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Day: September 4, 2013

Tips for Living With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (often referred to as simply OCD) is a complex and challenging mental health condition that impacts millions of people. Symptoms that typically begin in childhood or adolescence will often plague an individual throughout his or her lifetime, especially if the disorder is never treated. Even with proper treatment, the nagging symptoms of OCD …

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New Information on Sports-Related Brain Injuries in Teens and Adults

Teens and adults who participate in contact sports have substantially heightened chances of experiencing concussions and other forms of significant brain injury. In some individuals, brain injury leads to the onset of a progressively worsening form of brain degradation called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a study published in August 2013 in the journal Neurology, …

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Female Combat Vets at Higher Risk for Mental Disorders, Study Finds

Military service is honorable, but it can also be damaging. Many vets come home from battle with serious physical scars. They also return with mental and emotional scars. For a long time, the mental health status among veterans was not much discussed, and only minimally studied. Today, the vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are …

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Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy Good Option for Many Teens & Children

Psychodynamic psychotherapy, also known as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is a modern form of talk therapy that has its roots in psychoanalysis, the technique first developed by Sigmund Freud and other pioneering doctors. Mental health professionals use psychodynamic psychotherapy in adult populations to address the effects of a number of disorders, including major depression, anorexia, borderline personality …

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The Insidious Connection Between Depression, Unwanted Weight Gain and Obesity

If you’re struggling with weight gain and depression, you know how difficult life can be. Perhaps your depression symptoms make it hard to get out of bed, much less exercise. Maybe you’ve experienced feelings of sadness, shame, self-loathing, or guilt about your body since the pounds have been slowing accumulating. Depression all-too-frequently occurs with both …

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