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04-07-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

Psychotropic medications affect the mind and are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. today. Classes of psychotropic drugs include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers/antimanics, stimulants and anti-anxiety agents. According to the World Health Organization, 15 to 23 percent of Americans were taking antidepressants as of 2010. Up-to-date data on how many Americans […]

04-04-16 Category: Mental Health, Therapy, Treatment

Matt did not realize anything was wrong with the way he was coping with what he perceived as ugliness. As he descended into body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), he recalls, “I filed my own teeth with a razor to try to make them even. I dreamt incessantly of nose surgery. I thought my arm and leg […]

Team based treatment for psychosis
03-29-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

According to a recent study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and published in the scientific journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, team-based treatment for individuals with psychosis is more cost-effective — and more useful — than typical psychiatric treatment. The study The research study was led by Robert Rosenheck, M.D., a professor of psychiatry […]

music therapy
03-18-16 Category: Therapy, Treatment

Music is good for the soul. Whether it is country, pop, reggae, hip-hop or rock ’n’ roll, we all find inner peace and comfort when listening to our favorite song. The music industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason; it not only serves as entertainment but it helps people recover from mental, physical […]

potential treatment target for schizophrenia
03-17-16 Category: Mental Health, Treatment

Imagine being diagnosed with a severe mental illness — one that causes you to hear voices that aren’t really there or to see things that no one else can see — and then being told that there are no medications, interventions or treatments that are going to cure you. This is a reality for some […]

treatment for heroin addiction
03-10-16 Category: Substance Abuse, Treatment

Heroin belongs to the opioid family which is derived from the opium poppy. Heroin is an illegal substance, extremely addictive and is considered a Schedule I drug according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. This intravenous drug has been increasing among users, leading to more deaths secondary to overdoses. Heroin use in the United States […]

treating eating disorders
03-04-16 Category: Trauma, Treatment

A high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma exists among patients with eating disorders, according to Timothy D. Brewerton, M.D., with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Researchers have hypothesized that eating disorder behaviors develop as a way for these individuals to avoid certain traumatic memories, numb symptoms of hyperarousal and […]

electroconvulsive therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy, more commonly known as ECT, was first introduced in 1938 to help treat psychiatric illnesses, in particular, severe depression. This controversial treatment declined in the 1960s because of the stigma attached to this “violent” and “inhumane” treatment. Yet in the 1970s, ECT became more popular and, currently, is the most effective treatment for […]

02-22-16 Category: Mental Health, Physical Health, Treatment

Eating disorders are far more complex than they sound. The National Institute on Mental Health calls them “serious disturbances” that are associated with “a wide range of adverse psychological, physical and social consequences.” They’re not lying. Eating disorders can turn fatal; patients with anorexia and bulimia can do a tremendous amount of physical damage to […]


Gene variations, or differences, are a major reason why people respond differently to drugs. In fact, genetic factors account for 20 to 95 percent of the variability in drug response. Genes are important because they encode the enzymes needed for drug metabolism and proteins that determine the cellular response to drugs. Certain genetic variants can […]

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