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Youth with chronic physical ailments more prone to mental illness

August 15, 2019

June 21, 2019, 3:12 PM By Lisa Rapaport Reuters (Reuters Health) – Children and young adults with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, and ADHD may be more likely to develop mental illness than youth who don’t have physical health problems, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed more than 48,000 youth without any diagnosed mental more »

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The Dangers of Linking Gun Violence and Mental Illness

August 7, 2019 By Megan L. Ranney and Jessica Gold Time After repeated exposure to a piece of information, people will start assuming it’s true, whether or not it actually is, simply because they’ve heard it so many times. Familiarity and repetition can overcome rationality, a phenomenon psychologists call the “illusory truth effect.” In a more »

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Is Taking a Mental Health Day Actually Good for You?

August 2, 2019 Cleveland Clinic Lack of motivation. Irritability. Zero interest in work or activities you once enjoyed. Feeling overwhelmed and like you’ll never check off everything on your to-do list… Sound familiar? Burnout and declining mental health is all around us. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, almost 44 million adults more »

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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 24, 2019 Ohio State University ScienceDaily It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between the more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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