Posts Tagged ‘Depression’

On This Page: Mental Illness Basics Emphasis on the Disorder Managing Erratic Behavior Addressing Their Needs Though many who struggle with mental health disorders like depression or anxiety are willing to seek mental health care on their own, there are a number of disorders that are characterized by symptoms that create an obstacle to treatment. […]

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more than a diagnosis. It affects how you feel, think and act every day. It can leave you or a loved one feeling exhausted both emotionally and physically. But it can also be an opportunity for moving forward and finding energy in life.   Where Does PTSD Come From? PTSD […]

Adderall

Adderall use isn’t just skyrocketing among kids, a growing number of adults are using the ADHD drug for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. While children still make up the biggest group taking Adderall, the number of kids on Adderall rose 18 percent between 2008 and 2012, compared to a 53 percent jump among adults, according to Express Scripts’ […]

The news reports of PTSD on the rise often cite instances of veterans who develop the disorder after being deployed overseas. But a new study shows that even a stressful life-changing event can precipitate a mental disorder. You don’t even need to leave the country. A cross-country move, job change, hospital stay or new baby […]

In the wake of a pro athlete’s recent suicide, Sports Illustrated looks at the issue of mental illness and the stigma that it still carries for many athletes. The stigma of depression is isolating, which can be dangerous, especially since individuals suffering from depression are prone to abusing alcohol or drugs to cope with their […]

Alternate alcoholism times

The connection between chemical or alcohol addictions and our health has been well known for many years. In modern science, we now understand how genetic and emotional issues play a role in substance use as well. Just as mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, ADHD or bipolar disorder can contribute to addiction, issues with getting […]

More people are suffering with mental issues than previously thought, and those issues, especially when untreated, can contribute to addiction problems. There may be twice as many people struggling with mental health issues than previously thought, according to a new study completed by two Duke University psychologists in partnership with colleagues from the U.K. and […]

Blue eyes or a talent for sports can be genetically transmitted, but a predisposition for depression, drug abuse or alcoholism can also be passed through the genes. Genetics aren’t inherently good or bad. We are a complex mix of those who went before us, including many good and not-so-good traits. You may love that you […]

As the holidays approach and the to-do list grows, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed. The growing Christmas list, the crowds at the mall, the long lines at the grocery store, the endless parties and obligations… before you know it, you’re stressed out. It doesn’t help that the days are shorter and colder, making it […]