rates of Depression Among AA

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Why So Many Women Don't Seek Help...

Suicide Rates for Young Black Men...

Suicide Rates for Young Black Men...

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

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Vocational rehab rationing a 'big hi

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Texting better than apps...

Music, Mind and Mental Illness

Music, Mind and Mental Illness

Exploring the link between mental di

Exploring the link between mental di

Remove stigma of mental illness by t

Remove stigma of mental illness by t

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