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For Teens Dealing with Thoughts of …

It is extremely challenging to deal with teenage suicidal behavior and teenage suicidal thoughts. However, just because it's challenging doesn't mean it can't be done...

Effects of Bipolar Disorder

Effects of Bipolar Disorder

How Bipolar Disorder Affects Everyday Life Effects of bipolar disorder can be far-reaching, both into the lives of patients and those around them. Bipolar disorder affects...

Rumination Syndrome

Rumination Syndrome

Background: The word rumination is derived from the Latin word ruminare, which means to chew the cud. Rumination is the voluntary or involuntary regurgitation and rechewing...

Addiction Facts and Statistics

Addiction Facts and Statistics

Addiction facts and statistics reveal a nation that is overcome with a variety of addictions (see: Types of Addictions). Cigarettes and alcohol are the most...

Partners in the Stand Up for Mental…

We're really excited because a lot of great people are Standing Up for Mental Health. On their websites, blogs and social sites, our campaign partners...

Suicide: Let's Talk About It

Suicide: Let's Talk About It

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Suicide: Let's Talk About It Bullying and Suicide Help The Balanced Mind Foundation Overcoming Depression After Surviving...

Famous People with Dependent Personality Disorder

Famous People with Dependent Person…

There aren't any authoritative news stories or other valid media outlets listing famous people with dependent personality disorder. By no means does this mean no...

Bulimia Support Groups Important to Recovery

Bulimia Support Groups Important to…

A bulimia support group can be essential in initial and long-term recovery from bulimia. Bulimia is a devastating eating disorder that can cause severe side...

Antidepressants and Weight Gain – SSRIs and Weight Gain

Antidepressants and Weight Gain – S…

When considering treatment with antidepressants, weight gain is a concern for many people. Even though weight gain was more common with older antidepressants like tricyclics...

Effect of Sexual Assault on Women Sexual Assault Victims

Effect of Sexual Assault on Women S…

Assault on women, in the form of sexual violence, is epidemic in the United States, according to a government study conducted in 2010. The study...

Quitting Weed! How to Stop Smoking Marijuana, Pot, Weed

Quitting Weed! How to Stop Smoking …

Many people work at quitting smoking pot (weed, marijuana). In fact, 100,000 people get treatment to help quitting weed each year in the United States...

Cocaine Addiction and Cocaine Addicts

Cocaine Addiction and Cocaine Addic…

Cocaine addiction, also known as cocaine abuse, is a common problem in the United States and worldwide with 2.8% of people in the United States...

Mental Illness and Homelessness

Mental Illness and Homelessness

  Mental illness and homelessness can be interrelated. In "The Homeless Mentally Ill," an article appearing in the Harvard Mental Health Letter (2005), the author asserts...

Anorexia Test - Am I Anorexic?

Anorexia Test - Am I Anorexic?

An anorexia test can help a person who is asking "Am I anorexic?". Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by difficulty maintaining a healthy...

Emotional Abuse Test: Am I Emotionally Abused?

Emotional Abuse Test: Am I Emotiona…

Emotional abuse is common among children and many adults, so many ask: "Am I emotionally abused?" Take this emotional abuse test to find out if...

Addiction Treatment: Addiction Therapy, Addiction Rehab

Addiction Treatment: Addiction Ther…

There are many types of help for addiction available as no one type is right for everyone. People may also require multiple courses of addiction...

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Marijuana and Depression:  A Depressant or Treatment?

Marijuana and Depression: A Depres…

The subject of marijuana and depression has been of interest to researchers for some time. Some studies suggest marijuana is a depressant, finding more marijuana...

Anxiety and Depression Articles

Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression Depression and Anxiety Treatment {loadposition articleAdleft} next:  Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression~ all articles on depression~ depression community homepage

Importance of Mental Health Awareness Efforts

Importance of Mental Health Awarene…

HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week: Mental Illness Awareness Weeks Share our Stories Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans Mental Health...

10 Positive Ways of Dealing with PTSD

10 Positive Ways of Dealing with PT…

The idea of positively dealing with PTSD can seem absurd when you are living the nightmare that PTSD can be. It is natural to feel...

Eating Disorder Help: Where to Get Help for Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorder Help: Where to Get …

Help for eating disorders is critical to regaining control over the patient's health and life, especially given that eating disorders are destructive and potentially life-threatening...

What is Schizotypal Personality Disorder? Definition, Causes

What is Schizotypal Personality Dis…

Individuals with schizotypal personality disorder exhibit a consistent, long-term pattern of severe social and relationship limitations. They seem to take little joy in life, regardless...

Antipsychotic Medications for Bipolar Disorder

Antipsychotic Medications for Bipol…

Antipsychotic medications were initially developed for the treatment of psychosis, generally found in schizophrenia; however, antipsychotic drugs have been found to be useful in alleviating...

10 Early Warning Signs of Schizophrenia

10 Early Warning Signs of Schizophr…

The early signs of schizophrenia mostly happen in the teen years and this can make them difficult to spot because these early schizophrenia signs are...

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