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How Virtual Reality is Improving Care for Mental Health Disorders

The use of virtual reality in mental health care is growing. It offers new ways to approach both diagnosis and treatment of certain disorders.
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Can Journaling Improve Your Mental Health?

Journaling can help you alleviate mental health issues like anxiety and stress, improve your cognitive and emotional power, and explore your full potential.
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4 Mental Health Challenges College Students May Face

College is a stressful time of life with a change of home, new people, demanding tasks, fear of failure & other factors that can lead to mental health issues in students.
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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Types & Treatments

Bipolar disorder is a disabling, chronic psychiatric disorder that lasts a lifetime but medications and other treatments, as well as lifestyle changes, can ameliorate the symptoms.
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Why Positive News is Good For Your Health

News consumption affects our bodies as well as our minds. It's beneficial to keep taking doses of positive news on a regular basis.
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We Need a Focus on Mental Health, Not Just Violence in...

The more we focus on mental health as a cause of violence — a conclusion not supported by any current medical evidence — the more we alienate the victims and everyday people who rely on mental health support services.
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How to Deal with Infertility and Depression

Dealing with infertility or depression is a major challenge, but trying to cope with both at once can be overwhelming. Fortunately, treatment is available to help you build your family while addressing your depression.
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Double-Trouble: Why Dual-Diagnosis Matters in Addiction Treatment

Research clearly shows that the most effective treatment for dual-diagnosis is psychotherapy combined with medication-assisted therapy for addiction. In some cases, mental & addiction symptoms may respond to the same medications (eg, bupropion shows promise in treating depression & reducing methamphetamine cravings).
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The Benefits of Integrated Care for Aging Patients

Integrated healthcare with a structure that connects mental and emotional health to physical health is an ideal model for a multi-pronged approach that recognizes the prevalence of mental health stigma — especially among older adults.
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Is Technology Good or Bad for Mental Health?

Some people suggest that the web’s most popular tools may be causing us more harm than good and that those technologies are taking a toll on the mental and physical well-being of millions of Americans. But what about the demonstrable good that comes from the use of digital mental health and other technologies?
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5 Ways Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Mental Health

People with anxiety and depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms, but this can lead to addiction and can cause alterations in the brain that lead to cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, depression and a whole host of other mental health issues.
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Why Dogs Aren’t Schizophrenic

Dogs suffer from almost every psychiatric disorder that afflicts humans—all except one: schizophrenia. Why is that?