A recent study completed in Sweden finds that a definite link exists between people with creative bents and the presence of mental illness.
A woman in South Africa has just had a baby. A man in China has lost his job. A teen in the United States contemplates suicide. Although oceans away, all of these individuals may be suffering from clinical depression.
When it comes to increasing attendance for therapy sessions, studies show that two successful tactics are not unlike strategies used when trying to prevent no-shows for any other medical appointment. Specifically, patients want the ability to set the appointment time of their choosing and are more likely to show up for sessions if they’re reminded [...]
When employees call into work for sick leave, the impact is often felt throughout the workplace. Others have to scramble to make up the work that would be lost, extra phone calls and messages may have to be sent, and the company pays out money for non-productivity. Not all sick days come from physical ailments. [...]
Few people would understand the impact that being deployed overseas takes on a military family, except family members themselves. The stress of being separated from one’s family for an extended period of time is bad enough, but many family members find themselves also having to deal with mental and emotional issues upon their partner’s return.
In literature, tragedies tell the story of a noble person brought low or destroyed through a single character flaw which proves fatal. The recent death of Mary Kennedy, estranged wife of Robert Kennedy, Jr, remains unexplained, but her life seems to fit the parameters of a Shakespearean tale nonetheless.
Researchers from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) have discovered that regardless of your age, sex, race and weight, sleep apnea and other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea are linked to major depression.
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, family members look for a way to help them maintain the functions they still have. A senior who struggles to remember faces and participate in conversation is often prescribed with medication to help them fight against the symptoms of dementia.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the reference standard by which mental health professionals make diagnoses, determine treatment and upon which insurance companies base decisions regarding coverage. The DSM is in the process of being revised for an upcoming 5th edition, but proposed changes to the manual have been the source [...]
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issues reports on a regular basis that detail specific data related to admissions involving drugs or alcohol. The information is important for understanding the trends of drug and alcohol use and dependence.