The wide disparity in mental health treatment for men and women, colored people and whites, young and old, and children and adults cannot be overlooked. Many a times, their mental health needs remain unmet due to insufficient diagnosis, inaccessibility of proper services, lack of professional support and most importantly, stigma. A new HBO documentary talks about the state of mental illness in American children and how their families cope with the challenging situation while attempting to institute help. Read more
Both high and low blood pressure (BP) can be symptoms of underlying disorders. However, most people tend to underestimate the dangers associated with low BP. The common signs of low BP include feelings of dizziness or complaints of lightheadedness when standing up after sitting or lying down for some time. While physicians look at low blood pressure as a symptom of an underlying physical problem, a recent study suggested that it may increase the risk for suicidal thoughts. Read more
After a tough battle, the Colorado government has finally included post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for the use of doctor-approved medical marijuana. Colorado is now among more than 20 other states, as well as Washington D.C. and two U.S. territories that allow PTSD patients to use medical marijuana to alleviate their symptoms.
Governor John Hickenlooper has brought the years-long fight of veterans as well as advocates to an end by signing the Senate Bill 17 into a law on Monday. Senate Bill 17 gives individuals a constitutional right to use medical marijuana for treating acute stress disorder or PTSD. Read more
The U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates the month of March, every year, as National Nutrition Month. During this month-long campaign, the academy focusses on disseminating awareness about the importance of inculcating healthy eating habits. The American lifestyle is heavily dependent on junk food and therefore as a community, it is important that we strive to eat healthy to ensure our present and future generations follow suit. Read more
Happiness is a goal that has been actively pursued by humans across ages. Whether psychology or spirituality, various fields of human endeavor have tried to define and understand it better. What makes humans happy? How can it be achieved? Are oft asked questions or pondered on. The importance of this goal is reflected in the fact that the United Nations (UN) recognizes happiness as a fundamental human goal and says that all progress should be to achieve this goal. Keeping this in mind, the UN has established March 20 as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority.
Nearly 14 percent older people meet the criteria for depression, the second leading cause of disability across the globe. While clinical depression is a mood disorder that can affect a person’s day-to-day activities, subthreshold depression is a condition in which an individual has depressive symptoms but does not meet the criteria for depressive disorder. Though not as serious as a depressive disorder, subthreshold depression can have serious consequences to one’s quality of life. Read more
As the United States observes the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week from February 26 to March 4, efforts are being redirected to help people speak about their eating disorders and get help. Eating disorders are serious illnesses and can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender, caste or socioeconomic status. It’s time to talk about it.
Exuding confidence that the Trump administration would provide insurance coverage to all Americans, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Thursday proposed to slash the state’s mental health budget by $20 million. The majority of the proposed cut comes to the outpatient treatment services provided by Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS) and Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS). The move will eliminate 112 positions that include pharmacy technicians, psychiatrists and other mental health care workers. Read more
While stress is known to produce short-term anxiety in almost everyone, it can cause serious physical and mental harm to many others who suffer from chronic stressful conditions over a prolonged period. Because of its mind-body connection, anxiety can have serious side effects on one’s physical health, resulting in muscle tension, headaches and digestive problems. But the good news is that one can easily reduce the distressing anxiety-related symptoms by practicing certain relaxation techniques, with “mindfulness meditation” being the most powerful way to release pent-up emotions. Read more
On Nov. 21, 2016, Kayne West got admitted at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center to get emergency treatment for severe exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Post his mental breakdown and eight-day hospitalization, West is now working his way out to have better mental health and a good sleep routine. Read more
- Michigan says no to medical marijuana for anxiety and depressionThursday, July 12, 2018 - 5:48 am
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- Men’s Health Month: Virtual visits getting popular among young men with mental problemsThursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:29 pm
- California ER doctor suspended for rebuking basketball player suffering from anxiety attackWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:18 pm
- Anxiety after menopause increases chance of bone injuries, says studyWednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:04 pm
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