Mental Health
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When an individual shows symptoms of both a mental illness as well as a substance use disorder (SUD), he/she is said to be living with a serious condition known as dual diagnosis. The condition comprises any combination, such as cocaine addiction and bipolar disorder (BD); alcoholism and PTSD; opioid use disorder and depression; marijuana addiction […]

“#SayHerName” and “Charleena’s Life Matters” read some of the placards, which protesters held in their hands as they expressed anguish over the shocking death of Charleena Lyles outside her apartment in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of northeast Seattle. Irate family members, friends and community activists demanded justice for Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American […]

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Remember that popular number of Tom Douglas and Steve Seskin – “I don’t know why, they say grown men don’t cry?” Whatever prompted the two to write the song, but it certainly questions the reasoning behind this belief that has been passed to us for generations. Effectively, it translates into the perception that men can’t […]

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World Music Day, also known as Make Music Day, is an occasion to celebrate music globally. It traces its origins to the Fête de la Musique, which was launched in France in 1982. Every year, Make Music Day is celebrated on June 21 (the summer solstice) in over 750 cities in 120 countries, and its […]

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For many people, the aftermath of a traumatic event can result in painful memories. Over time, these memories may fade for some of them, but for others, they may linger for months or even years after the event. Such a condition, which is diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), causes emotional devastation and carries a […]

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By now, it is well accepted that women experience prenatal and postpartum mood disorders. There is limited insight, however, on mental health issues among new fathers since such problems are believed to impact women only. Although awareness regarding paternal mental health has been increasing, the challenges faced by new fathers do not receive due attention. […]

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports that post-traumatic stress symptoms can emerge or re-emerge later in life as the aging process could have an adverse impact on preexisting mental health ailments or trigger the development of new disorders. Studies suggest that around 15 percent of senior adults may experience and struggle with […]

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The California State Senate recently passed a single-payer health care proposal aiming to cover all the medical costs of a Californian. Led by Democratic Senator Ricardo Lara, who believes that health care is a basic right for all citizens, the move has infuriated business interests, fascinated liberal activists and overturned the political landscape in the […]

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Primary data released by the state insurance departments suggests that health insurance companies nationwide are seriously considering a massive hike – as high as a whopping 53 percent – in Obamacare premiums in the midst of the escalating public disgruntlement with the Trump administration’s stand on basic health care issues. Data indicates Anthem, a trusted […]

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Experiencing anxiety or nervousness is a natural and normal reaction to stress. A normal degree of fear of illnesses, new social interactions and frightening events can help individuals handle problems and challenging situations, and even avoid danger. However, enduring the terror of phobias or the unrelenting anticipatory anxiety on a regular basis to the point […]