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Writer and model Lily Bailey talks about her struggle with OCD
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Many celebrities in the past have opened up about their mental health struggles and how they continue to cope with it. Writer and model Lily Bailey has joined the league and revealed how obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has been a part of her life. She was so consumed by her condition that she never realized […]

National Nutrition Month: Fighting depression with food
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Food and sound mental health share a strong relationship between each other. People who eat fresh and home-cooked food live longer and better than those who resort to pre-packaged meals only. Healthy food also reduces the risk of mental and physical illnesses. People whose diet consists largely of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, proteins […]

Patients with OCD and depression have less adaptive coping skills, says study
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors that the sufferer feels like repeating. While the symptoms of the disorder may come and go, individuals suffering from OCD often try to avoid the trigger-generating situations or use substances like drugs or alcohol to calm their nerves. A recent study published in […]

Florida scientists decode chemistry of fear: Predator-secreted lipids prompt defense mechanism
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Fear exists, so does anxiety. Though medicines are prescribed commonly to deal with these problems when they start interfering with daily activities, they often fail to provide the desired results. In the quest for new clues on the mechanism that drives fear and anxiety and to develop effective new drugs for treating conditions, such as […]

Successful treatment of schizophrenia helps in better management of daily activities, says study
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Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disorder. The symptoms of the disease make it difficult for those afflicted with it to distinguish between the reality and the imaginary, thus, adversely impacting the way they conduct their daily activities. Due to its chronic nature, patients of schizophrenia find it difficult to handle relationships and thus, exhibit problems […]

Adolescents with mental disorders more likely to be prescribed opioids, finds study
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Adolescents are more vulnerable to the ill effects of an opioid, be it heroin or a prescription painkiller. Usually, pediatricians prescribe opioids to children and teens for injuries and postsurgical pain without cross checking the long-term impact of the drug on their behavioral health. Now, a recent study suggests a surprising proclivity of mental health […]

Florida Governor signs historic bill for gun control and mental health
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Looking at the spate of mass shootings taking place in Florida – the shootout at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando in 2016, the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017, and the recent Parkland school massacre on Valentine’s Day which killed 17 injured many more – Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed the Senate Bill […]

Carson Daly on struggling with generalized anxiety disorder and benefits of therapy
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Coping with a mental illness is a tough task in itself and fighting the associated stigma makes things all the more difficult. Lately, many celebrities have stepped forward and opened up about their mental health struggles. Recently in an interview, TODAY anchor Carson Daly shared his experiences of struggling with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and […]

Florida first responders with PTSD now eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
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At present, first responders in Florida are eligible for medical insurance under workers’ compensation. However, if they are unable to work owing to job-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they don’t get lost wages. But now things are going to change – the recent approval of bill SB 376 by the Florida Legislature talks of covering […]

Schizophrenia associated with higher risks of breast cancer, says study
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Schizophrenia, one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, is a highly complex neuropsychiatric condition. A range of abnormalities, including hallucinations, delusions, cognitive decline, inability to process thoughts coherently, lack of reasoning ability, etc., are caused by schizophrenia. In brief, people suffering from such a complicated disorder are unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy. […]

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