National Anxiety and Depression Week

Mental health disorders have been increasingly accepted in our culture. The high prevalence of anxiety and depression amongst people has made it increasingly important to continue education surrounding mental health and possible avenues for treatment. Depression and anxiety are both known to have a variety of causes with substantial genetic involvement. For example, depression is […]

Family Support and Mental Health-Working Together

Oftentimes when someone is suffering from a mental illness, it affects the whole family. It is important for people to understand the struggles of those around them in order to accept what is happening and move in a healthy manner that allows for proper recovery. Support is a very important part of this process and […]

Substance Use Disorders: Alcohol

Alcohol use disorder is one of the most common substance use disorders in the modern world. Drinking on occasion is not necessarily indicative of a problem when in moderation, but habitual binge drinking can lead to mental and physical problems if left unchecked. Helping those with substance use disorders requires a lot of outside support […]

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is known to be a developmental and nuerological disorder, due to the main pathology affecting the central nervous system and because symptoms usually present themselves by the age of 2-3 years old. The origins of ASD are still unknown, but there is a lot of speculation about what causes its development. […]

The Effects of Stress On Your Body

Stress: Benefits & Risks There are a lot of lifestyle changes that can be made for better health including a good diet, sleep, and exercise. We are often told to decrease our stress load to better our health; although, one of the most unavoidable aspects of anyone’s life is stress. Leaving stress unchecked and suffering […]

Good Sleep Hygiene Is Important For Your Mental Health

It is common knowledge that everyone needs to get enough sleep, and that the recommended hours of sleep are anywhere from seven to nine hours a night. However, the vast majority of adults don’t get this basic requirement due to their busy schedules and work shifts. Sleep: The Right Amount Matters Why do we sleep? […]

Diabetes and Mental Health

Life-long diseases like diabetes or cancer are often thought of singularly as physical illnesses tied to rigorous treatment plans. However, the possible mental health consequences are often overlooked. With rates of diabetes increasing worldwide, it is imperative to be informed of the many aspects of life that can be potentially affected by a diagnosis and […]

Brain Awareness Week: Understanding the Brain and Behavior

The brain is a mystery. People have been speculating about the importance of the brain for many centuries and its role in our behavior. It seems that for everything that we learn, more remains unsolved. Before people understood its significance, and modern medicine had yet to be born, people experimented with “neurosurgery” to see how it […]

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