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Medical Treatments for Depression

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Anxiety, Depression, Featured | 1 comment

Clinical depression is a collection of symptoms characterized by low mood, low self-esteem and the loss of pleasure in activities that are normally enjoyable. It is a disabling condition that can adversely affect all aspects of a person’s life and 3.4 percent of people with clinical depression commit suicide. Fortunately, a variety of medications are able to manage clinical depression. These medications can be classified into the following categories: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake...

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New Report Highlights Baby Boomer Needs for Mental Health Care

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A new report indicates that, along with greater risk of physical problems, around one in every five baby boomers may have mental health or substance abuse issues. As the nation adds more seniors, many in need of care may have difficulty finding quality services for common mental health problems, such as depression. Institute of Medicine Report The Institute of Medicine reported states the U.S. lacks physicians, nurses and other experienced health workers with training for the special needs of baby boomers. While the nation focuses on...

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Is The Internet Driving You or Someone You Know Crazy?

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Addiction, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Are you enraged when your Internet connection is down, even for a short while? Is your kid checking email every 15 minutes no matter where you are or what you are doing? Is there nothing you enjoy more than surfing the Internet and become grouchy when other things make it impossible for you to so? If this is the case, then you or your child may be suffering from Internet addiction? Actually, this is serious, in May of 2013 the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ or DSM-IV, aka the bible of mental disorder definitions will...

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Helping Grandparents Care for the Children of Incarcerated Parents

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Parenting | 1 comment

Only a few stages in life can match the difficulties associated with raising children. As a parent, you must keep watch over the child’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. You must also learn to take notice of antisocial behavior and self-destructive life choices. When you are a grandparent and the parenting issues involve the adolescent offspring of imprisoned parents, the complications accumulate like a Los Angeles brush fire. According to a report from the Oregon Social Learning Center, youth with an antisocial parent...

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Fatherless Children, A Consequence of Drug Addiction, Fathers and Prison

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Alcohol and Drugs Misuse, Family & Friends, Parenting | 1 comment

According to the principles behind the New Jersey Mandatory Drug Court Program, signed into active law on July 19, 2012 by N.J. governor Chris Christie, no life is disposable. Legislation S-881 establishes guidelines for helping individuals overcome drug addiction. The Program stands on the groundwork of fiscal and moral commonsense: Helping drug addicts reclaim their lives exceeds the performance of a warehouse prison system. A fatherless child remains one of the worst consequences of drug addiction. The addicted adult ends up in prison. The...

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The Affordable Care Act: A Step-up In Providing Mental Health Care

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Family & Friends | 0 comments

Listen up Parents Parents recognize that being able to keep their kids on their insurance policies until age 26 will help them in getting the health care they need. Most parents view this benefit as being great for routine medical care and perhaps even hospitalization – most do not recognize its value in treating those with mental illness. Frequently, serious mental illnesses manifest themselves before a person attains the age of 25. This age group, 18-26 were formally a large component of those without healthcare insurance before...

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Mental Illness – A Commentary on the Situation of the Mentally Ill Within the National Institute of Corrections

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Living with illness | 0 comments

What Happens When the Mental Illness Collides With Mental Illness Being locked behind bars is never easy. Being locked behind bars while lacking the mental capacity to comprehend all that has happened evokes a state of depression beyond measure. In June of 2001, a 49 year old adult male spent three months in the Hillsborough, NC country jail. Eleven other prisoners shared with him the crowded confinements of a cell designed to house eight men. It was there that he made acquaintances with a mentally troubled, illegal Mexican immigrant. For two...

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Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Treating Eating Disorders

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Anorexia & Bulimia - Eating Disorders, Binge Eating - Eating Disorder, Eating Disorder - Members | 0 comments

Eating disorders are a classification of conditions in which the individual suffers from an unhealthy obsession with food, exercise and weight loss, often as a result of self esteem or poor body image. Eating disorders are highly dangerous, and can be life threatening in extreme cases. It is important for individuals suffering from eating disorders to get proper treatment as soon as possible. Types of Eating Disorders There are a variety of types of eating disorders, and many that most people don’t realize are disorders. Anorexia nervosa and...

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Detox

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Alcohol and Drugs Misuse, Problems | 0 comments

Drug detoxification, commonly known as detox, is any procedure that removes drugs from a patient’s body. The patient is typically under the influence of these drugs at the time of the detox treatment. Detox programs typically take place on an inpatient basis where health professional can monitor the patient’s vital signs continuously. Overview The purpose of detox is to eliminate the patient’s physical dependence on drugs. It is the first phase in a drug treatment program and must be followed by rehabilitation, which addresses the...

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