Americans have become so disillusioned about what's healthful that they aren't clearly seeing how their diet can contribute to their well being and mental health. More than ever before, people have been seeking out medical ways to ease their stress and anxiety because they are finding that eating more of certain foods is too simple a remedy --- until now.
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Through examining brain tissue, researchers said that they found similarities between certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia, and similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.
There has been one widely reported case of suicide, thought to have been attributed to side effects of taking Tamiflu, a popular medication used to treat the influenza virus. Another individual almost committed suicide while on the medication. Charlie Harp, a 16-year-old boy, committed suicide, while a 6-year-old girl from Texas attempted to commit suicide. Here are their stories.
A Puerto Rican mother announced that her child suffered from psychosis after taking antiviral medication: an adverse reaction from Oseltamivir (a generic Tamiflu drug).
News of late contains several stories of people trying successfully and unsuccessfully to board airline flights with a companion pet in tow claiming that their companion pet is necessary to their mental well-being--peacocks and hedgehogs for example. Here's what a new study has to say about the evidence of companion pets and pet owner mental health.
A new study reports that a common skin disease could be warning sign of an increased risk of mental illness that could affect you and your family.
PANDAS was coined as a term and introduced as a condition as recently as 1998 by Dr. Susan Swedo and her associates to describe the onset of debilitating symptoms that results from this autoimmune malfunction. Here are 3 testimonies of those who have found healing from their PANDAS symptoms through a natural, holistic approach.
We joke that we are glued to our screens and addicted to our devices. However, experts are recognizing that a so-called addiction to gaming has roots in a mental disorder.
Today we are afflicted with a silent plague. Our culture drives us to perform in stressful work environments, but even in our own homes we are unknowingly bombarding our bodies with a host of environmental stressors. Doctors are calling stress the black plague of our generation, and chronic stress triggers a condition of the sympathetic nervous system known as sympathetic overdrive.
Mass shooting statistics in America are rising and are the highest of any country. Recent mass shootings have uncovered several observations regarding mental health and a need for gun control, while nutrition professionals are looking at diet as an important factor.
I personally think that the line between when a stigma becomes accepted, to when it becomes the "thing to do", or 'cool' seem to be a fine one.
A story that broke this week has me asking questions about mental health stress leave in the work place and whether or not we should really treat these like regular sick days.
A new study by Renee Mikorski and Dawn M. Szymanski, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says that the mental health of female staff at sexually objectifying restaurants hurts the mental health of the women who work there.
Male fish are displaying feminine qualities and even producing eggs. What can we learn about these transgender fish?
Body Integrity Identity Disorder: The strange phenomenon of hating your own own body part.
My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness
A house full of children is a house full of chaos. With our tablets and phones, Netflix and Minecraft, with our Amazon Echo, our radios and TVs, with a barking dog and sibling squabbles we are constantly in a state of massive over-stimulation. One day last month, it became abundantly clear to me that I had simply had ENOUGH.
Everyone one of us has faced a situation that has given us anxiety, maybe even to the point to consider it a phobia. As moms, we still have these fears, but we must try even harder to get through what is causing this anxiety from our children, our spouses, and most importantly, ourselves. Some common phobias can include public speaking, doctors, or even heights. Personally, a phobia of mine has been the dentist. Today, I had a dentist appointment and I to face my fear so to speak. While facing a fear is a feat for anyone, here are five ways to help in any situation that may cause you or anyone else anxiety.
Lead poisoning can lead to many health problems in children. An awareness of this problem can lead to aggressive efforts to prevent lead poisoning in kids.
Dr. Diane Kelsall, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Journal, states legalization of the use of cannabis in Canada would jeopardize the health of youth.
Researchers say that deep poverty places young kids at high risk for poor health and development.
Researchers say that listening to inspiring music in a group and taking part in discussions about music and life is a positive interaction which makes people feel good.
Researchers say omega-3 may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers say that exposure to psychological abuse between parents is associated with more damage to the wellbeing of children as they get older than physical domestic violence.
Researchers have found that pet dogs can help kids alleviate feelings of stress.
You may not realize this, but your brain comes with its own “bodyguard” of sorts – called the Blood Brain Barrier. Researchers have found one way we can help keep this barrier strong.
Researchers say stroke prevention may also decrease the risk of some dementias and this can be accomplished with lifestyle changes.