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Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?

A recent paper describes how scientists set up a gym in a psychiatric inpatient unit to find out whether exercise could improve symptoms and general well-being in this challenging environment. A new study asks whether exercise could, at least partially, replace medication for psychiatric inpatients. Over recent years, there have been several investigations into the […]

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What to know about mood stabilizers

What to know about mood stabilizers

Mood stabilizers are a type of medication that doctors usually use to treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder. These drugs can help stop the significant mood swings that people with bipolar disorder commonly experience. A person taking mood stabilizers may experience side effects, which can sometimes be serious. Anyone with bipolar disorder may experience unusual […]

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Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

Heroin ODs Have Started Declining in Some States

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After years of steady increases, the number of Americans showing up in emergency departments with heroin overdoses is on a downswing, at least in some states. Between 2017 and 2018, many states saw a dramatic drop in the number of […]

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Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking

(HealthDay News) — Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise. Latest Mental Health News The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking: Drinking excessively on weekends or holidays. Drinking more alcohol than originally intended. Engaging in risky behavior while […]

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Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

Millennials Believe ‘Narcissist’ Label, But Don’t Like It

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young Americans tend to accept the popular notion that their generation is self-centered and entitled, but they also resent those labels, new research suggests. In a series of surveys, researchers found that most people — regardless of age — believed […]

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Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline)

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline)

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline): What’s the difference? Klonopin (clonazepam and Zoloft (sertraline) are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Clonazepam is also used to prevent certain types of seizures and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Sertraline is also used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). A brand […]