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May 14, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Could Be Used In the Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, and Schizophrenia

May 14, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study from the University of Waterloo, published in Scientific Reports, aimed to examine the way we learn to perceive the passage of time. Is time perception rigidly fixed in the brain, or is it flexible and open to change? If the latter, how rapidly can our brain adapt to changes in timing statistics? [More]

April 29, 2019
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Increases Risk of Psychosis-Spectrum Illnesses

April 29, 2019 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Children who grow up in poor neighbourhoods are at an increased risk of developing a psychosis-spectrum mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by the time they reach middle adulthood. Researchers say the finding of the study suggest interventions aimed at improving neighbourhoods and assisting children displaying atypical social characteristics could prevent the conditions from developing. [More]

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]

January 6, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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The Intersection of Genetics, Mental Illness, and Stigma

January 6, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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As our understanding of the biological and genetic factors that contribute to the development of these disorders, it becomes easier to see these behavioral health disorders as real diseases—like diabetes or heart disease, which can also run in families. But, how might our relatively recent increased understanding of genetics and biology impact how people with mental illness are perceived and treated in our society? Will this understanding help to decrease stigma, or will it further fuel stigma for people living with behavioral health disorders? [More]

October 6, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

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Mental Illness and Life Expectancy: How mental illness can shorten lifespan, and what to do about it

October 6, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

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The cost of having mental illness can be very high for people struggling with behavioral disorders. Mental illness can impact a person’s ability to work, go to school, and have healthy and satisfying relationships. But did you know that it can also shorten a person’s life? There is consistent evidence that people with mental illness do have more physical health problems and mortality, compared with people who do not live with these disorders FB- Mental health issues affect more parts of our lives than just day to day living. Research shows that it can also shorten your life...read more and find out what you can do about it. [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]