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Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

By Lisa A. Miles Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has been studied for some time now. Usually it comes to mind with the onset of depression in winter. But more applications have been coming to the forefront. Recently, a post on Psych Central had information...
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Let’s make the Fort Hood shooting end the myth of military PTSD and violence

Alex Horton theguardian.com, Friday 4 April 2014 12.11 EDT Let’s make the Fort Hood shooting end the myth of military PTSD and violence Post-traumatic stress is many things to many people, but it is not a motivation for murder. And now it’s time for the stigma to stop...
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NAMI Celebrates Victory in Preserving Medicare Part D Access to Psychiatric Medications

National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI Celebrates Victory in Preserving Medicare Part D Access to Psychiatric Medications ARLINGTON, Va., March 10, 2014 — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary...
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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Mental health problems are frequently complicated by substance abuse, putting patients in need of special care By Colette Bouchez WebMD Feature    |    Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s release from drug rehab puts a...
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What is Bipolar Disorder?

 National Alliance on Mental Illness   What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness with recurring episodes of mania and depression that can last from one day to months. This mental illness causes unusual and dramatic shifts in mood, energy and the ability...
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What is mental illness?

National Alliance on Mental Illness What is mental illness? A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are...
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Senate Hearing Examines Impact of Delayed Parity Law on Mental Health Patients

ARLINGTON, Va. (Nov. 7, 2013) – Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy will testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights, and Agency Action on the impact of delayed federal rulemaking, citing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction...
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Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities. Other symptoms include:...
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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

MARILYNN MARCHIONE  July 15, 2013         BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other...
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