Monthly Archives: July 2013

Living with OCD

Living with OCD OCD is a term that many are familiar with on a passing level, but few understand the consequences that sufferers contend with. Twenty-two-year-old Josh Cannings has suffered from symmetry OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder for nearly 10 … Continue reading

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Treating Mental Illness There is a known way of saving patients from being a danger to themselves and others.

Treating Mental Illness There is a known way of saving patients from being a danger to themselves and others. Unfortunately, as National Review reported 15 years ago, the non-profit mental-health industry vigorously denies a relationship between violence and untreated serious mental illness … Continue reading

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Nobody Wins When Horror Games Stigmatize Mental Illness

Nobody Wins When Horror Games Stigmatize Mental Illness The goal of widely-accessible media including movies, television, and video games isn’t necessarily (or even commonly) to correct unfounded views or social injustice. However, there is a social obligation to protect vulnerable … Continue reading

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Mental Illness and the Benefits of Work

Mental Illness and the Benefits of Work I believe that society’s expectations for people with serious mental illness are so low that many people with illness buy into the idea that they can’t do much to help themselves. Even professionals … Continue reading

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Full Moon ‘disturbs a good night’s sleep’

Full Moon ‘disturbs a good night’s sleep’ Findings revealed that around the full Moon, brain activity related to deep sleep dropped by nearly a third. Melatonin levels also dipped. The volunteers also took five minutes longer to fall asleep and … Continue reading

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‘Normal’ Memory Slips May Signal Alzheimer’s

‘Normal’ Memory Slips May Signal Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association lists 10 warning signs of the disease: — Memory changes that disrupt daily life. — Challenges in planning or solving problems. — Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or … Continue reading

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Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent from … Continue reading

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The dark side of ‘diet’ drinks?

The dark side of ‘diet’ drinks? Zero-calorie beverages may seem appealing – but a new paper argues that artificially sweetened drinks could actually throw off your metabolism, affecting the way your body processes regular sugars.

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New data confirms a dementia epidemic as the Baby Boomers age

New data confirms a dementia epidemic as the Baby Boomers age The findings of the Cognitive Module in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) confirms the growing prevalence of cognitive decline … Continue reading

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Violent Crime Against Mentally Ill Prevalent, Underreported

Violent Crime Against Mentally Ill Prevalent, Underreported EDINBURGH, Scotland — Although violent episodes are commonly perpetrated against the mentally ill, many of these individuals do not report the events to the police for fear of not being taken seriously — … Continue reading

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