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  • Treatment for alcoholism and how it affects women

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-20-2015 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health, Psychological Trauma
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    The disease of alcoholism does not discriminate but takes particular physical and cognitive tolls on both sexes. Although women may become addicted faster than men, they have lower relapse rates after treatment. While women may experience more serious liver damage, their brain matter rebounds faster after treatment. Biological differences between men and women dictate the…

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  • Senior depression: A good prognosis for those who reach out for help

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-16-2015 Category: Behavioral Health, Mental Health
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    When imagining the golden years of retirement, thoughts of golf outings, travel and bridge games might come to mind. For most senior citizens, retirement is a time of relaxation and recreation. However, a large portion of the senior demographic, about 6.5 million people, or 15 percent, are battling clinical depression, with a total of 25…

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  • Paranoia can ‘destroy ya’: Paranoid personality disorder creates destructive effects and treatment challenges

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-15-2015 Category: Behavioral Health, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
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    Imagine a life defined by the constraints imposed by fear and suspicion. Every waking hour is spent locked inside a prison of your own delusional making, seemingly safe from all the people perceived to be out to cause you harm. Trusting no one, life is devoid of relationships or emotional connections. Anger from long-lasting grudges…

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  • Brain imaging can predict future learning and addiction behaviors

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-14-2015 Category: Addiction Treatment, Behavioral Health, Mental Health
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    Neuroimaging procedures, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have contributed significantly to the field of neuroscience overall. Specifically, these procedures have added to the cognitive understanding of the human brain and to how the images of the brain relate to specific behaviors and mental health conditions. To date, this technology has not been utilized broadly…

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  • Lewy body dementia and how it leads to suicide

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-13-2015 Category: Mental Health, Uncategorized
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    Barbara and Lee Mendel of Denver, Colo. loved to travel and had been living with Lee’s Parkinson’s diagnosis for ten years. On a road trip to Oregon, Barbara began noticing “strange things.” Lee kept misreading road signs on the drive and couldn’t keep the scores straight when they played golf or gin rummy. Soon they…

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  • Schizophreniform disorder: Temporary problem or possible lifelong issue?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-09-2015 Category: Mental Health, Uncategorized
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    Most individuals have heard of schizophrenia and know what a large toll it can take on a person’s mental health and quality of life. As of late, researchers have found a disorder that shares schizophrenia’s symptoms, but may or may not actually develop into full-blown schizophrenia. This is known as schizophreniform disorder. The condition Schizophreniform…

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  • When to walk away from social media

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-08-2015 Category: Addiction Abuse, Mental Health
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    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Goodreads, Tumblr, AboutMe, Flickr, Pinterest, Etsy and more: these are just a few of the social media websites that people access on a daily basis. They provide users with the ability to share photos, ideas, books, recipes, videos, keep in contact with friends and family, advertise, sell arts and crafts, connect…

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  • Studies confirm genetic link to suicidal behavior and tendencies

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-08-2015 Category: Mental Health, Psychological Trauma
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    When it comes to the tragedy of suicide many subjects arise including the theory that suicide might run in families. A famous example of this phenomenon is poet Sylvia Plath who notoriously died by asphyxiation by putting her head inside an oven in 1963. Forty-six years later, her son, marine biologist Nicholas Hughes took his…

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  • How being thankful can improve your mental health

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 04-07-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    Integrating thankfulness and gratitude into the daily routine has proven to be very beneficial. It is a habit that can, and usually will, improve anyone’s mood immensely and can even decrease the effects of depression. Research has shown that consciously thinking about things one is thankful for everyday can make one feel more appreciative of…

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  • National Public Health Week

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 03-27-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    More of us than not can and should be thankful for our health. To not suffer from a physical or psychological ailment should be appreciated and not taken for granted. Of course, there are many who could still know someone who suffers from a health condition, be it a friend, family member or acquaintance. The…

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