mental illness

Overcoming Hopelessness in Depression

“Things will never get better.”  “I’m worthless.”  “I’ll never be happy.” If these statements sound familiar, you may be struggling with depression.  One of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders, depression afflicts nearly 7 million Americans annually. Almost one-third of these cases are classified as severe, and they are the ones in which feelings of hopelessness …

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Specific Phobias in Women

Specific phobia is a medical term used to describe a persistent, irrational fear-based reaction to things or situations that have a minor or nonexistent potential to cause harm. Various people can develop this type of response to almost anything. However, some phobic reactions occur much more frequently than others. Women and girls develop specific phobias …

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Schizoaffective Disorder in Women

Schizoaffective disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by a set of symptoms that combines features of schizophrenia with features of depression, mania, or some other form of mood disorder. Compared to most other mental illnesses, doctors know relatively little about schizoaffective illness. This is true, in part, because of the complex combination of symptoms that …

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Mental Illness Statistics – Are You Battling Co-Occurring Disorders?

Are you struggling with mental illness? You may not know it. Mental illness statistics, like those discussed here, clearly show that many people have a need for a bit of help and comprehensive treatment. Getting it can change your life. And, if you are one of the many people using drugs or alcohol to manage …

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Mental Illness Statistics

Mental illness statistics show that tens of millions of Americans struggle with a mental health condition each year. In 2018, 19.1% of Americans struggled with mental health problems, while another 11.4 million Americans battled a serious illness. Mental health disorders can be difficult to live with, especially if you don’t receive treatment. While mental health …

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A 24-Hour Depression Cure? Researchers Might Have Found It

Imagine a treatment that could end depression in a single day with little to no side effects. It might sound like the inflated claims of a late-night infomercial, but researchers at the University of Maryland have reason to believe such treatment will one day be reality thanks to their identification of compounds that appear to …

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