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Playing to Your Strengths

Playing to Your Strengths

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Everyone has certain personality strengths that make them unique. For instance, you might be the type of person who loves to nurture others or who always tells it like it is and is known for your honesty. Studies on human […]

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Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms

Bipolar and schizophrenia symptoms

Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are psychiatric conditions that have some common traits, but also key differences. Bipolar disorder causes shifts in mood, energy levels, and thinking. Schizophrenia causes a person to appear to lose touch with reality. People with bipolar disorder may experience episodes of mania and depression, often separated by periods of relative stability. […]

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Bipolar type definitions

Bipolar type definitions

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders currently lists five types: bipolar I, bipolar II, cyclothymic disorder, other specified bipolar and related disorders, and unspecified bipolar and related disorders. In the United States, about 4.4 percent of adults experience bipolar disorder at some point. People with bipolar […]

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Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Does PTSD Really Harm Veterans’ Hearts?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — By itself, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn’t raise the risk of heart disease for U.S. veterans, a new study finds. “Instead, a combination of physical disorders, psychiatric disorders and smoking — that are more common in patients with PTSD versus without PTSD — appear […]

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How Heavy Drinking Might Boost Your Appetite for Alcohol

How Heavy Drinking Might Boost Your Appetite for Alcohol

Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Binge and heavy drinking may trigger DNA changes that make your booze cravings worse, a new study says. “We found that people who drink heavily may be changing their DNA in a way that makes them crave alcohol even more,” said senior study author […]

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How Color Can Help You De-Stress

How Color Can Help You De-Stress

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of […]

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Factitious Disorders by Proxy (Munchausen Syndrome)

Factitious Disorders by Proxy (Munchausen Syndrome)

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Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline

Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s bad news and good news in a study of lives lost to suicide around the world. In sheer numbers, more of the world’s people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about 817,000 deaths worldwide […]

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Opioid Addicts Are Overdosing on Diarrhea Drug

Opioid Addicts Are Overdosing on Diarrhea Drug

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A popular anti-diarrheal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high. Investigators found that the number of patients who were reported […]

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Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more essential to emotional wellness might be self-compassion — extending to yourself the […]