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  • Is schizophrenia caused by a virus?

    Posted on: 08-26-2016 Category: Mental Health, Research, Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia is a complex, chronic mental illness that distorts thoughts, emotions and behavior. Hearing voices, seeing things that aren’t there, having false beliefs and speaking in a disorganized way are common manifestations of schizophrenia. Other symptoms include difficulty concentrating, poor memory, flat affect, apathy and trouble completing tasks. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1 percent of the…

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  • 7 signs of depression in men

    Posted on: 08-11-2016 Category: Depression rehab, Emotional awareness, Mental Health
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    depression in men

    Men don’t ask for help. Men go it alone! Men rely on their wits, skills and internal strength to make it through life, and any man who dares ask for help just isn’t a man. Right? Wrong. Self-reliance is one thing, but for the most part, constantly going it alone is a mistake. Every man,…

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  • The importance of friendships: ‘I get by with a little help with my friends’

    Posted on: 07-13-2016 Category: Mental Health, Recovery, Relationships
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    Having meaningful, positive friendships throughout life is a vital aspect of overall health and well-being. Researchers have not only found support for greater happiness and life satisfaction among people who have close relationships, but people who have friends are more likely to live longer and be more resilient to stress. Friendships have multiple benefits on…

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  • Late-life depression is a risk factor for dementia

    Posted on: 07-12-2016 Category: Cognition, Depression rehab, Mental Health
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    Late-life depression

    Like any chronic disease, depression doesn’t discriminate. According to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), it affects nearly 15 million adults in the United States every year. Although the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the median age of depression’s onset is 32, the disease can strike at any time. Unlike most chronic diseases, depression…

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  • It’s National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

    Posted on: 07-04-2016 Category: Health and Wellness, Mental Health
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    This July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Treatment specialists, support organizations, advocacy groups, parents and affected individuals are joining together to promote awareness and understanding of cleft and craniofacial conditions. Although Sovereign Health does not treat cleft and craniofacial conditions, we recognize the strong impact these disorders may have on some…

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  • Floating in sensory deprivation can soothe anxiety

    Posted on: 06-29-2016 Category: Anxiety Treatment, Mental Health, Stress
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    Floating in sensory deprivation

    The Western world is overstimulated. It is nearly impossible to sit alone in silence without any interruptions from people or electronics. With innovative technology, society is constantly connected and wired in. On one hand, it is great to be able to communicate with friends and family across the world, but on the other hand, it…

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  • 4 steps to help homeless people with dual diagnosis

    Posted on: 06-29-2016 Category: Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Rehabilitation
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    The U.S. Department of Housing and Development’s (HUD) 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress notes on any given night in the U.S., 564,708 people are homeless. Between 10 and 20 percent of these individuals have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. In 2014, nearly 50,000 veterans were homeless. Over 40 percent of…

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  • A trip to rat ‘Disneyland’: The role that a positive environment plays in depression

    Posted on: 06-23-2016 Category: Depression rehab, Mental Health, Treatment
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    Scientists have long used laboratory rats and mice as models for studying human disorders and disease, evaluating the safety and efficacy of new medications and dietary supplements, and testing the effects of carcinogens (i.e., cancer-causing agents). In the 1960s, studies of rodents placed in an operant conditioning chamber (i.e., Skinner box) were popularly used to…

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  • Health and well-being begin with the mouth

    Posted on: 06-10-2016 Category: Health, Health and Wellness, Mental Health
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    dental hygiene and preventive dental health

    Unfortunately, dental hygiene and preventive dental health is overlooked by many. Very few people realize the importance of regular dental visits and teeth cleanings until they run into a dental nightmare and walk out with a $3,000 bill and a painful mouth. Interestingly, according to a Gallup Poll, one-third of Americans did not visit their…

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  • Eating disorders: The dangerous gap between treatment recommendations and availability

    Posted on: 06-03-2016 Category: Eating Disorders, Medicine, Mental Health
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    The U.K.’s National Health Service has just revealed the shocking and life-threatening wait times those with eating disorders must endure. Even though eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, U.K. citizens must wait up to 182 days before they can receive the care they need. Despite the fact that U.K.-based researchers…

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