Debunking myths surrounding schizophrenia

September 29th, 2016 | Rachael

People often use stereotypes to describe schizophrenia. This could be because people often don’t know much about the disease and end up believing popular myths without trying to find out the truth. Like many other mental illnesses, schizophrenia is also misunderstood. It is widely held that “schizophrenia is untreatable,” which only shows the lack of […]

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Breakthrough smell test may help early detection of Alzheimer’s

September 14th, 2016 | Rachael

Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative condition that badly affects memory and other crucial brain functions, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Almost 44 million people suffer from it worldwide, of which 5.4 million are Americans. The symptoms of Alzheimer’s surface slowly and gradually exacerbate, disrupting the everyday functioning of the patient. […]

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National Recovery Month: Psychotherapies used for treating mental disorders – CBT

September 9th, 2016 | Rachael

To increase awareness and understanding related to mental illnesses and substance use disorders (SUD), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) observes the month of September as the National Recovery Month every year. The observance is a celebration of recovery among the patients, of a healthier life that gives a powerful message on […]

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Food items that can help fight depression

September 2nd, 2016 | Rachael

Depression is a common but severe mental disorder that interferes with an individual’s daily life. Many a times, people fail to read the symptoms of depression which makes its treatment difficult. While medication advised by clinicians play important role in the treatment, a person suffering from depression can also bring in certain changes in food […]

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