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Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week: Bully targets at risk of suffering from PTSD
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The effects of workplace bullying are immense and adverse. The abusive conduct can have serious repercussions, if allowed to go on unchecked. The bullying behavior affects an individual’s mental health and sense of well-being. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), roughly 80 percent victims of bullying exhibit debilitating anxiety. Besides, nearly 52 percent people […]


Common genetic variant SNAP25 can be responsible for bipolar and schizophrenia, says study
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Looking at the grim figures showing high prevalence of mental health problems in the United States, it is hard to believe that the country has remained the world’s most developed nation for decades and still retains the position by a huge gap against its closest competitors. However, if the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) […]


Children of anxious mothers may spend more time concentrating on threats, finds study
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“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” The famous quote by Aesop explains how it feels to live with anxiety. To take this further, a recent study has revealed that babies born to anxious mothers may spend more time concentrating on threats they perceive. A group of researchers in […]


Florida unveils major plan to combat opioid epidemic
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The United States is in the midst of a massive opioid epidemic, and states like Florida are among the worst hit. In a bid to contain the heroin and opioid epidemic in the state, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a detailed plan on Sept. 26, 2017, which includes a major legislation and an investment of […]


Schizophrenia linked to 3-fold higher mortality rate, finds study
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The effects of schizophrenia are quite debilitating. And to make things worse, a recent Canadian research has suggested that mortality rates among patients of schizophrenia are three times greater than their healthy counterparts. The study also indicated that people suffering from schizophrenia died eight years younger compared to those not afflicted with the mental illness. […]


Study says Rexulti may ensure long-term remission in patients of schizophrenia
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Schizophrenia is a terribly disabling mental health problem with its victims exhibiting symptoms like deficiencies in balanced thought process, distortion in understanding and emotions, and delusions. For patients of schizophrenia, physicians usually recommend a combination of medicines and behavioral therapies, but lack of efficiency in these treatment options usually results in a relapse. To tackle […]


Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Using massage therapy to boost recovery
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Addiction recovery has come a long way from clandestine meetings in dark, dingy rooms and marathon counseling sessions. It is now an all-encompassing approach that aims to heal the mind, body and spirit, and helps patients reduce the damage caused by their habit of substance abuse. Experts feel that the root cause of addiction lies […]


Findings on functional brain connectivity may help understand mental illnesses, says review
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There is no dearth of psychological illnesses that millions of people all over the world are suffering from. The paucity of necessary information about potential ways of treating them has made things worse. However, researchers have been carrying out studies to examine and understand the functional nuances within the brain region resulting in erratic human […]


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Day: Sexual assault victims prone to PTSD
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While rape is in itself a painful experience, memories of the incident are more harrowing if the perpetrators of such a shameful crime are known individuals or belong to the victim’s family. Children and teenagers are more vulnerable to incest crimes. The resulting trauma leaves behind a trail of fear and pain that worsens over […]


CBT more effective in treating anxiety regarding one’s health, finds study
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The internet has made the world much easier to live in. Nowadays many people seek necessary information on the web about various disorders affecting them or symptoms of potential health problems they may be afflicted with. However, worrying incessantly about one’s health problems or consulting the internet to get to know more about illnesses or […]