Monthly Archives: September 2016

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: The cost of the media’s inaccurate portrayal of mental illness and psychotherapy

One of the recurring issues in treating people who suffer from mental health issues is the stigma attached to seeking help. Some studies have suggested that the portrayal of mental illness and psychotherapy in popular culture outlets has had a … Continue reading

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Stress, Sleeplessness, Anxiety: How Violence In The Valley Is Causing a Kind of PTSD

What Williams is describing, depression, drug use, and aggressive behavior are all symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers even have a new name for it: toxic stress. Williams agrees but puts his own spin on the concept. “I call it … Continue reading

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6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Myth 1: Asking someone about suicide will cause him to become suicidal Myth 2: Depression causes all suicides Myth 3: We cannot really prevent suicides Myth 4: Suicides always happen in an impulsive moment Myth 5: Young children, ages 5 … Continue reading

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Antibody reduces harmful brain amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients

Aducanumab, a new antibody has been shown to trigger a meaningful reduction of harmful beta-amyloid plaques in patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. These protein deposits in the brain are a classic sign of Alzheimer’s disease and contribute to the progressive … Continue reading

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