In order to keep you informed of the latest developments in the mental health field, our writers work hard to produce informational blogs to keep you up to date. Our blogs cover a variety of subjects relevant to mental health.

Refer to this page periodically for new blogs contributing current information on treatment and medications in the field of mental health.



Schools’ contribution in spreading awareness about mental health problems

Schools’ contribution in spreading awareness about mental health problems

July 5th, 2017 | CMHH Team

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately one in every five adults in America suffer from a mental disorder, i.e., around 43.8 million in a given year. Unfortunately, only 41 percent of those suffering from a mental illness received treatment in the previous year. The reasons for the prevalence of undiagnosed or […]

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Oppositional defiant disorder in adults

Oppositional defiant disorder in adults

June 27th, 2017 | CMHH Team

A majority of children often throw tantrums every now and then, often expressing their denial through anger and irritability. However, this kind of behavior is considered a normal part of growing, and thus, often ignored by parents. But, when these children grow up to be adults who lose their temper regularly, it could be the […]

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School-based programs may help improve mental health in children, finds study

School-based programs may help improve mental health in children, finds study

June 15th, 2017 | CMHH Team

It is a fact that things learned in school tend to stick forever in life. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is given to impart good values, ethics, education, culture and etiquettes to children in school so that they grow to become more cultured and well behaved in later years. But, school education should not just […]

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Skills needed for a career in mental health services

Skills needed for a career in mental health services

June 7th, 2017 | CMHH Team

Previous data of the American Medical Association (AMA) states that though there has been an increase of 45 percent in the number of psychiatrists in America between 1995 and 2013, yet 4,000 areas across the country have severe shortage of mental health professionals, where every psychiatrist is serving around 30,000 people each. The shortage could […]

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Are genes to blame for mental illness?

Are genes to blame for mental illness?

May 19th, 2017 | CMHH Team

Most of the time the blame for psychiatric diseases is inadvertently put on the stresses of life. As a result, the role of biological vulnerability in increasing the risk of developing mental disorders remains neglected and less discussed among the medical fraternity and the common masses. Since the brain is one of the most complex […]

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Using comedy to generate awareness about mental illness

Using comedy to generate awareness about mental illness

May 15th, 2017 | CMHH Team

Usually, mental illness is the least favorite topic of discussion among friends while hanging out over a cup of coffee or sitting in an office canteen. If anyone happens to mention the subject, the following few minutes would be followed by an awkward silence until someone else brings in a much cooler, less tabooed subject. […]

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Behavioral therapy may lead to lower stress in insomnia patients, says study

Behavioral therapy may lead to lower stress in insomnia patients, says study

May 11th, 2017 | CMHH Team

People suffering from insomnia may experience lower stress levels and increased daytime functionality as a result of behavioral therapy. These are the findings of a study which focused on 160 adults, who were at least 30 years old and suffered from chronic insomnia. All the participants received weekly 90-minute group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions […]

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Bipolar disorder during pregnancy indicates hospitalization of newborn Medicaid recipients

Bipolar disorder during pregnancy indicates hospitalization of newborn Medicaid recipients

May 1st, 2017 | CMHH Team

People suffering from bipolar disorder usually need treatment for their unusual shifts in energy and mood levels that make it difficult for them to carry on with their daily chores. The situation becomes tricky if women are detected with bipolar disorder during their pregnancy. A recent study has revealed that the impact of bipolar disorder […]

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Creative tasks may improve psychological health

Creative tasks may improve psychological health

April 26th, 2017 | CMHH Team

Spending time on small, everyday creative tasks such as baking or cooking is considered therapeutic; it leads to greater happiness, enthusiasm and a relaxed state of mind. A study, results of which were published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in January 2016, suggests that people who frequently engage in small, creative activities are more […]

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Colorado Senate passes bill covering workers compensation for PTSD

Colorado Senate passes bill covering workers compensation for PTSD

April 21st, 2017 | CMHH Team

The International Association of Fire Fighters claims that nearly 20 percent of firefighters and emergency medical responders in the United States suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to 3.5 percent of the general population; approximately 19 percent of firefighters have harbored suicidal thoughts at some point in their careers, and 15.5 percent have attempted […]

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