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February 22, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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New Gene Findings Unravel the Mystery of Schizophrenia

February 22, 2016 00:53 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

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Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe neurological brain disorder which can gravely affect a person’s functioning at many different levels. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 2.6 million Americans are affected by the illness whose debilitating challenges are often extended to their families. [More]

August 31, 2014
by Cathy England, MA

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Understanding the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

August 31, 2014 04:55 by Cathy England, MA  [About the Author]

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Schizophrenia is one of the more serious mental health diagnoses, and is possibly one of the more misunderstood illnesses. Individuals with this diagnosis often require very close observation and intensive mental health treatment interventions in order to maintain stability. This summary will explore some of the symptoms of the diagnosis, some of the treatment options, and some of the common misconceptions about the illness. There seem to be varying levels of stigma surrounding mental health issues, and schizophrenia suffers as one of the more stigmatized disorders. [More]

August 17, 2014
by Dr. DeeAnn Visk

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How are Medications Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders

August 17, 2014 04:55 by Dr. DeeAnn Visk  [About the Author]

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Prescription medications are commonly employed to treat a variety of mental health illnesses. Diseases treated with prescription medication include: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ideally, these medications are used with talking therapy, at least until they are shown to be working well (Mental Health Medications, 2014). [More]

August 3, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Grace Under Pressure: The Art of Being Unflappable

August 3, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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Our personal lives and our work lives can be filled with tense moments, conflict, and competing demands. Life also delivers ups and downs in the form of job losses, cheating spouses, major illnesses, and death. Being able to manage these difficult times effectively requires skills that anyone can learn. Not only is being unflappable an admirable and beneficial quality in times of crisis, it can also be good for your mental health. [More]

July 21, 2014
by Caleen Martin


Creating your health miracle, how to stop contributing to your illness and take back control of your health and well-being

July 21, 2014 04:55 by Caleen Martin  [About the Author]

What would happen if you had the power to create your own health miracle? From the moment of my Fibromyalgia diagnosis I have been on a quest for information on this misunderstood chronic pain condition. I have accumulated lists of symptoms and research, medications and alternative treatments. My days revolve around constant debilitating pain which I fight every step of the way. [More]

March 15, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Lung Cancer: A Horrible Illness Part 2

March 15, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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The diagnosis of lung cancer can be frightening. It is only normal to feel the need to find a cure that avoids the harsh realities of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and possibly of hospice care. The diagnosis of lung cancer need not be a death sentence, though. If detected early, lung cancer is quite survivable and even advanced lung cancer can be treated in such a way that the person may survive for several years after the diagnosis. [More]