New Study Finds Different Types of Anxieties and Depression Exist

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers in a Stanford-led study. The five categories, defined by their specific symptoms and areas of brain activation, are: tension, anxious arousal, general anxiety, anhedonia — the inability to feel pleasure — and melancholia. Click Here To Read Entire Article

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Is There A Link Between Social Media And Teen Suicide?

  Experts are exploring the connection between increased social media usage and the increase of teen suicides. The Yakima Herald explores the phenomenon. Click Here to Read Entire Article

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Huffington Post: We Need to Start Talking About Mental Health

A woman's struggle to find answers about her mental health and a solution for her struggles. We need to continue breaking the stigma and talking more about these issues Click here to read entire article

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Parents Depression Can Funnel Down To Kids

Fathers who show signs of depression may be more likely to have kids who show signs of depression, especially in their teen years, according to a new study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read Entire Article Here 

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Timbaland Opens Up About Depression and Drug Addiction

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Timbaland spoke about how his position in hip hop and music in general had played a role in his battle with depression and drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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How Light Therapy May Improve Depression Symptoms on Bipolar Patients

Psychiatrists at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern picked up on recent research that found bright light can sweeten the mood in people showing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Read Entire Article Here

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Overdose-proof opioid? Scripps’ new drug could reduce deaths

Laura Bohn at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter for decades took a different approach to saving these lives: Why not make a safer opioid, one that doesn’t result in death by depressing breathing? The loss of respiration is the cause of most accidental fatal opioid overdoses. ...

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Australia: The New Smart Watch Tech that Could Diagnose Mental Illness

Up until now, wearable devices with heart rate monitors have been all about your physical fitness: They can tell you how intense your workout was, how quickly your body recovered, and even how well you slept afterwards. But a new screening technology claims to take note of your heart’s rhythms and use it to screen your risk of mental illness. Experts predict that we’ll soon even be able to diagnose conditions like clinical depression with 80 per cent accuracy. ...

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I was invited to talk mental health with Tiffany Werner. Listen Now!

I was honored to be a guest on the Moments Of Clarity with Tiffany radio show. We talked about The Flawed Ones, mental health, education, children, veterans and so much more. Download the podcast here!

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Is Seasonal Depression Real?

This past weekend, the clocks rolled back one-hour. That means shorter days are upon us. If you dread the darker winter months, chances are you've heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD has been in the medical news for decades. But the cause is still very much a mystery. ...

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