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Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that consists of long episodes of depression followed by episodes of mania, both of which are distinct from the person’s normal range of moods. There is no cure for bipolar disorder, but it can be treated and managed, allowing a person to live a full life. Treatment differs […]

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Schizophrenia affects the chemistry of the brain and a person’s cognitive abilities, causing problems that can become debilitating and affect a person’s ability to function. Schizophrenics may hallucinate or suffer from delusions, and they often hear voices, become paranoid, or believe others can hear their thoughts. However, schizophrenia can be treated and managed, allowing a […]

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Dennis Rodman, 52, has checked into a New Jersey alcohol treatment center where he will go through at least 30 days of rehabilitation for alcohol addiction, following backlash regarding comments in an interview with CNN about a trip he made to North Korea in early January. Rodman – a basketball Hall of Fame member who […]

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Over the past few years, the debate on the legalization of marijuana has become a divisive issue. About 20 states and the District of Columbia currently allow medical use of marijuana, with many other states reviewing the issue. Residents of Colorado and Washington have recently voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and Colorado’s law […]

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January is designated as Mental Wellness Month by the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP), an educational organization for insurance professionals. Mental wellness is sometimes used as an umbrella term to describe preventive processes and strategies. The IAIP focuses on mental wellness rather than mental health because its members believe that there is more to […]

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Natasha Drukarova recently joined Sovereign Health Group in the new position of Training and Education Manager. She sat down with us this month to tell us a little more about herself. What is your background? I have a background in both education and healthcare. I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State […]

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“Cheers to this year being the best year ever. 2014 gon be the year of truth and freedom,” tweeted Ke$ha, the 26-year-old singer with the current hit single Timber, on New Year’s Day. Only a few days later, she entered the Timberline Knolls treatment center in Chicago for help with an eating disorder, announcing on […]

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Six-time academy award nominee Glenn Close is a long-time advocate for mental health. She co-founded the organization Bring Change 2 Mind with the Balanced Mind Foundation, Fountain House, and Garen & Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO) to transform the negative stigma associated with mental illness. The foundation hopes to change the misconceptions […]

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A specific human gene, DCC, may be responsible for serious mental illness later in life when it becomes dysfunctional during adolescence, according to researchers at the Douglas Institute Research Center, affiliated with Canada’s McGill University. That knowledge highlights the importance of early intervention for the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse. Parents whose children […]

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Researchers in France have identified a hormone produced in the brain that interferes with the intoxicating action of the affective ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol  (THC). They have begun developing new approaches for the treatment of marijuana addiction. The researchers, based at the Institute of Health and Medical Research in Bordeaux, France, published the results of their […]