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Study Shows Sleep Therapy as an Aid for Depression

A new study shows that curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery. The study shows that using Cognitive Behavioral Insomnia sleep therapy rather than drugs is very effective in treating depression. Depression affects 18 million Americans each year and more than half of these people are reported to [...]

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A New Study Shows That Teens’ Mental Disorders are Often Left Untreated in U.S.

According to an article in HealthDay News, less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment.  Those that do get help rarely see a mental health specialists. The findings demonstrate a need for better health services for teens, said study author E. Jane Costello who is an associate director at the Duke [...]

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Eating Dinner Together Boosts Teens Mental Health

A study conducted with findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests that teens who routinely dine with family at mealtime have improved mental health.  This and another study that was published in The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine show that adolescent aged children can have fewer emotional and behavioral problems, greater well [...]

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Video Games Help Seniors

A study that was released Wednesday by the Journal Nature had 16 healthy elderly volunteers train on a specially designed video game to see if it would improve cognitive function boosting mental skills for older people.  The volunteers, (ages 60-85) showed improvement in multitasking, staying focused, and retaining information, powers that usually decline with age. [...]

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Aerobic Fitness Helps Mental Health

Recently, the University of California conducted a study that contended that having healthy heart and lungs may reduce mental decline.  350 adults, aged 59-88, in healthy condition, underwent medical exams and interviews to assess their social, physical and emotional health, then were subjected to a test of aerobic fitness, measured with a treadmill, that was [...]

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Are Antidepressants Being Overprescribed?

The last twenty years have seen the use of antidepressants grow to 10 percent of Americans now using some sort of anti-depressant.  The gradual change from alternate therapeutic methods, economic factors, media ads, and general anxiety, temporary problems with relationships,  and life stress could be some of the reasons depression is being over-diagnosed, and mis-diagnosed. [...]

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Is Mental Health Seasonal? It Seems So!

Researchers from USC, Harvard and Johns Hopkins looked through every Google search done in the US and Australia between 2006 and 2010. They looked for words like “symptoms of” and “medications for” OCD, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar, depression, anorexia, bulimia and schizophrenia. They found that there were seasonal dips and peaks in American self help searches [...]

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Handling Stress Poorly Puts You at a Greater Risk for Mental Health Issues Ten Years From Now.

A report done by University of California Irvine shows that it’s not the number of daily stressors, it’s the way you handle them. Researchers studied more than 700 men and women from 25 to 74 years old, interviewed ten years apart.  At the beginning, participants were asked every day for eight days to report stressors [...]

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