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  • Patients with heart disease are more likely to battle depression, study says

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-25-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    link between heart diseases and depression

    Studies have shown that patients with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression than those who are otherwise healthy. However, research continues to be conducted as to why this is the case. Perhaps unsurprisingly, depression often leads to weakened physical and mental health. A weakened mental and physical constitution may exacerbate the symptoms…

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  • New software program predicts risk of depression relapse

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-23-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    software predicts depression relapse

    Almost one quarter of the U.S. population will experience a depressive episode over the course of their lives. Despite many recent advancements in the past century, including identification of genetic biomarkers found for the disorder earlier this year, we are still nowhere near finding a reliable means of predicting depression rates. However, where past research…

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  • Is positive thinking dangerous?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-13-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    positive thinking can be dangerous

    If you have ever had access to social media, then you have probably heard of it. It’s gone by different names… the law of attraction, determinism, psycho-cybernetics, but the idea remains the same: positive thinking equals positive results. Although this sounds like an elegant way to view our lives and the universe, for many of…

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  • How parental dysfunctionality shapes child emotionality

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-10-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    parental dysfunctionality child emotions

    Often times, the origins of a mental disorder can be traced back to a person’s childhood. Not only are mental health disorders at unprecedented levels for adults, but children as well, with 3 percent of children (aged 3-17) suffering from an anxiety disorder and over 2 percent from depression, according to the Centers for Disease…

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  • Why does depression exist?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 02-04-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    why depression exists

    Depression is arguably the most prevalent mental disorder in the world, affecting over 350 million globally every day. Despite being commonly attributed to a chemical imbalance in the brain by pharmaceutical commercials, the causes of depression are much more complex. In recent years, depression has been found to be caused by not only genetics, but…

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  • Risk of developing grief-related illnesses increases with age

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-22-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    grief related illnesses in elderly

    Although bereavement has long been thought to cause stress that can affect the immune system, no formal studies have been carried out on the topic in the past. However, a study conducted by researchers at Birmingham University in the U.K. investigated the link between stress and immune function across different ages. Looking at participants who…

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  • Study finds fast-paced TV OK for children

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-21-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    fast paced tv kids ok

    Television has been accused of leading to behavioral problems in children practically since its inception, being associated with seizures, ADHD and violent behavior. One of the biggest concerns in recent years has been its effect on children’s ability to concentrate, allegedly leading to poor academic performance and attention disorders. A study presented at the annual…

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  • How contagious are emotions?

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-20-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    emotions contagious

    Sometimes, despite a person being charming and positive in nature, we still feel an unexplainable amount of unease around them. Many psychologists believe that, in many cases, this is due to our subconscious perception of their non-verbal communication. Most of our ability to feel empathy is due to body language and facial expressions, something that…

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  • Childhood trauma activates PTSD gene

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 01-15-2015 Category: Mental Health
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    childhood trauma ptsd gene

    While it has been known for some time that traumatic events in childhood are generally more damaging than ones experienced later in life, new research suggests that childhood adversity may influence them on a genetic level, leaving them more prone to developing post traumatic stress disorder in adulthood. The study found that the changes in…

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  • Take care when making New Year’s resolutions

    By: Marissa Maldonado On: 12-30-2014 Category: Mental Health
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    Take care when making New Years Resolutions

    It’s that time of year again: it is almost New Year’s Eve. After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, all anyone really needs to focus on usually is finding out what to do on New Year’s Eve and to sit down with a pen and paper and plan their New Year’s resolutions. Many…

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