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Mental Health

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including depression, and anxiety. Alternative therapy for mental health issues based on research and medical news. Tips on how to live a happy life. Exercises and other lifestyle interventions that can help emotional well-being. Articles and research findings that focus on eating disorders and adolescent mental health and well-being.

Connection between Vitamin D deficiency and neurological conditions

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Dementia is a syndrome usually progressive and chronic in nature. Global incidences of dementia is increasing at a rate of one new case every three seconds with associated medical social and health care costs far exceeding the capacity of most countries. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease sufferers lose their ability to perform routine tasks, experience poor quality of life and loss of autonomy. The role of vitamin D in the etiology of cognitive impairment and dementia is plausible and has been supported substantial mechanistic and epidemiological data. As people age, they tend to spend less and less time outdoors in the sun. It is of great importance as vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic and is seen most commonly in older adults residing in northerly latitudes, particularly during winter months. Further research needs to be done to see if increasing vitamin D level will improve cognitive health (Aspell, Lawlor, O'Sullivan, 2018).

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Issues Impairing Employment

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Autistic Spectrum Disorders are a complex pervasive neurodevelopmental condition associated with lifelong difficulties. these difficulties cross social, emotional and behavioral domains. The lastest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) finally put all aspects of autism under one umbrella of autistic spectrum disorder. Since this happened questions have been raised if this has helped by moving toward a broader categorization of the disorder is clinically useful (Montgomery et al, 2016).

How To Find the Best Online Counseling Available According to Experts

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There are nearly 10 million Americans living with a severe mental health condition according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This shocking statistic reveals that mental illness is even more common than you may have suspected. In this article, we will take a look at tips from experts on how to find the best online counseling available to suit your individual needs.

Insurance Denial for Emergency Room Care: Fallout from Anthem, Inc Policy

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Financial concerns are often cited by doctors as a barrier to administering routinely recommended vaccines to adults. Survey respondents answered questions on payment and profit for various public and private payer types. Over half of respondents reported losing money vaccinating adult Medicaid beneficiaries. Few respondents reported negotiation with manufacturers or insurance plans on vaccine purchase prices or payments for vaccinations. Claim denial is a major reason many adults don't inquire about vaccinations or seek them out with their doctors (Lindley et al, 2018; Potter et al, 2018).

Adolescence cannabis use: Risk for Schizophrenia

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Drug addiction is a serious socioeconomic problem associated with significant mortality and morbidity. this study highlighted the complex relationship between drug-induced neuroadaptations in the brain and addictive behaviors using examples from both human studies and animal models. these neuroadaptations thought to be responsible for the transition to a persistent state of addiction. addiction is a highly integrated process complicated by differing profiles the drug themselves. this, of course, includes the use of cannabis by youngsters. it has been shown to open the adolescents up to not only addiction but mental illnesses as well (Duncan, 2012).

Gender Non-conformity (GNC) Creates Mental Distress in Youth

GNC or gender non-conformity has become a real issue in our schools today. A study conducted of 6082 high school students said GNC was associated with feeling sad and hopeless as well as suicidal. This leads to an increase in peer harassment and violence as well as increase exposure to child abuse. this exposure also has led to an increase in substance abuse as well as an increase experience of mental distress (Lowry et al, 2018).

The Ultimate Guide to the Top Drug Rehab Treatment Centers

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There are more than 14,500 drug rehab treatment centers nationwide that provide counseling, behavioral therapy, medication, case management, and other types of services to people with substance abuse disorders. Finding the right one can prove to be an intimidating process, but here is a guide you can utilize to help yourself or a loved one to locate the best drug rehab treatment center possible.

The Truth About Money and Mental Illness in 3 Minutes

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New research is exploring the link between money and mental illness. They are more intricately connected than you could ever begin to imagine as research shows that one out of every five people struggling with a debt burden is under additional strain from a mental health problem, severe illness, or a life event such as the recent bereavement of a loved one. In this article, we will explore the truth about money and mental illness.

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Eases Anxiety and Depression

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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.

Suicidal Thoughts Attributed to Hallucinations After Taking Tamiflu

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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.

Are Companion Pets a Legitimate Claim?

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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.

3 Testimonies of Those Who Found Healing from P.A.N.D.A.S. Syndrome

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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.

How To Know If Your Sympathetic Nervous System Is in Overdrive

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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.

My Children and I Were Silent for Five Minutes. Here's What Happened When We Began to Practice Mindfulness

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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.

How this mom deals with stressful situations naturally

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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.

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