Articles Tagged with mental health

Optimism Could Prevent A Heart Attack, Says New Study

Being more optimistic can reduce your risk of a heart attack according to a new study.

Do you see the glass as half full or half empty? According to a new research study recently published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review, the way you answer that question may have a lot to with you risks of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. The study, led by University of Illinois… Read more »

Death Ruled Homicide: Poor Training Killed Tanisha Anderson, Not Racism

Death Ruled A Homicide Did Racism Or Incompetence

With her death officially ruled a homicide, the controversial Tanisha Anderson case has served as more fuel on an already burning fire. The death of the Cleveland, Ohio, woman is just one more controversy that calls into question why America’s police seems to kill unarmed individuals with disturbing regularity. Protests continue to rage across the… Read more »

Could Depression Be An Infectious Disease? Expert Says Yes

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Depression remains to be one of the deadliest mental disorders in the United States. A huge number of suicides have been blamed on major depressive disorder, while hundreds of other cases remain undiagnosed mainly due to social stigma. People take depression less seriously than other diseases, despite the condition accounting for hundreds of deaths per… Read more »

Gun Control: Why Passing More Laws Will Not Stop Mass Shootings

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Passing more gun control laws will not prevent the tragic mass shootings and school shootings which have sadly become commonplace in America. The state of California and the city of Chicago have had some of the most stringent gun laws on the books for years, yet both continue to be home to mounting crime rates…. Read more »

Depression: What College Students Can Do To Cope

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Depression is definitely a huge burden for college students. Instead of the enjoyable experience people usually associate with college, students with depression sometimes perceive life in the university as a harrowing 4-year struggle through self-doubt and misery. College students with depression often find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork and family. Some even have part-time work… Read more »

ADHD Doesn’t Exist? Neurologist Challenges the Condition

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According to the 2013 statistics, the diagnosis for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has skyrocketed, as more people than ever are being diagnosed with the mental disorder. The condition, which is associated with impulsive and hyperactive behavior, has been diagnosed to approximately three to seven percent of children in the United Kingdom. Such a high… Read more »

Depression Drug Brintellix Approved By FDA

Brintellix Receives Approval For Treating Depression

The United States Food and Drug Administration approved Brintellix for treatment of major depressive disorder Monday, bringing brand name options back to a drug market awash in generics. Major depressive disorder (MDD), commonly referred to as depression, is defined as a mental disorder characterized by mood changes and other symptoms that interfere with a person’s… Read more »