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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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Happy “May is Mental Health Month” Everyone!

We have had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most talented and brilliant minds in medicine, science, entertainment, therapy and simply inspirational stories over the last 3 years of doing our Radio Show. The candid and emotional stories of our guests continue to inspire us! Some of them from top actors, [...]

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Susan lets her guard down and receives educational support

Susan started receiving services from Community Connection’s College Connection program at Cabrillo College in Spring 2011. She was initially guarded, and didn’t want anything to do with “counseling”. She slowly began to open up and receive the educational support services offered. College Connection staff has seen her on a regular basis to support her with anxiety, [...]

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Margaret joins Work First and accepts her drinking problem and finds help

Margaret joined Work First in October 2011 after spending a month in a higher lever of care. When entering our programs, Margaret didn’t consider her daily drinking a problem or that she had a problem with alcohol at all. Through working with Avenues, Casa Pacific and CRP she has been able to identify alcohol as [...]

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Quinn excels in Work First program

Quinn started participating in the Work First program in April 2011. He moved into Casa Pacific after 5 months in locked care. He has a long history of hospitalizations and time in locked care facilities. When entering Work First, he was socially internal would often isolate in a social settings. He is now outgoing, supportive [...]

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